Brain News You Can Use | January 2019

Brain News You Can Use – Our Top Picks That Caught Our Eye this Month:

5 Ways Being in Nature Can Change Your Brain | Scientific research has long documented how spending time in the great outdoors (and not just as a means to travel from point A to point B) can have numerous benefits for your overall well-being and mental health, and the field is only growing (no pun intended). (Source: Bustle | Sanam Yar). 

20 Tips for a Positive New Year | Here is a fun New Year’s graphic on how to stay positive in 2019 (Source: jon | Jon Gordon).

A Neuroscientist’s Tips for a New Year Tuneup For Your Brain | Unlike the effervescent bubbles that stream to the top of champagne flutes on New Year’s Eve, what I call brain bubbles are far from celebratory. (Source: Medical Express | Kelly Lambert, The Conversation).

Artificial Intelligence Can Detect Alzheimer’s Disease in Brain Scans Six Years Before a Diagnosis | Using a common type of brain scan, researchers programmed a machine-learning algorithm to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s disease about six years before a clinical diagnosis is made – potentially giving doctors a chance to intervene with treatment. (Source: University of California San Francisco | Dana Smith).

Can Skype Help Seniors Beat the Blues? | Video chatting is the best way to keep older adults connected with loved ones and avoid depression. (Source: U.S. News | David Levine).

The Brain Changing Benefits of Exercise | If you need some motivation to get your body moving in 2019, watch this TED Talk by neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki about the brain-changing benefits of exercise. (Source: Pro Health | Wendy Suzuki).

Woman Focuses on Brain Health to Prevent Memory Loss | The start of the new year often has people flocking to the gym to stay on top of their workout goals, but some of the most valuable exercises don’t happen in the gym. (Source: | N.A.).

For more brain health information, see our January Newsletter.