We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night – but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural. Explore this via the BBC online News Magazine by going here.
A new study suggests lifelong musical experiences can retard certain aspects of the aging process. Specifically, Northwestern University scientists discovered a lifetime of musical training slows some aspects of hearing and memory loss.
The experts believe the findings suggest age-related delays in neural timing (the ability of the brain to decode and then recode audio stimuli) are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training.
The study is the first to provide biological evidence that lifelong musical experience has an impact on the aging process.
For the rest of this PsychCentral.com article go here.
Dr. Louann Brizendine has recently published her book The Male Brain the follow up to her acclaimed The Female Brain . She gave a talk to the Commonwealth Club of California on April 22, 2010 that aired on NPR on May 11th. Clic here to hear this lecture in RealPlayer format. Or here for iTunes podcast. Here is the write up for this talk:
Dr. Louann Brizendine from the Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic, UCSF; and author of “The Female Brain and The Male Brain” Her talk is entitled “Why “Y” Matters: The Male Brain” – she explores the MALE brain, showing how, through every phase of life, the “male reality” is fundamentally different from the female one.