Category Archives: Brain growth

Brains trust

The brain is firmly on our radar. Not only did Brain scientist Dr Jill Bolte-Taylor open the Better-by-Design summit last week, but it is the New Zealand Neurological Foundation’s Brain Awareness week. Dr Jill Bolte-Taylor’s inspirational and courageous journey of … Continue reading

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No such thing as a free school lunch

What is happening in New Zealand that resistance to change means that change shouldn’t happen? First MFAT and now the Department of Education. It is a reality that every person I meet – hundreds  each month – have to come … Continue reading

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The amazing middle-aged brain

For a hundred years, neuroscience believed the mature brain was “stuck”- unchanging. It has now had to reverse that position. By middle age, our brains have trillions of connections making us smarter, calmer, happier and more capable.  And we keep … Continue reading

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