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I’m a Brain Scientist and I Let My Son Play Football

Peter Cummings, Yahoo NewsMy name is Peter Cummings. I am a forensic pathologist and a neuropathologist, which means I study brain trauma for a living. I am also a football coach and I let my 11-year-old son play football. I may be the only neuropathologist on Earth who lets his kid play football. … Read the referenced┬ástory here: I’m a Brain Scientist and I Let My Son Play Football

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The Obsession with New Things Is Burdening Our Brain

Commercial organizations depend and thrive on our natural curiosity. That’s right, companies know that people are driven by a strong obsession for obtaining new information, products and services. Just take a look at cellphone companies, and how they constantly find ways to upgrade you to new phones and contracts. Also take a look at your inbox. You’ll no doubt find countless emails arriving every week that are ads and promotions for new stuff. Now, it’s not that new stuff is bad. It’s just that when we attempt to consume too…

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Alzheimer's may be linked to defective brain cells spreading disease

Science Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells sick, say researchers. These findings could have major implications for neurological disease in humans and possibly be the way that disease can spread in the brain. Alzheimer’s may be linked to defective brain cells spreading disease

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