Sohan Shah

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Do Cognitive Enhancement Websites such as Lumosity really work?

Do Cognitive Enhancement Websites such as Lumosity really work?


Introduction Whether to ward off neurodegenerative disease or to earn an A on a test, many people wish to improve their cognitive abilities. With this rise in consumer interest, many websites have been established that promise to “improve cognition”.  Lumosity, for example, with 70 million active users in 182 countries [V], is t...

Our Brain Just Got a Whole Lot More Complicated

Our Brain Just Got a Whole Lot More Complicated


    While the brain looks like a messy gray mass of folded clay, it is actually partitioned into numerous specialized regions.  Some regions are excited by a familiar face, others by touching a hot stove, and others by feeling the brisk wind on a winter day.  These functional zones were originally codified by the German anatomis...