The cerebral training of elderly people

Cognitive training can boost mental capacities of elderly people A study published in 2015 in The Lancet confirmed that we can improve cognitive functions in elderly people. Dr Ngandu and colleagues followed 2 groups of people aged between 60 and 77 years old for 2 years. The 591 individuals in the 1st group follow a…

“Brain Trust” from Vincent Lorgé

Vincent Lorgé is a French artist working currently in Lyon. He made this piece of art, called “Brain Trust” while collaborating with Ian Gold and myself at the Neurophilosophy Lab at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) in 2010. All of Vincent’s work is available here  

Training our brain changes our biology

In 2009, Fionna McNab and her colleagues showed that one type of cerebral training could change the quantity of dopamine D1 receptors in our brain. This results confirmed the idea that our brain is able to change and modulate its biology according to the environment and its needs.  Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is very…