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Aug 29, 2016

Resilience in Older Adults

“By addressing some of the treatable mental health issues that do occur with aging, including depression and anxiety, we may not only be able to improve mood and functioning related to depression, we may also have a beneficial effect on physical outcomes.” – Dr. Brent Forester

Aug 26, 2016

Technology: Modern Help for the Aging Mind

Digital technology isn’t just a domain for younger generations. It also has amazing potential for activating the mind and improving the quality of life in older adults.

Aug 15, 2016

Long-Term Effects of Marijuana

Staci Gruber, PhD, is studying how using medical marijuana over time affects brain structure, cognition, and quality of life.

Aug 2, 2016

The Marijuana Debate: A Conversation with Staci Gruber, PhD

For more than 20 years, Staci Gruber, PhD, director of McLean Hospital’s Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has dedicated her work to uncovering the mysteries of marijuana. As...

Jul 28, 2016

Brain Geography: Map Details Newly Identified Regions of the Mind

The human brain is a world unto itself and still holds great potential for discovery. When we describe its structure and functionality, we often refer to the left and right hemispheres and the four lobes—frontal, temporal, occipital, and parietal....

Jul 22, 2016

Brain Bank Seeks Brains

“There is a need for healthy brains with no known brain disorders to understand the changes that occur in the brain of anyone with a brain disorder, whether you’re studying Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s or schizophrenia or depression.” – Dr. Sabina Berretta

Jul 18, 2016

The Dangers of Steroids

Dr. Harrison Pope discusses his research on the profound risks of anabolic steroid use.