Boost Cognitive Power and Creativity with Your Playlist

Music can change the world because it can change people. – Bono Music is the universal language for a reason. More than any other type of stimulus, music evokes feelings and heightens the emotions associated with them. It fires up our emotional center, engages our motor region, and evokes deep significant memories. Music physically changes the…

Sync Up Your Brain Waves for Rockstar Performance

Music and brain function are inextricably linked.  Playing an instrument or listening to music is like a double shot of Red Bull for the brain.  When you understand why and what type of music works best for the task at hand, you have the power to sync up your brain waves for rockstar performance. The human…

Mental Overload? Reboot Your Brain

The clock is ticking. Deadlines are looming. The inbox is full. We’ve all been there. The harder and faster you pedal, the more overwhelmed you feel. The human brain is amazingly complex, but you don’t have to be a neuroscientist to know when it isn’t performing at its peak. As it turns out, pedaling harder and…

Laughter Makes Us Smarter… And Other Brain Bytes

We once believed that intelligence and creativity were fixed. It was generally accepted that we were born with a certain capacity to learn and we did the best we could with what we had. Now, we know differently. Since the 1990s, also known as “the decade of the brain,” we’ve discovered that we can actually…