Increasingly, the courts are turning to neuroscientific data as additional evidence in making legal decisions. From examining questions of impaired ability to even issues of diversity and bias, neuroscience and the law are intersecting more frequently. A key question often at stake is at what age is are people’s brains “mature enough” to make and […]
Rethinking Time for Independence in Children’s Daily Lives
If your July 4th plans are anything like my family’s, it’s fully loaded with lots of planned activities: parade at 10am, pool at 2pm, BBQ at 4pm, fireworks at 9pm, etc. Little time is left unstructured for the kids to, well, be independent. New research gives me pause to think, though, about whether for July […]
Let’s Get Fired Up: Is Seeing Brain Activity the Ultimate Motivator?
From coaches to self-help books, everyone has advice for how to get motivated to accomplish a task. But what if you could simply see how your brain reacts to different motivation strategies and then pick the best one? New research is finding that showing people their brain activity levels could be the key to firing […]