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Brain Teasers: A Podcast Roundup On the Brain

The smartest minds in the QDT-verse have explored the many questions about our control center: the brain. From how nutrition affects our brain to what we can do to become smarter, listen on to fuel up on some knowledge.

By
Joe Muscolino
image of a brain working out

In the red corner, clocking in at around three pounds, hailing from the seat of our very consciousness, the undefeated heavyweight champion of the sentient world: The Brain!

And in the blue corner, weighing the total sum of every question ever asked, hailing from the backwoods of existentialism, we have the unrelenting middleweight of reason and progress: Human Curiosity!

Since the dawn of modern science we have worked hard to understand our existence in microscopic detail: Atoms. Molecules. Elemental stuff that make up the fabric of the natural world.

But when it comes to understanding the brain? Meh. We haven’t even scratched the surface. But what we do know is how little we know, and that’s a start. If that doesn’t get your scientific spidey senses tingling, I don’t know what will.

Join some of the smartest minds of QDT in exploring popular questions about that hunk of flesh that sits in our attics, powering our every move.

How does nutrition affect your brain? Or how about exercise? How can you become smarter? Or maybe you’re fascinated by how reading literature lights up the synaptic corners of your mind? These subjects and more can be found in the episodes below.

Listen on.

How Nutrition Affects Your Brain.

Making positive changes to your diet can help set you on the right path toward sharper mental function. Nutrition Diva explains what to eat to improve your thinking and protect against age-related cognitive decline.

How Exercise Affects Your Brain.

Diet isn’t the only thing that can help keep your mind sharp--good physical fitness is important too! Get-Fit Guy unpacks proven science that demonstrates why keeping your body in good shape is good for your brain too.

5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Intelligence.

If you’re looking to improve your mental function, here are 5 daily routines that researchers have found to create a direct link with better cognitive abilities.

How Literature Affects Your Brain.

In this two-part series, Grammar Girl and Savvy Psychologist collaborate to discuss how reading literary fiction can change the way you think and make you a more empathetic person.

Hyperbole and the Brain.

Grammar Girl interviews Savvy Psychologist about how our brains understand hyperbole, the use of exaggeration in language to make a point.

Writing and the Brain.

Savvy Psychologist and Grammar Girl come together once again to discuss a recent study on the brain scans of creative writers and what we can learn from it.

How Focus Affects Your Brain.

Do you proudly identify as a multi-tasker? Well, stop it! Get-it-Done Guy explains how focusing on just one thing at a time will improve your work, and gives some advice that will help you do it better.

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