Category: How your brain works

How your brain works

Good Works: Little Claims, Big Differences

By Kevin Woo | California Lawyer December 2014 by Kevin Woo | December 2014 THE VOLUNTEERS: Calling all lawyers in the Los Angeles area. THE CLIENTS: Low-wage workers in Los Angeles County, who often find that their employment claims are too small for private lawyers to take on. THE WORK: The legal nonprofit Bet Tzedek …

How your brain works

Brain food – you are what you eat

By Kevin Woo, Alzheimer’s Speaks | April 25, 2013 There’s an old saying, “You are what you eat.” Dr. Neal Barnard and his family grew up eating typical Midwestern fare – meat-and-potatoes. He says that not so coincidentally many members of his family got Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia at a young age. Barnard …

How your brain works

You Must Remember This

How to improve your memory By Kevin Woo  One+ | May 11, 2011 MICHAEL JORDAN, DAVID BECKHAM OR SERENA WILLIAMS MIGHT COME IMMEDIATELY TO MIND if you were asked to name a world-famous athlete. Each is instantly recognizable, they’ve performed consistently well under pressure and all are champions. Children and adults queue for hours just …

How your brain works

Learning How the Brain Learns

By Kevin Woo  One+ May 11, 2011 DOES A MEETING ORGANIZER REALLY NEED TO UNDERSTAND NEUROSCIENCE TO PRODUCE A GOOD EVENT? It would certainly be helpful, says Dr. Richard Ackley, a professor of business psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. “The way material is presented at conferences caters primarily to the left brain …