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  • September 17, 2018 5:00 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    At the age of 70, E. Marie Kaye has just become the oldest person to ever compete in the USA Memory Championship and earn the title of mental athlete! All this while competing against people who were 30, 40, and even 50 years younger than she. As a result, she was invited to speak at MIT McGovern Institute for the Brain where she shared her story.

    E.M. Kaye undertook this personal challenge to demonstrate that aging is not a barrier to plasticity, learning, or cognitive achievement. And that while there may be no cure for Alzheimer’s, she believes that we can be proactive in reducing risk factors and optimizing positive factors to protect the brain from premature aging and Alzheimer’s.

    She kept a journal of her ‘brain training’ and it is now available as a small book called, A Brain First Life. She also started the Brain First Project which is dedicated to the prevention of Alzheimer’s. She credits Professor Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, who taught her Harvard post graduate class titled Mind, Brain, Health, and Education science (MBHE), as her inspiration.

    E.M. Kaye started a website to share her story with others. It can be found at

  • September 12, 2018 5:00 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Dr. Tokuhama-Espinosa is publishing a new book titled, Neuromyths: Debunking False Ideas about the Brain with W.W. Norton. The book will be available on September 25, 2018. 

    Please see this press release for more information.

  • June 14, 2018 2:03 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Research in Mind, Brain, and Education is a companion book for new researchers, students, and scholars interested in the emerging interdisciplinary field of Mind, Brain and Education (MBE). The book explores connections between research in the learning sciences and educational practice through the work of twelve MBE researchers. Each chapter blends two narratives to provide a richer view of the author’s journey into MBE - The first focuses on the science (both the tools and models) being advanced as authors face specific issues and challenges in the field. The second narrative highlights the more dynamic, less linear process that brought each researcher to their current focus. Collectively their experiences provide a more complex view of how MBE is evolving, and, in turn, how the field is influencing their research. The goal is to provide a guide that will help bring readers into the conversation and equip them with the trans-disciplinary mindset necessary to participate in the collaborative work necessary to bridge three different areas of study: Mind, Brain and Education.

    Book on Amazon:,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

  • February 14, 2018 9:00 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Stroke Diary: Just So Stories, How Aphasia Got Its Language Back (Volume 3)

    Practice is more than just practice. Practice is the prescription for improvement. People with aphasia must become more aware that practicing is the cure. The book sections include Words, Language, Awareness, Memory, Thinking, Timing, Neurons, and Plasticity. The brain requires a special kind of “food”—activities and experiences which induce plasticity. These stories were part of the process of engaging the environment to “light up” learning, on the way to getting my language back.

    Available on

  • March 16, 2017 7:46 PM | Anonymous

    Elsbeth Stern, Roland Grabner and Ralph Schumacher are editors of a new issue of "'Neuroscience and Education". To read the editorial and to see a list of the contents, please click here.

  • February 28, 2017 1:05 PM | Anonymous

    Member Laura Jana releases new book, "The Toddler Brain: Nurture the Skills Today that Will Shape Your Child's Tomorrow.  

  • January 27, 2017 9:34 AM | Anonymous

    Board Member Silvia Bunge recently gave an interview for the Jacobs Foundation where she discusses the importance of reasoning skills and explains why she prefers the term "mind, brain and education" over "educational neuroscience".

    To hear the interview click here:

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