Author Archives: Dr. Joyce Shaffer

Brain Power 2020

Researchers bring us two perspectives on enhancing intelligence. Neuroplasticity can be influenced in a positive direction to improve brain power!”   In animal research Marian Diamond described what rats did to enhance their brain power by being active in an … Continue reading

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3rd World Congress on Positive Psychology

Combining Neuroplasticity and Positive Psychology in Clinical Practice to Increase Positive Development across the Lifespan, was the title of my Conversation Hour and Poster presentations at the 3rd World Congress on Positive Psychology. This focus on personal empowerment at any … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson University Nurses Enjoyed News about Cocoa & Other Brain Foods.

Today I had the privilege of sharing some of the exciting new neuroscience with a crowd of wonderful nurses at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. They asked brilliant questions AND gave learned answers. In the brief hour over lunch we … Continue reading

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What Is Brain Power 2020?

What is Brain Power 2020? Clarity. Brain power 2020 is seeing clearly; remembering more; having better judgment; making the best decisions; thinking quickly; continually enjoying increasingly complicated new learning; being so happy in your mission and purpose that time evaporates; … Continue reading

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Brain Power 2020

Increasing human intelligence is referred to as the Flynn effect (Flynn, 1984; 1987). It has been documented in several countries. At the very least that can be considered evidence of environmental influence on how our brains perform. It raises many … Continue reading

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