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About Pam Zhang

Pam Zhang studied Creative Nonfiction Writing and Cognitive Science at Brown University (and a smattering of Egyptology too). All this has left her with an itch for unearthing all the weird and wonderful connections between our brains, our bodies, and our ideas of self. Now writing for Lumos Labs, she'd like to know what facets of neuroscience you want to read about!
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A history of memory training: 500 BC to 2014 AD

Around 500 BC, the Greek poet Simonides stepped out of a dinner party to receive a message. When he returned, he found the roof caved in and every other guest crushed among the ruins. Worse still, the Read More...


2 strategies for remembering names: a study

In a 2008 study, researchers from Emory University investigated some interesting new strategies for face-name recall, or the ability to remember names. Over 3 sessions, researchers attempted to Read More...

Pick up one of these 3 brainy books for Brain Awareness Week

Online cognitive training is a recent innovation, but it comes from a storied past. In 1983, Space Fortress became one of the first computer-controlled games to be created by researchers in a Read More...


Meditation’s Effects on Alpha Brain Waves

A new study out of Brown University has found that a form of mindfulness meditation known as MBSR may act as a "volume knob" for attention, changing brain wave patterns. What is MBSR? Originally Read More...

50 Million Users

Infographic: celebrating 50 million Lumosity members

Infographic design by Julie West, words by Pam Zhang, analysis by Daniel Sternberg As a way of saying thanks to our 50 million Lumosity members, we've put together this infographic to highlight all Read More...


Can cognitive activity help combat brain lesions?

Can what you do today keep your mind sharp decades in the future, despite harmful physical changes in the brain? A new study in the journal Neurology suggests that cognitively stimulating activities Read More...


The secret trait shared by child prodigies

At age 3, a girl prodigy (we’ll call her Jane) was composing music. By age 6, she had played at the White House and toured internationally. What makes Jane and other child prodigies different from Read More...

Video: the story of science behind Color Match

You know Color Match as a fun, challenging game. But did you also know that it's based on a neuropsychological task used in labs around the world? Watch the video to hear a Lumosity Game Designer talk Read More...

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