Ten Advancements in Brain Science Worth Celebrating

Originally published in the Fall 2015 issue of Robb Report Health & Wellness as “Cognitive Concerto”

A celebratory score for the gains made in brain health

The late neurologist Oliver Sacks famously likened the brain to a “vastly complicated orchestra with thousands of instruments, an orchestra that conducts itself, with an ever-changing score and repertoire.” Remarkably, that entire orchestra weighs just 3 pounds, a mere 2 percent of the average person’s total body weight, but it requires 20 percent…

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