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How to Supercharge Your Brain

Researchers have learned a lot about what may help keep the human brain working as well as possible. According to a scientist who has written a book about supercharging the brain, it doesn’t necessarily require solving puzzles every day. In this interview, the scientist discusses a famous case of a man who experienced brain trauma, and he shares how brain function can be hurt and helped. Listen to hear what scientists see when they look at a brain that has been damaged, and learn about the practices that can boost brain function.


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Story Length: 6:57

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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