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Art Kramer
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Cognitive & Brain Health at Northeastern University

Art Kramer for Northeastern Global News

Can pickleball, tennis and other racquet sports really help you live longer?
A person wearing a blue sweatshirt hitting a tennis ball with a neon green racquet.

Can pickleball, tennis and other racquet sports really help you live longer?

Research suggests that racquet sports could be beneficial, but the evidence for the long-term health effects of specific sports is lacking.
Connections and Wordle games from the New York Times are wildly popular. Can they improve cognitive function as you age?
Person holding their phone open to a NYTimes game screen.

Connections and Wordle games from the New York Times are wildly popular. Can they improve cognitive function as you age?

The games from the New York Times are wildly popular. Can they help improve your cognitive function as you age?
Mike Tyson is returning to boxing. But at 58, experts say it’s a bad idea.
Mike Tyson against the ropes of a boxing ring

Mike Tyson is returning to boxing. But at 58, experts say it’s a bad idea.

A neuroscientist and a doctor agree: Tyson has a greater risk of traumatic brain injury and other health problems should he return to boxing.
Squirrel! Why attention spans seem to be shrinking and what we can do about it
An illustration of a person with an outlined goldfish inside their head and a thought bubble in the clouds above the person's head containing various multi-colored items.

Squirrel! Why attention spans seem to be shrinking and what we can do about it

Reducing stress and getting enough sleep helps people successfully deal with distractions, a psychology expert says.
Term limits amendment faces extraordinary uphill battle — as it did in the ’90s
Mitch McConnell being helped by various senators when he froze at a news conference

Term limits amendment faces extraordinary uphill battle — as it did in the ’90s

Law professor Jeremy Paul discusses the feasibility of introducing new term limits and recent efforts to push for change.
Why did Mitch McConnell freeze during a press conference? An emergency physician weighs in on his health scare
Mitch McConnell stands behind a podium at a news conference, while John Barrasso and Joni Ernst hold onto his wrists. Other officials stand behind Mitch McConnell.

Why did Mitch McConnell freeze during a press conference? An emergency physician weighs in on his health scare

Mitch McConnell likely experienced what one Northeastern expert describes as an acute medical issue when he froze during a press conference.