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Friends are important to the health of your brain

Bob Roth | Special to the Jewish News | Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 7:53 am

In my best Seinfeld imitation I’d like to divulge my most recent epiphany: As a vital organ, and the body’s control center, the human brain has a PR problem. From this evolutionary masterpiece we have music, architecture, the Bill of Rights and love. So why is everybody so enamored with the heart? We love the little red symbolic representation, which, by the way, is not even the shape of the human heart. The brain doesn’t even have its own iPhone emoji. Yet as vital organs go, it’s the brain that is really super sexy.

Here it goes, fellow boomers — I hand you the keys to the castle: The best advice for keeping command central running at peak efficiency is revealed in the borrowed/reconfigured campaign slogan: “This is your brain. This is your brain on friends. Any questions?”

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