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Playing is good for grown-up brain and body

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SHAFAQNA- Want to feel better, smarter and healthier? It might be time to get serious about play. TED’s list of talks about the importance of play is a good place to start. It includes nine talks that might persuade you to take…

The Latest in Brain Technology

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SHAFAQNA- Scientists at various institutions are working on technologies that allow people to see, hear, and move artificial limbs by tapping into the brain's neurons. We are now well on the way to being able to restore vision and…

5 Ways Science Shows That Your Brain is Keeping You From Success

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SHAFAQNA- Your mind can be your best buddy or worst enemy. This brain expert helps you figure out when your brain is friend of foe. Sometimes even talented, hardworking people believe that nothing will ever go their way. Do you ever stop,…

Hi-Res Graphene Probes Monitor Brain Activity

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SHAFAQNA- Measuring brain activity with precision is essential to developing further understanding of diseases such as epilepsy and disorders that affect brain function and motor control. Neural probes with high spatial resolution…

Alzheimer’s disease: brain diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- Early in childhood, you begin designing the blueprint for your future mental health. The quality of the food you eat today determines what your brain may or may not be able to do in the future. Your temple’s brain needs fertilizing…

5 Ways Science Shows That Your Brain is Keeping You From Success

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SHAFAQNA- Sometimes even talented, hardworking people believe that nothing will ever go their way. Do you ever stop, filled with frustration, and wonder why things are not working out exactly the way you want? Some respond by looking…

Cardio in Old Age May Boost Brain Health

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SHAFAQNA- By Traci Pedersen The findings show that older adults who scored high on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) tests — a measure of the body’s ability to supply oxygen to the muscles during exercise — performed better on…

From Psychedelics To Alzheimer’s, 2016 Was A Good Year For Brain Science

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SHAFAQNA- With a president-elect who has publicly supported the debunked claim that vaccines cause autism, suggested that climate change is a hoax dreamed up by the Chinese, and appointed to his Cabinet a retired neurosurgeon who doesn’t…

Nutrition Helps In Brain Health And Intelligence

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SHAFAQNA- Good nutrition is always an important factor in overall good health. This has not even been contested much by people. Good nutrition also helps in brain development. A study on older people has shown that nutrition helps in brain…

How Smartphone Light Affects Your Brain And Body

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SHAFAQNA- There's something incredibly powerful about the blue lights that the designers of our smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens have been able to create. The lights in these screens glow so bright that we can see them even during a sunny…

Harvard scientists think they've pinpointed the physical source of consciousness

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SHAFAQNA- Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness - the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises. But researchers…

Scientists say they've identified the physical source of depression in the brain

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SHAFAQNA- The region of the brain that serves as the physical source of feelings of depression has been identified, with new MRI data being the latest evidence to show that depression isn't just a 'frame of mind'. Scientists have scanned the…

Debunking common myths of creativity

SHAFAQNA- Let’s start with a fact: Everybody is capable of conceiving new ideas. Unfortunately, the chance of doing so is limited due to certain stubborn myths. Now, there’s hardly a CEO or a mission statement that doesn’t herald creativity.…

Researchers Identify New Mechanism Controlling Brain Development

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SHAFAQNA- Scientists have found that developing nerve cells are able to ‘feel’ their environment as they grow, helping them form the correct connections within the brain and with other parts of the body. The results, reported in the journal…

Abnormal increase in hippocampal activity impairs memory and attention

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SHAFAQNA- Neurons in the brain interact by sending each other chemical messages, so-called neurotransmitters. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the most common inhibitory neurotransmitter, which is important to restrain neural activity, preventing…