MIND & BRAIN NEWS

While sugar impairs memory and learning skills, Eating chocolate improves brain function

Researchers at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) conducted a study in 2012 on rats and found that a diet high in fructose hinders learning skills and memory and also slow down the brain. The researchers found that rats who over-consumed fructose had damaged synaptic activity in the brain, meaning that communication among brain cells was impaired. Study’s lead author Dr. Fernando Gomez-Pinilla said in a statement that “Insulin is

How sugar affects the brain?

How does a big bowl of sugary cereal or a candy bar affect the brain? In this conversation with Jessica P.Johnson, you will realize what happens in the brain during a sugar rush, and how that changes when sugar is swapped out with artificial sweeteners. Freelance science writer and podcast producer with degrees in biology, microbiology, and science journalism, Jessica P.Johnson had report with Dr.Nicole Avena, a research neuroscientist, author

The brain is the body's most mysterious organ

Although the adult human brain weighs on average about 1.3–1.5 kg, or about 2% of total body weight, It controls all parts of the body and allows you to think, feel, move your arms and legs and it helps you stay healthy. With 100 billion cells, your brain is like a CEO of a giant corporation. Brain decides what we say and how we feel. The more we know about

Water Your Brain 1

I posted an article titled “Water and Brain Function” written by Merlin Hearn on my website. I was surprised with the number of people commenting and reading. I decided to post a new article on Water and Brain. In YouTube, I found 90 minutes video titled “Your Brain on Water” by Dr. Corinne Allen. I watched a few times and I found it very useful. I would like to share

What would happen if you didn’t sleep?

In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. This isn’t just a minor inconvenience: staying awake can cause serious bodily harm. Claudia Aguirre shows what happens to your body and brain when you skip sleep.

Want a younger brain? Stay in School—and Take the Stairs

The more flights of stairs a person climbs, and the more years of school a person completed, the younger brain. Taking the stairs is normally associated with keeping your body strong and healthy. But new research shows that it improves your brain’s health too—and that education also has a positive effect. In a study recently published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, researchers led by Jason Steffener, a scientist at

The house that rewires the brain

In a time of a worldwide epidemic of depression, brutal assassinations and attacks on our freedom, huge problems with global warming, plastic pollution everywhere, in a time that we need formidable solutions, in such a time we have some beautiful opportunities at hand by which we can make a difference and create a better world. And those opportunities come from 4 simple but slightly surprising facts. Bernard Maarsingh as a

Women and Alzheimer's Disease

Did You Know that two out of every three people with Alzheimer’s disease are women? In the past, it’s thought that more women develop Alzheimer’s since they live longer than men. However, women may be at more risk than men in the first place due to a variety of reasons, like genetics or hormones. Estrogen has been shown to reduce beta-amyloid which is the “bad protein” that collects in the

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Brain

The Human Brain is not solid. It’s soft and squishy similar to the consistency of soft tofu or soft gelatin. The typical brain is about 2% of a body’s weight but it consumes 20% of the total energy produced by the body.. During early pregnancy neurons develop at the rate of 250,000 neurons per minute.. There are approximately 100 billion neurons in the adult human brain.. Each neurons connects with

You have a wonderful plastic brain and you are capable of anything..

Hayley Teasdale is doing groundbreaking research into non-invasive brain stimulation that shows great promise, particularly for those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. In this talk, she give us insights into how she came to be working in this field, and her hopes for the future. She is a neur­os­cient­ist with her work mainly focused on Parkinson’s dis­ease, she uses non-invas­ive brain stim­u­la­tion to try and com­bat symp­toms. She is par­tic­u­larly inter­ested