Using feet may reshape the brain

Mar 24, 2020 by

For people without arms or those recovering from a stroke, using your feet may help reshape your brain. In fact, certain areas of the brain lit up on fMRIs when the toes of “foot artists” were stimulated, indicated that...

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Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may raise ADHD risk

Mar 19, 2020 by

If you or someone you love is pregnant, make sure you’re getting plenty of vitamin D. New research from the University of Turku in Finland has found that the risk of ADHD is 34% higher in children if the...

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More than 100 genes tied to autism

Mar 19, 2020 by

A landmark study from Mount Sinai has identified more than 100 genes associated with autism. Other developmental delays were tied to 49 of the 102 genes. The research was published in the journal Cell....

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Complaining rewires your brain

Mar 17, 2020 by

Patterns become imbedding in your brain and complaining is no exception. Stanford University researcher showed that complaining actually shrinks the hippocampus. That’s the area of the brain we need for intelligent thought and problem-solving....

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Two workouts that boost the brain’s plasticity

Mar 12, 2020 by

Although exercise in general is good for the brain, a new study from the University of South Australia has found that two particular styles of workout give the brain’s plasticity the biggest boost. The two exercises were 25 minutes...

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Being bilingual may delay Alzheimer’s

Mar 10, 2020 by

A new study by York University has found evidence that being bilingual may delay the symptoms of dementia. Sadly, once Alzheimer’s develops, it progresses much faster in people who are bilingual because the disease becomes more severe....

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How fatherhood changes the brain

Mar 5, 2020 by

A host of studies found that a man’s brain goes through significant changes when his child is born. In the first few weeks after birth, the father’s testosterone and cortisol decrease and there are increases in estrogen, prolactin, oxytocin...

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