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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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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Boosting learning and memory while you sleep—with scents

Mar 3, 2020 by

New research has found that the strategic use of certain scents while learning and during sleep appears to improve exam performance. The results showed that using fragrance can work in everyday life—not just in a clinical setting....

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Soybean oil causes neurological changes

Feb 18, 2020 by

Soybean oil has been marketed as a healthy alternative to other kinds of oil, but new research has found that may not be true. The new study showed that soybean oil causes neurological changes in mice, which may contribute...

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Brain volume not always tied to memory, thinking

Feb 13, 2020 by

A German research tea look at the brains of 330 older adults and found that the size of the hippocampus is only beneficial to people who also have more white-matter circuitry to link it to the rest of the...

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