Increasing sleep after trauma may help improve memory and learning...

Nov 19, 2020 by

A new study from Washington State University has found that increasing the amount of time spent asleep immediately after a traumatic experience may easy any negative consequences. The research builds a case for sleep therapeutics following trauma—especially for military...

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Study says body clock rhythms, not sleep, dispose of brain’s toxic waste...

Sep 24, 2020 by

Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center recently conducted tests on mice to study their bodies’ circadian rhythms. They found that this system governs the glymphatic system—nerve cells that serve as the waste disposal system in the brain....

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Flickering Light May Help Alzheimer’s

May 5, 2020 by

Scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that lights flickering at 40 beats per second has a beneficial effect on Alzheimer’s disease. The results were published in The Journal of Neuroscience....

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Babies’ Attention Boosted by Bilingual Home

Apr 25, 2020 by

A new study from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK has found that infants from bilingual homes pay attention to new information faster than other children. The research was published in the journal Royal Society Open Science....

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Decreasing Brain Inflammation Helps Memory Loss

Apr 21, 2020 by

A new study on mice has found that a molecule involved in our brains’ mechanism for resolving inflammation might help ward off memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease. The study’s results were published in the journal GLIA....

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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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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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