benefit of exercise on the brain

Benefits of exercise on the brain: How does exercise help?

 

 You’ve probably heard before how the brain is “like a muscle” and just like our other muscles, we need to exercise it regularly. But how […]

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10 percent of brain capacity myths persist because of modern media

10 Percent of Brain Capacity: Is It True?

 

 It’s a myth that commonly appears in advertisements, books and movies: humans can only use 10 percent of brain capacity. But is this really true? Is […]

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The difference between psychologist and psychiatrist

What’s the Difference Between a Psychologist and Psychiatrist? Who Should You See?

 

 Many people are unsure of who they should see when they’re going through a rough patch. Do you go to a psychologist or a psychiatrist? […]

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How to start working out

Are You Ready To Make A Change? Tips for How To Start Working Out

 

 Have you tried to start working out before but you gave up when it got hard? Do you want to start again, but you’re not […]

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Understanding the brain and neurotransmitters

The different types of neurotransmitters: What are they?

 

 You’ve probably heard of how dopamine plays a role in feelings of pleasure, or how serotonin levels influence depression. This barely scratches the surface when […]

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brain gym: keep your brain healthy and young

Brain Gym: 16 Activities That Will Help Your Brain Stay Younger, Longer

 

 Brain gym for a healthy mind. A few years ago, we started to learn about the importance of training our brains. Today we know that […]

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The brain and menstruation

Getting to know Aunt Flo: What happens between the brain and the menstrual cycle?

 

 Fun fact: in Victorian times, it was possible for a woman to be institutionalized if they experienced any kind of menstruation-related anger. This might sound […]

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9 Functions of Dopamine That Serve You

 

   The functions of dopamine are too many to count. Dopamine is an extremely famous neurotransmitter working in your brain. Whenever you want to learn […]

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Pathological liars

Pathological Liars: How to Identify, Help, and Prevent It from Happening

 

 Telling the occasional white lie doesn’t change who your are and it doesn’t make you a bad person. However, there are some people who relate […]

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stop smoking tips

Trying To Quit Smoking? 11 Stop Smoking Tips from a Psychologist

 

 “I can quit whenever I want”, “I’m not really addicted”, “I’ll quit after this week”, “We’ll all die someday anyways”… Quitting smoking can be hard, […]

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Are there gender differences in the brain?

Neuroscience of the sexes: Are there gender differences in the brain?

 

 We all know the differences between male and females. For centuries we’ve discussed the physical, social and emotional differences between man and woman. But one […]

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Understand your brain and stress

Understanding Your Brain and Stress: What Happens When We’re Stressed?

 

 It’s time to talk about our good ol’ buddy stress. For most of us, it seems to cling to us all day every day, no […]

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Online Dyscalculia Quiz

Do You Think Your Child Might Have Dyscalculia? Take The Online Dyscalculia Quiz

 

 Dyscalculia is a learning disorder characterized by a difficulty learning mathematical operations, numbers, and symbols. If you think your school-aged child might have dyscalculia, take […]

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how to become a morning person

How to Become a Morning Person: 10 Tips for the Sleeping Beauty in All of Us

 

 We’ve all made plans the night before, telling ourselves things like “Okay, tomorrow I will wake up early, eat breakfast, go for a run, shower, […]

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Bullying and the Brain: Schoolyard Cruelty

Bullying and the Brain: The Neuroscience of Bullying

 

 As a young, school-going kid there are a lot of things that are rights of passage- your first invite to a birthday party, your first […]

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Music Helps the Brain

Are You a Mozart or a Macklemore? : Ways Music Helps the Brain

 

 “Without music, life would be a mistake”. Friedrich Nietzche may have been skeptical about a lot of things, but the power of music was not […]

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False memories: What are they?

False Memories: Can You Trust Your Memory?

 

 We often don’t think about the accuracy of our memories. We just assume that they’re exact and precise, because it’s something that we experienced. But […]

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Narrative Exposure Therapy: Stones and Flowers

What’s Your Story? : Narrative Exposure Therapy

 

 A lot of time and resources have been spent on investigating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in soldiers- and it’s warranted (more on how to live […]

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why we need closure

Why We Need Closure: Your Brain on Grief

 

 “I just need to know what happened.” This is the sentiment of many who have lost someone. EgyptAir Flight 804 crashed somewhere in the Mediterranean […]

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Alternative Mental Health Therapy: Yoga

Trying the Unconventional: Alternative Mental Health Therapy

 

 Since psychiatry became a significant field in modern day medicine, millions of people have gotten treatment for mental disorders. The most prevalent psychiatric treatments have […]

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Memory improving techniques

How to Remember Everything: Memory Techniques

 

 Are you struggling to remember things in your everyday life? Whether its forgetting people’s names immediately after meeting them, attempting to recall your grocery list, […]

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A Father's Pregnancy: Post Pregnancy

A Father’s Pregnancy

 

 As a father you may not actually have real morning sickness or swollen feet. You may not have to deal with the painful contractions or the breast-feeding […]

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How to Live with PTSD

How to Live with PTSD

 

 Just a few days ago a gunman fired upon a primarily LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida, slaughtering 50 people and leaving dozens more injured and […]

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Starved brains kill memory-making to survive

Life after stroke: Regaining Independence

 

 Stroke. You’ve probably had your doctor warn you about your increased risk, or have even had someone in your life experience it. It is responsible for the […]

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multipotentiality and multipotentialites

Multipotentialites & Multipotentiality: Embracing Your True Path of Paths

 

 For many gifted children and adults alike, multipotentiality can be a blessing and a curse. Marked by the ability to excel across numerous fields, the […]

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Depression: how to keep it at bay?

Tips to Help Yourself Out of Depression: Keeping Bad Moods at Bay

 

 Over the last decade, depression rates have spiraled so much so that approximately 1 in 4 Americans will experience Major Depression at least once in […]

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What is validation therapy?

How To Communicate With Someone Who Has Advanced Dementia: Validation Therapy

 

 Do you not understand why you have to continuously repeat the same thing to your family member with dementia? Does it bother you that they […]

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Benefits of Having a Dog for an Autistic Child

 

 There are different types of autism and different autism therapies for each type. While traditional occupational therapy can help a great deal, looking into alternative […]

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ways to stay focused if you have ADHD

Don’t Get Distracted! Ways to Stay Focused If You Have ADHD

 

 Many adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder can’t combat the symptoms of this disorder without medication, but if the symptoms of ADHD in adults is […]

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How to avoid jet lag

Feeling Extra Tired After Your Trip? How To Avoid Jet Lag

 

 When we travel and change time zones, it’s normal for our bodies to need time to adjust. While we’re adjusting, we might experience insomnia, fatigue, digestive […]

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Caffeine As An ADHD Treatment

Caffeine As An ADHD Treatment: Combat Hyperactivity Without Medication

 

 It’s been proven that caffeine can help reduce the symptoms of ADHD in some people, but it is an experimental treatment for ADHD and isn’t […]

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relaxing music to stimulate your baby

Developing Intelligence in Your Child: Relaxing Music To Stimulate Your Baby

 

 We’ve talked a few times about how music affects the brain. Music has been proven to cause emotional reactions in people, like happiness or sadness, […]

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