Critical thinking

Critical Thinking: How to Develop It at Home and at School

 

 What is critical thinking? It’s a way of reasoning and questioning things to help us make better decisions. We’ll explain what critical thinking is and […]

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Language disorders

Speech and Language Disorders: Types and Symptoms

 

 Language or speaking disorders are used to describe when a person has a specific difficulty with communication or other areas related to communication, like oral […]

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creative thinking

Creative Thinking: 10 Tips To Boost Creative Thinking

 

 Creative thinking is the ability to think in new and original ways. It means straying from traditional ideas and creating alternative solutions. Learn about the […]

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Tongue Twisters and Communication: How the Brain Learns Languages

 

 Have you ever wondered how the brain learns languages? Why are we able to communicate so easily? How is it that we can formulate sentences, […]

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Neural Networks

Brain plasticity; Rewiring the brain

 

 Once upon a time, researchers and scientist theorised that the brain stops developing within the first few years of life. The connections the brain makes […]

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Brain based learning

Brain based learning: What is it and how to apply it at school and at home

 

 What is brain based learning, and why it matters. Brain bases learning is a new perspective in teaching and learning that is based on using technology and knowledge of the […]

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Working with peers is a metacognitive strategy

Metacognition: Thinking About Thinking Improves Learning

 

 Have you ever analyzed the strategies you use for learning new information? Do you read the information out-loud several times? Or do you explain it […]

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dysthymia

Dysthymia: Persistent Depressive Disorder- What is it and Symptoms

 

 We’ve all been “there”, where we find ourselves more down than usual, we don’t feel like doing anything and have a constant feeling of apathy. […]

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What is a Realist? How to Tell if You Have a Realist Personality

 

 What is a realist? Do you think you might be one? A realist is someone who can look at things as they are in life […]

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Night Terrors: What are they and what to do about them

 

 Night Terrors. Have you ever been woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of your child screaming? Does it seem like […]

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Imaginative play

Development of Cognitive Skills; Piaget’s theory.

 

 Crawl before you walk, walk before you run! When it comes to development, this phrase is certainly true. Before children learn to talk and are […]

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Branch like dendrites

Looking at the Neuron; Its structures and their functions.The Dendrites, Cell body and Axon.

 

 There are around 100 billion neurons in the brain! Neurons are really small, measuring in microns (thousands of a millimetre) The smallest neuron measures around […]

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Cognitive reserve

Cognitive Reserve: What it is, Aging, Alzheimer’s and How To Improve It

 

 We often talk about cognitive reserve when referring to someone who takes care of their brain health, who has the ability to decrease cognitive decline […]

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How to overcome echolalia in autistic children

Oppositional Defiant Disorder In Children: How To Spot It?

 

 Every child and adolescent reacts to difficult situations in their own way according to different factors. Some of them may include: character, genetics, education and culture. […]

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types of exercise

Making sense of the exercise obstacle course; different types of exercise and their benefits

 

 Cue the groans! This blog post is all about the benefits of different types of exercise. Yes! You read that correctly! Although half way through […]

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Endless Possibilities: How Technology Affects Your Brain

 

 In the current times, technology affects your brain in powerful ways that shape who you are as a person. This is especially the case for […]

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sex differences in the brain

Sex differences in the brain: Is there a male and a female brain?

 

 For many years, science has tried to explain how women and men are different beyond sexual traits. On this matter, research continues on how sex differences […]

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How to Improve Your Short-Term Memory: Study Tips to Remember Everything

 

 If you want to improve your short-term memory, look no further for some ways to help you out. Your short-term memory is what allows you […]

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Benefits of learning foreign languages

Not Sure If You Should Take The Leap? Cognitive Benefits of Learning Foreign Languages

 

 We may not look back on our foreign language classes at school with much fondness.However, after reading about the following benefits of learning foreign languages, […]

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Exercises to improve executive function

10 Simple Exercises to Improve Executive Function At Home

 

 Recent studies have been able to shed some light on executive functions, their importance, and how they can be trained. In this article, psychologist Cristina […]

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How Mindfulness Can Change Your Brain

 

 Mindfulness occurs when your mind is at peace with what is present and you fully conscious of what is going on around you. Similar to […]

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Emotions help you remember

Emotional memories: How emotions help you remember

 

 Have you ever wondered why are there situations you can remember better and more vividly than others? How you might even experience an intense emotion […]

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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: What is it and How Does It Affect 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 anything […]

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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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