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


   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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