Jessica is a student studying neuroscience and psychology. She is fascinated with all things people, from the way our brains work to how we think. She is always looking for new things to learn, and is eager to help others be inspired.
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 […]

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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? […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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