Information, news, useful articles about brain health. Different professionals propose advice, tricks, and recommendations that may help keep your brain balanced

Brain Reward System

Brain Reward System: A complete guide to our pleasure center

 

 Our brain reward system is incredible in how it functions! But what is it and how does it function? How does the brain reward system […]

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Epilepsy

What is Epilepsy: A complete guide to this chronic disorder

 

  We’ve all heard of people who can’t be around flashing lights because of their epilepsy, but what is epilepsy? In this article, we will […]

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Psychogenic Amnesia

Psychogenic Amnesia or dissociative amnesia: Complete guide to this memory loss

 

  Imagine going through an accident and not remembering anything surrounding the accident, including the accident itself. This is what is known as psychogenic amnesia. […]

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Language disorders

Language Disorders and Speech Disorders: Types and Symptoms

 

  Have you ever had a hard time pronouncing things, articulating words, mixing up word meanings? These are some aspects or symptoms of language disorders. […]

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Somatic Symptom Disorder

Somatic Symptom Disorder: An in-depth guide to this illness

 

  Ever felt that that migraine was a tumor forming in your brain? Well, if you have somatic symptom disorder, that’s exactly how it is! […]

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Branch like dendrites

Looking at the Neuron; Its structures and their functions.

 

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

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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. After a tragedy like a plane crash, […]

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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 […]

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sympathetic nervous system

Sympathetic Nervous System: A guide to understanding how it works

 

  Our bodies rush with adrenaline and we get into fight-or-flight mode, which is the activation of our sympathetic nervous system. But what is it? […]

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neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegenerative Diseases: Characteristics, Cures, and Prevention

 

  Neurodegenerative diseases- What are they? Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by damage to the nervous system, causing cognitive decline and changes in brain functions and how […]

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Trastorno de personalidad

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 […]

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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 […]

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Light Sleep: Do you wake up feeling refreshed?

 

  Sometimes you just don’t wake up feeling refreshed. Why is that? In this article, we will answer: what is light sleep, what are the […]

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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 […]

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Retrograde amnesia

Retrograde amnesia: Forgetting your past completely

 

  Imagine forgetting everything from the past decade and being completely unable to recall those years. In this article, we will find out what retrograde […]

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brain gym: keep your brain healthy and young

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

 

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

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Brain based learning

Brain based learning: What is it and how to apply it

 

  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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Nomophobia

Nomophobia: Fear being away from your phone?

 

  Do you ever feel anxiety because you’re away from your phone? Do you always use your phone to look up things you don’t know? […]

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Hypertension

Hypertension: A complete guide to high blood pressure

 

  “I was walking down to the supermarket and started to feel vision problems, headache, chest pain, difficulty breathing and pounding in my chest and […]

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Anterograde Amnesia

Anterograde Amnesia: Familiar faces become strangers

 

  Anterograde Amnesia: Imagine yourself wandering up and down the streets not finding back home. Well, the solution is simple, looking for a taxi or […]

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Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance: How Does it Influence How We Think?

 

  Have you ever felt one way but did the opposite? Or have you ever had two different opinions about the same thing? You’ve experienced […]

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Dysphasia

Dysphasia: Difficulty with comprehension of spoken or written language

 

  Imagine not being about to sing your favorite song, or not being able to write or say how you feel or what you are […]

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Stages of Grief

Stages of Grief: Complete guide on what stages to expect when grieving

 

  Everybody grieves at some point in their life… but what is grief? What are the different stages of grief? How does grief affect the […]

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Probiotics

Probiotics: Everything you need to know about our friendly bacteria

 

  What are probiotics? Where do I find probiotics? How do probiotics affect my health? Can I eat too many probiotics? These are all questions […]

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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 […]

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Living with Panic Disorder: Panic Attacks

Fighting Fear: Living with Panic Disorder

 

  You’re sitting in an airplane, clenching the armrests with your fingers when your heart starts pounding. Maybe the walls feel like they’re closing in […]

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Mindfulness can change your brain? Find out how it relates to brain shape

 

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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types of exercise

Types of exercise: Different types of exercise and their benefits

 

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

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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 […]

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Brain seizures

Brain seizures: When The Brain Has Too Much Energy

 

  Brain seizures: Some of us have to deal with them every single day, whilst others can be witnesses of someone having a  brain seizure. […]

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The effects of sugar on the brain

The Effects of Sugar on the Brain: Everything you need to know

 

  We are always hearing about how sugar is bad for us, but how does it affect us? How does sugar affect our brains? In […]

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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 […]

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Amygdala

Amygdala: The powerhouse of emotions

 

  Our brain is a palace of structures. It dictates everything we do, how we think, how we behave and how we feel. In this […]

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Stroke

Stroke: A useful guide to everything you need to know about strokes

 

   There are approximately thousands of people who suffer from headaches, migraines, neck pains, etc. but what happens when these symptoms become acuter and are […]

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Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy: What is it, what are the different types and treatments?

 

  Hypnotherapy. Have you ever thought of being hypnotized? In this article, we answer some questions you might have: what is hypnotherapy, what are the […]

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Endorphins: Learn everything you need to know about the feel-good chemicals

 

  Endorphins is a word you have probably heard of, but do you know what it means?  Whether it is the feeling of riding a […]

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demyelinating diseases

Demyelinating Diseases: A useful guide to diseases involving myelin

 

  What are the types of demyelinating diseases that affect the central nervous system? In this article, we answer all your questions: functions of myelin, […]

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Sensory Integration Therapy

Sensory Integration Therapy: What is it and who benefits from it?

 

  Sensory integration therapy. Sensory integration refers to the brain’s ability to organize sensory information that comes from our surroundings. Sensations come in as perception […]

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12 pairs of cranial nerves

12 pairs of cranial nerves: What are they and what are their functions?

 

  12 pairs of cranial nerves enable us to perform our daily routine in a comfortable and efficient way, as they take part of the […]

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Functions of Dopamine: What is Dopamine 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 […]

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Emotional Dependence

Emotional Dependence: Information and advice on this dangerous addiction

 

  “They made us believe that each one of us is the half of an orange and that life only makes sense when u find […]

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Meditation for Depression

Meditation for Depression: Alternative treatments to cure complex disorders

 

  Meditation for depression. Some call it a powerful tool to increase attention and focus whereas others are repelled by the thought of just sitting […]

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Hypersomnia

Hypersomnia: What it is, and how it impacts your health

 

  We often hear about how people can’t seem to fall asleep, thus leading to people pulling all-nighters. In reality most are trying to go […]

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Children with Dyspraxia helping each other

Dyspraxia: Is your child clumsy? A reason for this could be this condition

 

  Dyspraxia. It is commonly seen nowadays: On the one hand, you have the group of children that seems to be able to have no […]

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