Seasonal affective disorder

Are You at Risk for Seasonal Affective Disorder? Know its Symptoms and What it’s All About

 

 What is seasonal affective disorder, or SAD? Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression characterized by differences in outdoor seasonal activity. Most people with […]

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photographic memory real

A Snapshot of Photographic Memory: Is Photographic Memory Real?

 

 Is having a photographic memory real? A photographic memory is usually used to describe when someone has the stunning ability to recall visual information in […]

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ADHD

ADHD Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

 

 ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), is characterised by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness’. ADHD symptoms are often noticed at a young age and more apparent when children start school. […]

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concentration problems

Concentration Problems: Symptoms, Causes, and Tips

 

 Problems concentrating isn’t only something that happens to kids- many adults find themselves struggling to concentrate, and we’ve probably all had moments where, no matter […]

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New year's resolution

Why Does Your New Year’s Resolution Fail And What To Do About It

 

 As the new year approaches, many people find themselves tallying up all of the things that they didn’t accomplish this year, and making lists of […]

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Adult ADHD

Adult ADHD- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder in Adults

 

 Each morning we wake up, progressing through our busy schedule, trying to make the best of the 24 hours we have, staying focused and organized, […]

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Drug Withdrawal; Symptoms and Treatments

 

 Drug Withdrawal Definition: group of symptoms that occur as a result of a decrease or stopping intake of a medication, recreational drugs or substances, to […]

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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, millions […]

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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 the […]

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semantic memory

Semantic Memory: “It’s on the tip of my tongue!”

 

 “It’s on the tip of my tongue!” Semantic memory stores what we now about the world and language. When we want to remember certain things […]

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healthy habits

Scientifically Proven Healthy Habits- Get Back On Track!

 

 Scientifically proven healthy habits: Stress, anxiety, and general unhappiness are all caused by an imbalance in our lives. In other words, a balanced life is […]

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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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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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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 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.

 

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

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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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Echolalia

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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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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