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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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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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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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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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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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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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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fibromaylgia

Fibromyalgia: What is it, symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

 

  Fibromyalgia. If you don’t know what fibromyalgia is, you should know that those who suffer from it have to cope with hypersensitivity, which causes […]

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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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Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic Awareness: The Sounds of Reading

 

  Have you ever thought about the difference between the pronunciation of “bat” and “pat”? e. In this article, we answer questions like what is […]

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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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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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The comfort zone: What it is and is it beneficial? Tips to break out

 

  The comfort zone. It contributes to making us feel mentally safe in our everyday life. Developing a routine such as arriving to work always […]

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Color psychology

Color Psychology: How Colors Affect Us and What Each One Means

 

  What is color psychology? How do colors influence emotions? What do the colors mean? What do the colors convey in different cultures? The meaning […]

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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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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 […]

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인터넷중독

Internet Addiction: Guide to understanding and addressing the problem

 

  Does your child spend too much time on his mobile phone? The answer is very likely to be yes. In this article, you will […]

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Brain Zaps: A glimpse into the jolting brain phenomena

 

  Ever been shocked by your outlet when you’re going to plug in a charger? It feels like a little prick on your finger, followed […]

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CogniFit Brain Training Tool

When Brain Training Works, It Can Help Millions of Lives and Improve the Quality of Life of the World’s Aging Population

 

  An Australian systematic review shows how CogniFit solutions are both effective and useful, and why few brain and neuro scientific solutions work. A new […]

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Addiction

Addiction: From Drugs to Brain to Behavior

 

  Addiction is a very common concept in today’s society. When we think about addiction, we usually picture drug addicts, looking for another fix. Addiction, […]

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Peer pressure

Peer Pressure: Why We Feel It, How to Overcome it, and Can It Be Positive?

 

  Peer Pressure. When we hear the phrase ‘peer pressure’ we often think back to grade school. We might think of the pressure children and […]

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Adrenalin

Adrenalin or Epinephrine: A Useful Guide with Questions and Answers

 

  Learn all about Adrenalin (epinephrine): What it is and what does it do, characteristics, functions, effects, release, what happens when we have an excess, […]

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OCD

OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The Danger of Repetitive Behaviors

 

  OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Knock-knock-knock. You knock 3 in a steady manner. Every single wooden piece of furniture in your room needs to be […]

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The Placebo Effect

Placebo Effect: What is it and how does it work?

 

  The medical and scientific community has recognized the placebo effect for many years. For a person that is not involved with science, the phrase […]

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Optogenetics

Optogenetics: An all powerful revolutionary technique?

 

  Optogenetics is a new form of stimulating and controlling cells in the living tissue. Research is advancing in ways that we have not thought […]

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CogniFit-Poland-Mars-Analogue-Simulation-2017

CogniFit evaluates the capabilities of astronauts in the space mission: Poland Mars Analogue Simulation 2017 (PMAS 2017)

 

  CogniFit participates in the “space race” to reach Mars by assessing the cognitive performance of astronauts under adverse conditions. CogniFit, a leading neuropsychological assessment, […]

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tourette's syndrome

Tourette’s Syndrome: Complete guide to understanding and treating it

 

  Tourette’s syndrome is a type of tic disorder that severely incapacitates the person. What usually draws attention are the cases in which these people […]

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