Mental, Physical Exercises Produce Distinct Brain Benefits

Cognitive brain training improves executive function whereas aerobic activity improves memory, according to new Center for BrainHealth research at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Jul 19

Categories: Dementia

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What Loneliness Is Doing To Your Heart

You may have heard that loneliness is hazardous to your health - and can even lead to an early death. Now, an analysis of 23 scientific studies gives us numbers that reveal just how sick it can really make you. People with "poor social ...

Jul 18

Categories: Social Isolation

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The Eureka Factor

On his 45-minute commute to and from his college office in Philadelphia, John Kounios picks the quiet car on the regional rail. No ringing cellphones. His thoughts wander, perhaps to the future or to something that makes him happy. Once he's ...

Jul 18

Categories: Creative Blocks

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I am not naughty, I have...

ADHD is a neurobiological condition that affects one's academic learning and social behavioural development in varying degrees of severity. About 5 to 8 per cent of children and young people, and 2 to 3 per cent of adults have it. Increased ...

Jul 18

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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There's No One-Size-Fits-All Way to Treat Autism

Families face a myriad of choices—and not all of them have been shown to be effective

Jul 15

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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The Most Overlooked Factor in Depression Recovery

Only relatively small changes are needed to see benefits to depressive symptoms.

Jul 15

Categories: Depression

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Curiosity Is Not Intrinsically Good

The human drive to resolve uncertainty is so strong that people will look for answers even when it’s obvious those answers will be painful.

Jul 14

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The Best Lifestyle Change To Prevent Cognitive Decline

The very best lifestyle change a person can make in midlife to protect against cognitive decline later is taking more exercise.

Jul 14

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia

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Beyond “Mama” and “Dada”: Why Babies Learn Certain Words

Babies learn different types of words first depending on their native language

Jul 14

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The Startling Link Between Cyberbullying and Suicide

Called the “Dark Tetrad,” this combination of traits may explain why some teens are able to taunt, harass, and bully others online — sometimes to the point of no return.

Jul 13

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Skilled Performance Takes More Than Practice

Talent matters for performance - maybe more than you think.

Jul 13

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Change: Learning to Enjoy the Mess

To excel at transformational change, organizations and the people who comprise them must accept change-related discomfort and adjust to it as a natural expectation.

Jul 12

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions

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4 Ways to Validate Yourself

With job insecurity as high as it is, you’d think we’d start teaching millennials self-validation in school.

Jul 12

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Is The ADHD Epidemic A Symptom Of Modern Life?

Are children and young adults less attentive and respectful than they once where? Is uttering the perennial platitude “kids these days" disguising actual behavioural decline?

Jul 12

Categories: Adult ADHD

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Promising new methods for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

New methods to examine the brain and spinal fluid heighten the chance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. These findings may have important implications for early detection of the disease, the choice of drug treatment and the inclusion of ...

Jul 11

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Dementia

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