April 2017

Neuroscience News: Multitasking overloads the brain

The brain works most efficiently when it can focus on a single task for a longer period of time. Previous research shows that multitasking, which means performing several tasks at the same time, reduces productivity by as much as 40%. Now a group of researchers specialising in brain imaging has found that changing tasks too frequently […]

Use Your Morning Routine to Unlock Creative Ideas

The first 10-15 minutes of your day could unlock your creative thoughts. Research confirms the brain, specifically the prefrontal cortex, is most active and readily creative immediately following sleep. Your subconscious mind has been loosely mind-wandering while you slept, making contextual and temporal connections. First thing in the morning, when your creative brain is most […]

Science Daily: Treating sports-related concussions using telemedicine

An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries occur every year. More than 75 percent of the injuries are sports-related mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions. Now a study focuses on concussion specialists using telemedicine technology to determine if a player needs to be removed from play in real time. Read the full article […]

Science Daily: Unravelling a mystery cause of multiple sclerosis

Ahead of MS Awareness Week, an international team of researchers has discovered a new cellular mechanism — an underlying defect in brain cells — that may cause the disease, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment of the autoimmune disorder. (April 24, 2017) Read the full article here

TODAY: Exercise can boost brain power, prevent heart damage

Looking for a magic elixir for health? There’s more evidence exercise may be it, improving thinking skills in older adults and protecting against heart damage in obese people, two separate studies published Monday show. (April 24, 2017) Read the full article here

Real Clear Science: Your brain’s amazing, dual-hemisphere design

The human brain evolved to have two halves — and a new review of previous research suggests that this dual design may confer special benefits. Scientists have long known that the different halves of human brains perform different functions. Read the full article here