Brain Education

Medical Xpress: Physical activity, reading beat screen time for kids’ brain development

Amid a growing market of television shows, electronic toys and apps targeted at young children, the impact on early childhood cognitive development from those sedentary activities is under scrutiny by a group of researchers at the University of Alberta. Though the research is ongoing, early results clearly point to the positive role that physical activity […]

The Health Site: 5 reasons why having fun makes you smart

‘Doing what you want to do is necessary for your overall health. Spending some time from your tight schedule to reinvent yourself with a long-lost hobby, joining a music class, playing an instrument, writing what you wanted to (or everything that you have done throughout the day) or even having sex is a great idea […]

Yahoo Health: Perfectly healthy brains hallucinate

Early one morning, University of Queensland psychiatrist John McGrath had just turned off the water and was stepping out of the shower when the new dad heard one of his children calling for him. He poked his head out of the bathroom door and called the kid’s name, but got no response. That’s right, he […]

Fortune: Human brains are wired to blame rather than praise

Psychologists have long concluded that people tend to judge others more harshly for their negative actions—assigning fault and blame more often than praise or accolades. Now we know why. (December 4, 2015) Read the full article here

Everyday Health: 7 practical tips for relieving holiday depression

For highly-sensitive folks and people predisposed to sadness, the holidays create a perfect storm for depression. There’s the added stress of holiday shopping, decorating, and parties — not to mention dealing with strained family relations; snowball and gingerbread cookies seem to stalk you; and a sense of forced merriment has a way of making you […]

Entrepreneur: 6 habits to improve your memory and boost your brain health

From thought patterns to emotions, every facet of human expression dwells within the extraordinary capacity of our gray-and-white matter. How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep and so much more? (December 2, 2015) Read the full article here

CNN: Head games: The push to protect football players from brain injury

The NFL has a huge responsibility to lead by example — my kids look up to those guys. Most college and high school football teams follow the standards the NFL sets for handling injuries, and if our children see more professional players being taken out of the game after potential head injuries, it will go […]

TIME: Binge watching as a young adult speeds up cognitive decline: Study

Sitting around watching TV and not doing any physical activity as a young adult may cause a decline in brain functioning even earlier than scientists had thought, according to a new study. Researchers at the Northern California Institute for Research and Education analyzed data from a 25-year-long study of more than 3,200 18-to 30-year-olds. (December […]

The Guardian: Smoking high-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres in brain

High-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres that handle the flow of messages across the two halves of the brain, scientists claim. Brain scans of people who regularly smoked strong skunk-like cannabis revealed subtle differences in the white matter that connects the left and right hemispheres and carries signals from one side of the brain to […]