Brain Health

Delaware Online: Relaxation is just a few breaths away

The National Center for Telehealth & Technology, T2 for short, works with Veterans Affairs to develop research-backed, technologically based treatments for mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The mobile applications feature “simple tools and techniques that clinicians are already using that already have a long literature of support,” according […]

C NET: Pining for your iPhone can numb the brain, study says

It didn’t come with an umbilical cord. It just came with a charger. But your smartphone is now more than just your baby. It’s your lifeline to your very self. How bad is it, though, when you are parted from your phone? Do you pine? Do you whine? Does your mind shut down in plaintive […]

Newswise: Playing Catch Can Improve Balance, Prevent Falls in Seniors

The simple training exercise of catching a weighted medicine ball can improve balance and may help prevent falls in the elderly, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Their results are reported in studies available online to subscribers in advance of print in two journals: Electromyography and Kinesiology, and Experimental Brain Research. […]

Scientific American: Dyslexia Can Deliver Benefits

Many of the etchings by artist M. C. Escher appeal because they depict scenes that defy logic. His famous “Waterfall” shows a waterwheel powered by a cascade pouring down from a brick flume. Water turns the wheel and is redirected uphill back to the mouth of the flume, where it can once again pour over […]

Laboratory Equipment: Study Finds Which Brain Skills are Likely to Last

Research from the Center for Vital Longevity (CVL) at The Univ. of Texas at Dallas has shed new light on which cognitive processes tend to be preserved with age and which ones decline. Results from a study, recently published in NeuroImage, confirm behavioral findings that verbal ability — the accurate memory of words and vocabulary […]

The Hill: For better brain health, reason to celebrate

As we kick off the new year, those of us working toward better brain health have something to celebrate. Tucked into the spending measure passed by Congress and signed by the president on Dec. 16 was the gift of increased funding for neuroscience priorities, extending good will toward millions of Americans affected by Alzheimer’s disease, […]

Harvard Business Review: Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working in today’s complex business environment, and certainly every leader, should know […]

Medical Xpress: New recommendations for return to activity after concussion in military personnel

Military service members with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussion, should follow a six-step process of progressive activity, leading to return to active duty, according to new clinical recommendations by an expert panel. The guidance appears in the January-February issue of The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, official journal of the Brain Injury Association of […]