TheAustralian: How to keep your brain young and slow the process of ageing

Although our bodies will inevitably decline, scientific evidence presented at the recent international Mind & Its Potential Conference in Sydney suggests that the process can be slowed down by several decades. The things that really matter to us — vitality, libido, memory, and brain power — don’t have to change much into our 70s and […]

HNGN: Dopamine Helps Brain’s Neurons Deal With Difficult Tasks

New research suggests dopamine (the happiness hormone) can help neurons tackle difficult tasks. A research team demonstrated for the first time how dopamine influences the brains cells while they are processing rules, Universitaet Tübingen reported. “With these findings, we are just starting to understand how nerve cells in the prefrontal cortex produce complex, goal-directed behavior,” […]

Medical News Today: Researchers link vitamin D deficiency to seasonal affective disorder

A link between vitamin D deficiency and depression is ‘logical’. The research team – led by Alan Stewart of the College of Education at the University of Georgia – publish their findings in the journal Medical Hypotheses. In this latest study, Stewart and colleagues present the idea that vitamin D deficiency may be behind all […]

PsychCentral: Dietary Ketosis Aids Memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment

Recent findings suggest that a very low-carbohydrate diet may boost memory in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. A new study tested a ketogenic diet in people with mild cognitive impairment, sometimes a precursor to dementia. Those on the ketogenic diet showed significant improvements in verbal memory compared to the other group. The higher their […]

CNN: We may be able to reverse signs of early Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease affects as many as 5 million Americans. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and there is no cure. Yet a very small study out of UCLA is offering a glimmer of hope for those with what is often a hopeless diagnosis. Nine out of the 10 patients […]

PsychCentral: Football Brain Injuries Require More Study

The claim that playing football can result in lifelong damage to the brain may be premature. Reports have routinely linked aggression, violence, depression, and suicide with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative brain disease linked to playing football. But just how CTE and behavioral changes are related is an extremely complex and, as yet, poorly […]

Medical Daily: Brain Tumor Gene Found, Linking Familial Glioma Between Family Members

A gene linked to causing brain tumors in families has been discovered, and researchers believe it’s only the beginning of spotting hereditary mutations. An international team of researchers led by some at the Baylor College of Medicine have found a genetic link associated with hereditary brain tumors called familial glioma. (December 7, 2014) Read the […]

Innovation Excellence: Creativity Networks in the Brain

Rex Jung is a research scientist at the Mind Research Network, and a practicing clinical neuropsychologist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He studies both brain disease and what the brain does well—a field of research known as “positive neuroscience.” Jung invited Judith E. Glaser, the Chairman of Creating WE Institute and the author of Conversational Intelligence, […]