Just like any other organ, the brain needs nutrients from food to maintain its functions. We are used to treating food as a thing that determines whether you can get into your jeans. We forget that the brain must be fed in accordance with what benefits it, and that’s just what we are going to discuss.
Although it may sound like reinventing a wheel, greens are beneficial for health. The thing that is new is that they seem to slow down memory decline and make memory sharper. The previously unknown (yet probably suspected) benefit has recently been reported by American scientists.
Our brain is one of the most interesting and one of the less studied things in the world. Desiring to find answers to the question of brain’s work, scientists distinguished special brain waves. So, what function do these waves perform in our brain?
Our brain is a very sensitive organ. It sharply reacts to the slightest changes in glucose that the body receives to replenish energy. And because of that the brain of the people who have diabetes suffers a lot.
It's normal to experience some "winter blues" in the darker months: many of us feel tired, sleepy, and hungry all the time. However, for some people the problem is very serious - so serious that it is classified as a separate disorder
These moments happen to us all - a feeling of confusion, inability to concentrate on the task, coming into the room but forgetting what you came there for... If this lasts for days or weeks, though, it is time for a check-up: brain fog can be a serious sign.
Our immune system is designed to guard our body and protect it against bacteria and other threats. However, in some cases it seems to hurt us too. Besides autoimmune diseases, there is a newly-discovered mechanism that explains why those under psychological stress are prone to illnesses.
If you are one of those who cannot stand winter because of its cold and darkness, you might want to reevaluate this wonderful season. Really, there is a lot to love about winter! And here is why.
Emotions are an integral part of our life that influences our state of mind, our feelings and even our health. That is why it is very important to learn how to cope with your emotions from the very childhood.
Let’s be honest: not all of us are talented (at least when classic art is concerned). While you may not be another Rembrandt, you still can benefit from being creative – even if it’s just drawing weird dinosaurs on napkins in a café. Researchers say, even one creative session per day is capable of making you happier!
Everybody had such situations when you constantly forget things. You do not understand what the reasons of such memory loss are and finally you think of some disease. But sometimes the reasons of your forgetfulness might lie in other problems.
Today life pace is really fast. We try to do as much as possible and to be everywhere on time. It looks as if we live in autopilot mode. We eat and do not feel the taste, we walk and do not see what is going on around, and we sleep and do not feel relaxed when we wake up. It is high time we stopped and started thinking of ourselves, our mental health.
Today we cannot imagine living without a computer. We use it to work and to relax. It has become an integral part of our life. But despite the fact that computers make our lives much easier, it may seriously harm our mind.
A recent study shows that old people become so forgetful because their sleep waves are not in sync. How does sleep regulate memory - and are you at risk of hurting yourself by not sleeping enough?
Energy drinks have become extremely popular among adolescents. Some teenagers even consume energy drinks with alcohol, which is a combination that makes these drinks even more dangerous. The issue of increased taurine intake has been raising concerns for quite a long time, but now researchers have revealed that energy drinks hinder the processes of brain development that are in full swing in teenagers. Junk food is also to blame.
In our society, the IQ is often seen as a measure of creativity and efficiency, and many doors open before people with a higher IQ. The tests often have to be revised, though, because it turns out that we are getting smarter… or are we?
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Eistein
Counting sheep or taking over-the-counter pills? Neither, say researchers. Dealing with insomnia can be challenging, and using drugs you were not prescribed is not a good idea. What are insomnia risk factors? How can one get rid of the problem and back to quiet sleeping? Let’s try to find it out.
Do you forget things more often than other people? You often find yourself in a situation when you cannot remember a right word, a name or some fact? Do not worry! It is not a sign of any disease. It is a sign of your intelligence!
The statistics says that by 2016 more than 40 million people had Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. In America Alzheimer’s disease is considered to be the sixth leading cause of death. In spite of the fact that this disease is so wide-spread, the scientists unfortunately still can name only possible causes of dementia.