Tag Archives: brain function
While yoga is known for increasing flexibility and toning your muscles in a relaxed environment, the popular stretching exercise can provide you with a whole host of other benefits too. Better immunity, healthier digestion, and increased brain function are just… Read More
It’s no surprise that loud noises can be bad for your ears and contribute to hearing loss. But you might not know exactly how severe the damage could be.
New research is now showing those loud noises could be having… Read More
A Chinese study has found that insomnia and poor sleep cause changes to the brain’s white matter, which is the part that forms connections and carries information from different locations in the brain. Researcher Shumei Li explained, “If white matter… Read More
You may have heard that if you want to improve brain function you need to exercise. Brain specific exercises – like crosswords, sudoku and puzzles – can definitely help to boost brain function, but physical exercise has been shown to… Read More
It’s very rare that one condition affects only one part of the body. The body is made up of many connective systems and so when one system goes, others suffer. Case in point, hearing loss doesn’t solely affect your ability… Read More
If you have trouble falling asleep at night, now you’ll know exactly which part of your brain is to blame.
British researchers discovered a molecular switch in the brain of fruit flies tells them when it’s time for some shut-eye… Read More
The decline in brain function needed for everyday thinking, learning and memory is common as we age.
But a new study suggests that nutrients high in antioxidants and other natural ingredients can help boost the speed at which the brains… Read More
In the UK, statin drugs have been credited with a 50 percent decrease in deaths caused by heart attack. According to new research, however, while they may be guarding your heart from the effects of cholesterol or other heart disease,… Read More
There have been many studies outlining the importance of sleep for learning. However, until now no research has been able to show that humans can learn new information while they sleep.
Brain function during sleep
Although sleep appears to be… Read More
Prescription memory drugs are often given to Alzheimer’s patients, and they are also prescribed ‘off-label’ to people with memory problems and disturbed brain function. Like all prescription medications, drugs that target the memory can cause a plethora of side-effects and… Read More
Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating degenerative brain disease that impairs brain function, leading to memory loss and decreased thinking skills. Eventually, individuals suffering with Alzheimer’s disease are unable to carry out basic everyday tasks and the disease ultimately leads to… Read More
It turns out that talking on a hands free device, while driving, may not be as safe as we believe, especially during tricky traffic conditions. Toronto-based researchers found that the area of the brain that is responsible for making a… Read More