How Exercise Helps Your Brain

How Exercise Helps Your Brain

We all know that exercise is good for you. It strengthens your muscles and bones, increases your energy, improves your sleep, and reduces your risk of chronic disease. Physical exercise also supports a healthy brain, and not just physically—several mental, emotional, and social benefits come from regular physical activity. 

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What Burnout Does to the Brain

What Burnout Does to the Brain

Recently, researchers have found that burnout can cause physical changes to your brain. But first, what is burnout? 
Occupational burnout is more than feeling overwhelmed. Burnout results from prolonged stress and doesn’t always have a singular cause.

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Stress, its Impact On Our Brains and Neurological Disorders, and How Stress is a Public Health Concern

Stress, its Impact On Our Brains and Neurological Disorders, and How Stress is a Public Health Concern

Life can be stressful in so many ways. We’ve all experienced stress to some degree, whether that stress comes from work, a health condition, personal frustrations, financially, or wherever else. Most people probably associate the term “stress” with something that applies to being overwhelmed with day-to-day life, but it also encapsulates physiological stress that comes from when we put our bodies through hard labor.

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What is Amnesia? I Forget…

What is Amnesia? I Forget…

We all experience a bit of forgetfulness- forgetting to pick up eggs at the grocery store, where you parked the car, or the exact date of your cousin’s birthday party is normal. Amnesia, however, refers to a large-scale loss of memory that impacts daily life caused by illness, brain injury, or psychological trauma.

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Are Brain Training Games a Win?

Are Brain Training Games a Win?

Improve memory and reasoning, enjoy a sharper mental performance in everyday life, and protect yourself against cognitive decline. Reduce the effects of ADHD and PTSD, and protect yourself against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Give yourself more self-confidence, a better mood, and even lower your medical costs. 

These are just a few of the claims made by brain-training games and programs. Unfortunately, these claims aren’t all substantiated by science, and the efficacy of brain-training games is a hotly contested topic in the scientific community.

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Resting-state EEG reveals four subphenotypes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Resting-state EEG reveals four subphenotypes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

A recent study showed that researchers can use resting-state electroencephalogram (EEG) measurements to identify four different distinct subtypes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease, a condition that results in degraded motor neuron function. The researchers also demonstrated that these subtypes are capable of predicting clinical trajectory and outcomes.

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