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You need to see these 3 scary ways insufficient sleep can affect your brain

Everyone knows what it feels like to not get enough sleep.  But under the surface there are quite a few insidious things going on which can have a profound effect on our cognitive ability and our general quality-of-life. Here’s our… Continue Reading →

1 gram of this simple ingredient improves your memory for up to six hours

What if eating just 1 gram of a simple spice with your breakfast, could turbo-charge your working-memory for up to six-hours?   That’s exactly what researchers in Korea have discovered in a recent study involving the common spice Turmeric. Turmeric… Continue Reading →

Researchers discover a new predictor of cognitive decline: Are you at risk?

In a fascinating study by the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, researchers are uncovering the means by which our brains protect against cognitive impairment.   The answer seems to lie in what is called “cognitive reserve”. “Cognitive reserve” is… Continue Reading →

Is fish really good for your brain?

We’ve all heard it all our lives: “fish is good for your brain“,   “Fish is brain food“,  “Fish makes you smart“.   The folk wisdom goes back at least 2000 years, and probably quite a bit further. But what’s… Continue Reading →

Check out how dehydration affects your brain

You’ll be reaching for a water bottle after you read this. Recent research into the effects of  dehydration, shows that being dehydrated can effect your mood, your ability to concentrate and your ability to think clearly.   Even just a… Continue Reading →

Not a “morning person”? You will be. Here’s the amazing reason why.

For years we’ve all heard people say, “I’m a morning person“.    Intuitively we all know what this means.   But new scientific evidence reveals that the differences in our “early morning”-cognitive ability and our “evening”-cognitive ability may become more pronounced as we age…. Continue Reading →

Meet your brain’s powerful anti-distraction system

“Paying attention” is something all of us spend a lot of time trying to get better at.   But recent research tells us that what we’re really getting good at is “ignoring everything else”.    In a recent neuroscience study,… Continue Reading →

Can games really strengthen your brain?

Short answer: Yes. Brain game lovers may be interested to know, that a recent study by the “Center for Brain Health” at the University of Texas revealed that “strategy-based” cognitive training could deliver real-life benefits including cognition and better mental… Continue Reading →