If Being Left-Handed Doesn’t Mean You are Right-Brained, What Does It Mean?

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Believe it or not, left-handers being right-brained is myths . More theories and opinions arise annually. Nevertheless, legitimate research has yet to reveal why people are left-handed or what it truly means to be left-handed. The good, the bad and the lefty There are many positive myths too. Left-handers are said to be more creative […]

What Causes PTSD? Here’s What Happens to the Brain After Trauma

What Causes PTSD? Here's What Happens to the Brain After Trauma

According to the National Alliance for Mental Health, approximately 10 percent of women and 4 percent of men will develop post-traumatic stress disorder during the course of their lifetimes. Both men and women who’ve experienced sexual assault, terrorist attacks or violent crimes are at higher risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder. What is PTSD? Post-traumatic […]

Is There a Link Between Stroke and Changes in Gut Bacteria?

Is There a Link Between Stroke and Changes in Gut Bacteria

Millions of people each year suffer a stroke. This is a condition that is caused by heart disease that results in a lack of oxygen getting to the brain. However, a recent study has suggested that a stroke can be caused by additional problems in the body. Research Findings Point to Correlation Between Gut Bacteria […]

What Happens to Your Brain During Solitary Confinement

What Happens to Your Brain During Solitary Confinement

Solitary confinement happens to be a brutal, psychologically destructive practice of keeping an inmate in a single cell for hours, days, months, or years whereby they are in little or no contact to the outside world. Marvin Zuckerman, a Professor Emeritus at the University of Delaware, conducts a research involving the sensation-seeking trait, affect assessment […]

What Is the Role Of the Hippocampus?

What Is the Role Of the Hippocampus

The hippocampus refers to a part of the brain that is located between the inner folds of the temporal lobe. It happens to be one of the most studied sections of the brain. Its name originates from a Greek word hippo, which means horse and kampo, which means monster, since it looks like a seahorse. […]

Less Common Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms You Should Know About

Less Common Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms You Should Know About

Over 2 million people live with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) around the world according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Because there are different types of MS as well as various stages of progression, symptoms can vary widely from patient to patient and sometimes be tough to pinpoint. What is MS? Before you tackle how MS […]

5 Activities to Improve Visual Motor​ Integration in Children

5 Activities to Improve Visual Motor​ Integration in Children

The development of visual-motor integration in children happens gradually as their fine motor skills improve and they’re better able to adapt and react to objects that they see. For most children, their visual motor integration is normal and they are able to coordinate their visual perceptual skills with fine or gross motor function, or in […]

What You Need to Know About Parkinson’s Disease

What You Need to Know About Parkinson’s Disease

In 1991 when he was only 29 years old, actor Michael J. Fox found out that he had Parkinson’s Disease, a progressive disease that largely affects a person’s ability to control their own movements. While rare to develop it at such a young age, Parkinson’s affects millions of lives every year and still has no […]

5 Facts About Alzheimer’s Every Senior Should Know

5 Facts About Alzheimer’s Every Senior Should Know

What is the best weapon for fighting Alzheimer’s Disease? Knowledge. When it comes to understanding and preventing the onslaught of cognitive decline which scares many older adults, the research and science can speak for themselves. Don’t miss these 5 facts every senior should know about Alzheimer’s Disease: Alzheimer’s Isn’t Just Memory Loss Decades of studies […]

Support Your Brain With Lifestyle Changes

Support Your Brain With Lifestyle Changes

We live in a time where issues of the brain are becoming more and more prominent. Part of this is due to the fact that research is giving us more and more insight into brain function. The second piece is that we know more and more about the various factors that a healthy brain plays […]

How Can Physiotherapy Help With Stroke?

How Can Physiotherapy Help With Stroke?

Suffering a stroke adversely affects your mobility. The stroke makes it difficult if not impossible for the affected person to move limbs and facial muscles. It even makes it difficult to perform simple bodily functions such as swallowing. The stroke patient is often unaware of what is going on around them. This article examines how […]

Early Warning Signs Of Dementia And The Differences Between Dementia And Alzheimer’s Disease

Early Warning Signs Of Dementia And The Differences Between Dementia And Alzheimer's Disease

Dementia is not a disease, rather a syndrome characterized by a wide range of symptoms that cause a gradual deterioration in memory, thought process, communication, concentration, reasoning, judgement, and visual perception. Dementia is a global health crisis which affects 47.5 million people worldwide, with 7.7 million new cases arising yearly. Experiencing memory problems is not […]

How Food Affects the Brain

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Food is the fuel of the body. This includes the brain. However, more than power, food can affect the brain in a variety of ways. It can be used to increase and improve brainpower, which in turn improves overall health and quality of life. By choosing the right foods, a person can combat all sorts […]

What the “Screen Time” Does to Kids’ Brains?

What the “Screen Time” Does to Kids’ Brains? Most kids today spend many hours in front of screens of one kind or another. Between TV, computers, tablets, DVD players and mobile phones, electronic devices play a huge role in the lives of modern kids. Schools are increasingly using digital technology as learning tools, so looking at […]

A Common Habit That Caused Her Brain Swelling

Keely Shaw, a 27-year-old mother, felt fatigued after a break-up. She said that she also experienced headaches, but attributed them to stress. During a visit to a friend, she experienced a seizure and promptly seek medical help. When doctors could not find anything wrong, Keely went back home, where she experienced more seizures. She also […]

Here’s How Your Extra Weight Affects Your Brain Size

Here’s How Your Extra Weight Affects Your Brain Size [nextpage title=”…”] Recent studies have shown clear links between obesity and a variety of illnesses, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even cancer. New evidence indicates that a high body mass index, or BMI, is also associated with changes in the brain that can […]

A Terrifying Link Between Pesticides In Milk And Parkinson’s Rising Death Rates

A Terrifying Link Between Pesticides In Milk And Parkinson’s Rising Death Rates [nextpage title=”…”] What Is Parkinson’s Disease? Following Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disease. As symptoms of Parkinson’s disease worsen over time, it is considered a chronic and progressive movement disorder. The exact cause remains unknown, however, it has been […]