Short and long naps both have benefits.
Napping in the afternoon can benefits both motor skills and your ability to recall facts.
Depression affects our short-term memory.
Depression can cause widespread changes in our brain – including to the regions responsible for memory.
Even short periods of physical activity can improve concentration throughout the day.
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Research shows short bouts of physical activity can boost your concentration for up to one hour.
During Mental Health Week, let's look at why some people, such as those experiencing depression or substance dependency, struggle to make decisions like everyone else.
During uncertain times, feelings of anxiety and even anger are normal responses. If left unchecked, these emotions can affect how we behave, but acknowledging them can ease their intensity.
Scientists are still piecing together the puzzle of how the brain works.
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A bioengineer explains how a clearer picture of brain structure and function may fine-tune the ways brain surgery attempts to correct structure and medication tries to correct function.
We’re still learning about the human brain.
Even though the brain controls virtually everything we do, we often know very little about it.
Ensuring older people can continue to socialise is important for preventing loneliness and cognitive decline.
Simple policies, such as the free bus pass for older adults, not only reduce loneliness but also help older people maintain cognitive function.
A certain optimal noise level allows people to see, hear and feel better.
The 'right' amount of noise is different for everyone. That might explain why some people perform best in noisy environments, while others prefer silence.
You might just be getting better at the game you’re practicing.
There are reasons to be skeptical, of both the quality of the evidence presented so far and the questionable assumptions that underlie claims of improved cognitive function after brain training.
If you engage in cognitively stimulating activities in midlife, such as reading and playing games, you can reduce dementia risk by about 26 per cent, according to research.
Research is revealing many ways in which we can reduce our dementia risks -- from eating a Mediterranean diet and exercising, to playing games and studying for degrees.
A new study funded by the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation will investigate the use of learning technologies such as streaming media for people with dementia and those at risk.
Higher education for seniors shows promise – for combatting social isolation, increasing well-being and delaying the onset, or slowing the progression, of dementia.
Science shows that this simple mindfulness technique improves concentration and working memory.
Thinking ability declines with age in those with dementia.
Have you noticed your thinking ability drops during winter and spring? A new study of healthy adults and dementia patients found cognitive function declines in the colder months.
A new study has found usual drug treatments won’t work for half of patients.
A new study has found more than half of those in drug treatment have cognitive impairments – meaning treatment won't work for them.
Largest study to date finds link between disturbed circadian rhythm and mood disorders.
Relaxing or risky?
Smoking cannabis can cause addition, impaired memory and even psychosis.
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Our brain shrinks as we get older, but the Mediterranean diet may slow this shrinkage.
The effects of long-term tobacco smoking on our mental faculties such as memory and concentration are only now becoming known.
High intake of take-away foods, red and processed meat, soft drinks, and fried and refined food is a risk factor for poor academic performance.
As their children submit themselves to the ordeal of all-important end-of-year exams, parents of high school and university students may be wondering what they can do to help. One thing they ought to consider…