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Cannabis use is linked to poorer memory, attention and mental health.
Research reveals links between the irritability, explosive rage and unstable moods that have grown more common in recent years, and a lack of micronutrients that are important for brain function.
Ultra-processed foods high in sugar, fat and empty carbs are bad for the mind as well as the body. Lack of micronutrients affects brain function and influences mood and mental health symptoms.
Your experiences affect your brain – and your brain affects your health.
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New research points to a biological way that racism can lead to health disparities.
If you hear the sound of a colour or see a colour each time you feel a particular texture on your skin, that could be synaesthesia.
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If you can “hear” colours or “taste” words then your brain is being activated in unusual ways.
We all struggle from time to time, but many people benefit from seeing a therapist.
You might need to visit a few therapists to find one you can connect and engage with. If cost or access are issues, you might even like to go online.
As teachers attempt to meet the diverse educational, mental health, and behavioural needs of their students, they face high rates of burnout.
Providing teachers with training in crisis intervention is one short-term strategy to help them meet the increasingly complex needs of students.
10% of people are left-handed but we still haven’t uncovered how this changes the way their brains work.
Everyone forgets things sometimes.
Have you ever walked into a room and realised you can’t remember what you were looking for? We tend to do this more when we are thinking of a few things at once or doing two things at the same time.
Managing your feelings takes more than just turning that frown upside down.
Former governor general David Johnston invests Toronto scientist Janet Rossant as a Companion of the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa in 2016.
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Canada’s female scientists are superstars in their fields yet most Canadians have never heard of them. On International Day for Women in Science, it’s time to give them the recognition they deserve.
Here’s the recipe that makes Red Nose Day such a successful fundraising event.
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The myth that a blow to the head can both cause and cure amnesia – a common one on TV and in the movies – may have begun during the 19th century.
Psychogenic fugue – when you can’t remember anything from your past.
People lose their memory in many different ways. A neuropsychologist explains the lingo.
What motivates us to help others?
Can a study into the neural basis of altruism help us be better people?
A cross-country move – just when middle school is about to start – can be emotionally draining for most children.
In some ways, it’s spot-on. In others, not so much.
That menu suddenly looks very affordable!
There’s great news for coffee lovers. A study has found that caffeine can help combat stress.
Nothing can get to me now.
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Researchers have created an experiment that gives participants the illusion of being invisible.
Music unifies the world into a whole.
According to recent research, music is an evolutionary adaptation that helps us navigate a world rife with contradictions.
It’s time for lovers to exchange images of the organ really responsible for their emotions on Valentine’s Day.
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In William Shakespeare’s comedy Merchant of Venice, the play’s heroine Portia sings: Tell me where is fancy bred, Or in the heart or in the head. If you look at Valentine’s Day cards, it’s clear fancy…
Don’t be nervous.
Fears about air travel are common and entirely understandable. Human beings have not evolved to fly (beyond the fact that we have evolved brains sophisticated enough to invent aircraft). In an alien environment…