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June 1, 2018

9 Quick Facts About the Brain

There are still many mysteries about the human brain, but researchers have uncovered a number of interesting facts about how it works. Here are nine quick facts to get you started on the path to a better understanding of the brain. It’s Heavier Than You Might Think The average adult human brain weighs approximately 3 pounds and tends to be larger in males than in females. It’s also one of …Read More

Bacteria and Your Brain

Gut flora affect brain function and might play important role in brain disorders. If you count cells, we are not even close to being a majority human. In our bodies, bacteria far outnumber human cells, 10:1 (link is external). The number of bacterial cells living inside the human body even exceeds the number of neurons in the brain (and that’s roughly 80 billion neurons). Before you get disgusted at being …Read More

Preventing and Slowing the Progression of Dementia

There is no known way to prevent dementia. However, there are actions that you can take to reduce your risk for dementia and, in some cases, slow the progression of the disease. These factors include: exercise diet heart healthy behaviors avoiding head injury mental activities socializing Some factors may decrease the effect of the damage by developing more connections between the remaining brain cells, rather than preventing damage. With more …Read More

BRAIN TRAINING

Brain training refers to cognitive training that uses intense mental exercises to target and work on the brain’s core cognitive skills. Strong cognitive skills are critical because they are the skills the brain uses to read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention. They are also the skills that determine IQ. The skills targeted by brain training may include: attention, long- and short-term memory, auditory processing, processing speed, and/or logic & …Read More