Fun Site: Live Young Training

Calculate your youth quotient and improve your score with the evian babies by exerting your brain, your muscles and your mindset! Evian have created a website to lift their brand and use very cute babies to guide the visitors. In this website you can calculate your current Live Young status by checking your intellectual agility, […]

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Yawning Cools Your Brain

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If your head is overheated, there’s a good chance you’ll yawn soon, according to a new study that found the primary purpose of yawning is to control brain temperature. The finding solves several mysteries about yawning, such as why it’s most commonly done just before and after sleeping, why certain diseases lead to excessive yawning, […]

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Boredom Disconnects Parts of Your Brain

Researchers at the University of Michigan, led by Daniel Weissman, studied the interactions that occur between multiple areas of the brain when boredom sets in, and discovered that, as attention fades, so does the intensity at which several nervous centers communicate. The results were obtained by keeping volunteers into MRI chambers and subjecting them to […]

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In-Flight Entertainment Will Use Your Brain as the Remote Control

A Toronto-based company called InteraXon has a cool thought-controlled in-flight entertainment system. The entertainment system has four thought-controlled games designed for use while flying. The company says that the system measures the brains electrical output and sorts it into waves. It can then react to alpha waves associated with relaxation and beta waves associated with […]

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Does Stress Kill Brain Cells?

Long lasting, chronic stress physically affects the brain, according to Fred Helmstetter, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. After laboratory rats were tightly restrained for six hours daily for 21 days, without food or water, the animals’ hippocampus – a brain region involved in learning and memory – shrank by 3%.

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Tai Chi & Mind-Body Exercises Are Good For Your Memory

A number of studies have found that regular physical exercise can help prevent declines in both memory and thinking as we age. But most of these studies have looked at the effects of aerobic exercises such as jogging and swimming, rather than “mind-body” exercises such as yoga and tai chi. These exercises differ from aerobic […]

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Marijuana’s Risks to the Brain

As a treatment for physical ailments, marijuana has been shown to be effective at relieving pain, stimulating the appetite, and controlling cancer-related nausea and vomiting. These uses underlie the movement to legalize marijuana for medical use in the United States. As a treatment for psychiatric disorders, though, the risks of marijuana use exceed the benefits […]

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Does Sleeping After Learning Something New Help You Remember It?

In a 2003 University of Chicago study, 12 volunteers were asked to listen to words played through a voice synthesiser, and they also saw them printed on a piece of paper. The audio was intentionally difficult to understand. Later, the volunteers were asked to recall the words based on the distorted audio alone. Many found […]

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