Tag: brain health
How do we do things on autopilot?
Brain network associated with daydreaming is found to play a key role in enabling us to perform tasks on autopilot.
Trick your mind
Scientists use illusion tricks to understand how the mind works and processes multisensory information.
Our brain recognises faces we see
A study shows that facial recognition is developed in the brain through exposure to faces.
How asthma medication can reduce Parkinson’s risk
Researchers discovered that prescription asthma medication can halve the risk of Parkinson’s disease.
Exercise in mid-life is not the answer to cognitive fitness
Exercise in mid-life is not associated to cognitive fitness in later years as established by other previous studies.
A nose for colour
People who see colours while perceiving smells are better at distinguishing between smells and colours, and in naming odours accurately.
How exercise prevents cognitive decline
Exercise helps prevent cognitive decline and researchers now examine how exercise brain metabolism.
How yoga protects your brain as you age
Long-term practise of yoga could help protect the ageing brain against cognitive decline.
Why daily chocolate and cocoa is good for you
Daily intake of cocoa flavanols improves cognitive performance according to a new study.
What is the link between sleep and Alzheimer’s?
Just one night of disturbed sleep in middle aged adults can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s.
How does hypnosis work?
Research shows what goes on in the brain during hypnosis and how suggestion can significantly modify the processing of stimuli...
Learning a new language could be easier for adults
Restricting a key chemical messenger in the brain can enhance language learning abilities much later in life.
Olive oil protects the brain against Alzheimer’s
Extra virgin olive oil can reduce the incidence of dementia, new research says.
Neuroimaging for early detection of autism in infants
Neuroimaging may predict which high-risk infants will develop autism at age 2 years.
How does red wine protect you?
Low to moderate intake of red wine can protect against and delay the onset of neurodegenerative diseases.
How beetroot juice makes ageing brain perform better
Consuming beetroot juice before exercise makes the brain of older adults perform as efficiently as those of their younger counterparts.
How walking helps keep your brain healthy
Have some hump-day brain haze? Take a walk — it's been shown to increase the supply of blood to the...
Sugary beverages linked to brain ageing, stroke and dementia
Sugary beverages are associated with accelerated brain ageing, stroke and dementia.
What happens when kids hit their head?
A study investigates the biomechanics of head impact in youth and what predisposes them to transient or persistent post-concussion symptoms.
Daily cup of tea keeps dementia away
Daily tea drinking reduces the risk of neurocognitive disorders by almost 50 per cent in older persons.