Aljon Gan

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Family problems experienced in childhood and adolescence affect brain development

The study led by Dr Nicholas Walsh, lecturer in developmental psychology at the University of East Anglia, used brain imaging technology to scan …

#flipshopping: Beach Reads

Inside Flipboard / July 3, 2014<p>Reading outside is one of the greatest parts of summer. Whether you intend to spend some time at the beach, a lake, a …

Training Your Brain to Improve Your Vision

A new game app had supernatural effects on athletes' eyesight. Brain training is coming for everyone.<p>Brain training is becoming big business. Everywhere you look, someone is talking about neuroplasticity and trying to train your brain. Soon there will be no wild brains left.<p>At the same time, …

Shift workers beware: Sleep loss may cause brain damage, new research says

Are you a truck driver or shift worker planning to catch up on some sleep this weekend?<p>Cramming in extra hours of shut-eye may not make up for those lost pulling all-nighters, new research indicates.<p>The damage may already be done -- brain damage, that is, said neuroscientist Sigrid Veasey from the …

Depression: 'Second biggest cause of disability' in world

<b>Depression is the second most common cause of disability worldwide after back pain, according to a review of research.</b><p>The disease must be treated as a global public health priority, experts report in the journal PLOS Medicine.<p>The study compared clinical depression with more than 200 other diseases …

Mental Health

80% of People Think Alzheimer's Is A Normal Part of Aging

Despite estimates that more than one billion people will be affected by Alzheimer’s disease by 2050, many around the world still don’t understand the …

Sleep's memory role discovered

<b>The mechanism by which a good night's sleep improves learning and memory has been discovered by scientists.</b><p>The team in China and the US used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells - synapses - forming during sleep.<p>Their study, published in the journal Science, showed …

York University

Speaking Two Languages May Slow Brain Aging

Just like exercise helps your body stay strong, exercising your mind also keeps your brain sharp. And what better way to do just that than by learning another language?<p>Indeed new research published in Annals of Neurology reveals that people who speak two or more languages -- even those who learned …

Aerobic exercise trumps weights, stretching for preserving memory, brain health: studies

While much is made of the many benefits of regular exercise, its impact on memory doesn’t make a lot of headlines.<p>[np_storybar title=”Running guards …

Brain's limits lead to unconscious choices in what we see and remember

The human brain is a marvel of power and flexibility, and a pair of new studies out Monday demonstrates that when it runs up against the limits of its capacity to take in and store information, the brain often relies on its agility to fill the gap. In the process, however, information can be …

Children need more post-concussion rest than adults, report says

Children who suffer a concussion need more rest time than adults, perhaps as much as 30 days of no physical activity, no television viewing or electronic gaming, according to a new report.<p>Ontario medical officials saw 2,000 patients and reviewed 4,000 academic papers to produce new guidelines to …

Chronic stress can hurt your memory

Do you tend to forget things when you're stressed? Like when you're late for a meeting and can't remember where you left your car keys? Or when you have to give a big presentation and suddenly forget all your talking points seconds before you start?<p>There's nothing like stress to make your memory go …

Study: Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect Memories

New research suggests that repetition—while strengthening some aspects of memory—may interfere with our ability to remember nuanced, specific details.<p>It seems intuitive that if you want to remember something, repetition is the key. How many of us could have survived high school without late nights …

A Neurologist (and Dad of Two!) Shares Tips for How Parents Can Promote Brain Health

More by Erin<p>Now that summer is finally here, kids are bursting with energy to get outside. And although parents love to keep their kids healthy and …

Ronaldo: Neymar loss doesn't mame Brazil weak

The two-time World Cup winner believes the Selecao will be just as strong without the 22-year-old in their ranks and has slammed the foul which …

Without Neymar, Brazil plays on against Germany

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Even without Neymar, Brazil's show must go on.<p>The World Cup hosts, now forced to play without their injured superstar, …

Improving Latino Children’s Literacy

Recently on NBC’s <i>Rock Center with Brian Williams</i>, Chelsea Clinton gave a news report on the collaboration between a charter school in Rhode Island …