Active prefrontal brain function appears to protect against PTSD after child abuse Shared from Google News & Weather Increased activation of the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that regulates complex cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning, appears to protect against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in individuals who sufferedContinue Reading Cannabis use is extremely popular, whether it is for medicinal use, recreational use, so many people today use it . That’s why there are knox medical centres everywhere that provide marijuana medical treatments. I recently read an article explaining that companies are now making atomizers for dry herbs allowingContinue Reading If you can change the way you think, you can change your brain. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which finds that challenging unhealthy thought patterns with the help of a therapist can lead to measurable changes in brain activity. In the study, psychologists at King’s College LondonContinue Reading Years of untreated depression may lead to neurodegenerative levels of brain inflammation. That’s according to a first-of-its-kind study (link is external) showing evidence of lasting biological changes in the brain for those suffering with depression for more than a decade. The study findings are from the same research teamContinue Reading

Science says napping is good for us. Here’s why — World Economic Forum (@wef) December 18, 2017 One of the best arguments for napping is the damage that can be caused by sleep deprivation. A recent study in the journal Nature Medicine points out that sleep deprivation hasContinue Reading

Why sitting down all day is bad for your brain — World Economic Forum (@wef) December 18, 2017 Too much sitting can increase the risk of early death. It’s estimated that 60-75 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous intensity exercise is required to offset the increased riskContinue Reading

Physical aggressiveness linked to gray matter deficits in brain region, study finds — (@PsyPost) October 25, 2017 “Human violence is baggage we should have left in the Paleolithic era,” remarked study author David S. Chester, an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. “However, people keep hurting each otherContinue Reading

Patients with a history of suicidal acts have different brain response to social exclusion — (@PsyPost) July 23, 2017 Previous studies have found people who are vulnerable to suicidal behaviour have deficits in several brain regions and cognitive processes. For example, suicide attempters demonstrated increased activation of theContinue Reading

Can’t sleep? Blame your ageing brain — World Economic Forum (@wef) May 25, 2017 Another misconception is that “sleepiness receptors” only decline in middle age. “Sleep architecture” as neurologists call it starts changing when people enter their 20s. In their 40s, overall, they go to bed earlier andContinue Reading

Study uncovers how brain damage increases religious fundamentalism — (@PsyPost) May 6, 2017 Grafman and his colleagues examined male Vietnam combat veterans with lesions to part of the brain known as the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. They found veterans with these lesions reported higher levels of religious fundamentalism comparedContinue Reading