March 31, 2024

In the last century, health in the United States has seen remarkable improvements, though these benefits have not been evenly distributed across the population. With life expectancy on the rise, there’s an increased risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Yet, research such as the Framingham Heart Study suggests a decline in dementia rates, potentially due

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March 15, 2024

Do you feel drained after working on a hard cognitive task for a while, and you wonder why? Cognitive fatigue is real, and it’s your brain’s way of telling you it needs a break. This exhaustion happens because your brain, especially during intense mental activities, uses up a significant amount of energy. The brain needs

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February 1, 2024

Have you ever wondered why some people find it so hard to stick to their New Year’s resolutions? Recent research has some surprising answers that might change how we look at willpower. Scientists found a significant portion of our ability to control ourselves and resist temptations is genetic. This means that for some of us,

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January 19, 2024

In the 1970s, Stanley Milgram conducted a groundbreaking series of experiments on obedience to authority that sent shockwaves through the world of psychology. His studies examined the extent to which ordinary people would follow the orders of authority figures, even if it meant causing harm to others. Decades later, the ethical dilemmas and psychological dynamics

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November 16, 2023

Recent research in brain science is uncovering an exciting idea: our brains do more than just process what we see and hear. They’re constantly predicting what’s going to happen next, influencing how we experience things which can lead to cognitive biases in perception. This new understanding is changing how we think about our brains. Instead

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October 26, 2023

Dementia is frequently misunderstood as solely a memory problem among older individuals, but it includes cognitive, behavioural, and judgment issues. When these changes impede a person’s ability to function independently, it’s classified as dementia. Milder forms are called mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and mild behavioural impairment (MBI). In some cases, behavioural symptoms emerge before cognitive

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