Brain Article

Potassium Protects Your Brain Cells


One of the three most important minerals you can have in your body is potassium. It is important for the proper functioning of nearly every cell in your body, and without it we won’t be able to function, and will die. It is important, therefore, that we make sure to have enough potassium in our [...]

Potassium Protects Your Brain Cells2016-10-22T09:07:42+00:00

Some Over-the-Counter Drugs Could Cause Brain Damage


Over-the-counter drugs are considered safe because they don’t require a prescription. That view has been challenged by some research. Some common brands of drugs taken by adults have been shown to negatively affect brain function. Anticholinergics affect the brain by blocking acetylcholine, a nervous system neurotransmitter. Those suffering from Alzheimer's disease typically have a marked [...]

Some Over-the-Counter Drugs Could Cause Brain Damage2016-10-22T09:07:47+00:00

Older and Wiser Is No Myth


The older we get the more experience we gain, and that can only help in making better decisions that those who have not lived long enough to gain experience. With age comes experience – it’s a simple fact, and now there is research to back it up.  No matter how many previous studies are presented [...]

Older and Wiser Is No Myth2016-10-22T09:07:51+00:00

Did Einstein Have Asperger’s?


For years after his death scientists have speculated that Albert Einstein (as well as Isaac Newton) suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild form of autism. Since he is not longer alive to test him science will have to wait until more physical features of the brain connected to autism can be established before they can [...]

Did Einstein Have Asperger’s?2016-10-22T09:07:51+00:00

Amnesia Changes Memory – But Not Usually Other Brain Functions


People who get amnesia are unable to retrieve memory stored in their brains. Their brain has somehow become compromised, usually through injury or a traumatic experience. Ordinarily amnesiacs can function as normally as they did before, in all areas such as language and speech, processing information and even doing complex math. The exception is that [...]

Amnesia Changes Memory – But Not Usually Other Brain Functions2016-10-22T09:07:51+00:00

Depression and Short-Term Memory


Depression is a very misunderstood mental condition, and can have devastating effects on the victim and those around them, if gone untreated. Depressed people lose their ability to concentrate. They have difficulty remembering new information, and research has shown that depressed people only remember negative memories, which leads them to prolong their depression. It also [...]

Depression and Short-Term Memory2016-10-22T09:07:59+00:00

Diabetes and Other Metabolic Disorders Can Be Linked To Alzheimer’s


Okay, this one hits home. I was recently told I have Metabolic Syndrome.....Yikes.....I have had a cloudy head for months if not a year or more and maybe this is the answer. As a memory guy or memory speaker this is probably the worst condition to have and for the non memory guy not good [...]

Diabetes and Other Metabolic Disorders Can Be Linked To Alzheimer’s2016-10-22T09:07:39+00:00

Deep Electrical Stimulation Could Increase Brain Cells


An animal study published in the September 21st (2011) edition of the Journal of Neuroscience, has some positive results that could help in understanding how the brain processes memory, and could lead to development of treatment of neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s. Researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have found that stimulating a specific [...]

Deep Electrical Stimulation Could Increase Brain Cells2016-10-22T09:07:50+00:00

Training for a Marathon Requires Mental Toughness


Once you have decided you want to run a marathon you know you will have to train and prepare for it. You can’t just decide a week before that you are going to do it; there is the need to get to your body in shape, and your mindset as well. A marathon is the [...]

Training for a Marathon Requires Mental Toughness2016-10-22T09:07:44+00:00