Posts tagged Brain Training
YOU, US and EVERYTHING: Get Connected!

Prepare yourself for some big statements to be believed:

We are all connected…

You are deeply connected to everything within you…

Your brain is forging new connections, right now, as you are reading…


Let’s work backward, from the microcosm to the macrocosm, from the individual to the universal, because in beginnings we would like to start with YOU and we want to start small, it’s easier to join the dots.

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Growing Evidence Of Brain Plasticity - Michael Merzenich

Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich looks at one of the secrets of the brain's incredible power: its ability to actively re-wire itself. He's researching ways to harness the brain's plasticity to enhance our skills and recover lost function.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

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Wouldn't it is amazing to be able to “look inside” your brain and see how it’s working? - International Brain Awareness Week


Wouldn't it is amazing to be able to “look inside” your brain and see how it’s working ? Well, thanks to brain research is now possible to do just this with special brain imaging known as QEEG. Scientists have been able to measure the activity from our brain since the 1930s, and this is known as EEG (or brainwaves), which is still used today to help diagnose conditions such as epilepsy.

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What percentage of your brain do you use? - International Brain Awareness Week

Two thirds of the population believes a myth that has been propagated for over a century: that we use only 10% of our brains. Hardly! Our neuron-dense brains have evolved to use the least amount of energy while carrying the most information possible -- a feat that requires the entire brain. Richard E. Cytowic debunks this neurological myth (and explains why we aren’t so good at multitasking).

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Zooming In On The Human Brain - International Brain Awareness Week

This amazing video from The Allen Institute for Brain Research (<link to https://www.alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/brain-science/ > takes us a visually stunning view of the brain, all the way from the outside to the the tiniest cells (and smaller still) on the inside: https://youtu.be/Zj3RxtJ_Ljc

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Keeping Our Brains Young & Active- International Brain Awareness Week

The Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) is an independent collaborative of scientists, health professionals, scholars and policy experts from around the world working in areas of brain health related to human cognition. The GCBH focuses on brain health relating to peoples’ ability to think and reason as they age, including aspects of memory, perception and judgment. The GCBH is convened by AARP with support from Age UK to offer the best possible advice about what older adults can do to maintain and improve their brain health. GCBH members come together to discuss specific lifestyle issue areas that may impact peoples’ brain health as they age with the goal of providing evidence-based recommendations for people to consider incorporating into their lives.

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What is Neuroplasticity? - International Brain Awareness Week

This week is the start of International Brain Awareness Ween 2018 ! Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research, and the “brain-child” of The DANA Foundation (www.dana.org). The Perth Brain Centre is proud to be an official partner of International Brain Awareness Week 2018, and every day we will be sharing some of the amazing benefits of brain research.

 

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Brain Awareness Week - Are you looking after your brain?

International Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. The Perth Brain Centre is an official partner of International Brain Awareness Week, which starts on the 12 March this year.

 

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How to Break the Cycle of Anxiety and Insomnia

Anxiety and insomnia go hand in hand. When you're feeling anxious, it can be difficult to get to sleep. But when you're short on sleep, you may feel more anxious. This can result in a never ending cycle of anxiety, fatigue, and insomnia.

Breaking the cycle of anxiety and insomnia is best treated by addressing both issues concurrently. Ideally, you can alleviate anxiety before bed so you'll have less trouble getting to sleep. If you get a good night's sleep, you can face the next day better prepared to deal with anxiety.

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Top 5 Tips For Boosting Brain Power

Would you like to:

  • Improve your work performance?

  • Enhance your memory?

  • Prevent diseases associated with ageing such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

  • Support your child to maintain attention at school or university?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the good news is that there are lots of different tools and methods available to you. Here we explore 5 scientifically proven ways to boost your brain power by driving neuroplasticity in a positive direction, which have the added benefit of improving your general health too!

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Perinatal Depression and tDCS

‘When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.’ Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty.

The target audience for this blog are time limited, exhausted, stressed and need clear facts to help guide decisions that not only impact themselves but their children as well. For this reason we are going to keep it clear and concise, and give you a countdown of ten points to consider

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Schools reach 'crisis point' with sharp increase in students dealing with anxiety, depression

Schools are struggling to cope with a sharp rise in anxiety, depression and self-harm among students as young as 10 years old, with one principal saying Australia has reached a "crisis point".

In April a joint report by Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute found nearly one in four Australian teenagers met the criteria for having a "probable serious mental illness" — a 20 per cent increase from five years ago.

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ADHD and Diet

Sugar free, gluten free, additive-free, paleo, Mediterranean, low salycilate…. With all of the many and varied opinions on diet these days it is easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to exploring diet and ADHD. Often the best approach is to start by looking at what scientific evidence is telling us…

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ADHD and The Importance of Good Sleep

Good quality sleep is vital for both general well-being but also especially brain health. While we sleep the brain “rests and repairs” helping to prepare us for the next day ahead. Studies show that sleep improves our cognitive function - Helping us to think better and faster, be more creative, make better decisions and solve problems, and improve our attention and memory.

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October Is ADHD Awareness Month

In honour of ADHD month, we are moving away from healthy brains for the moment and having a closer look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or as it's better known ADHD. In this article we will explore the disorder, what cause's it, symptoms associated with it as well as the treatment options available. 

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