Posts tagged Brain Training
ADHD: Myths and Facts – Know The Difference - ADHD Awareness Month

Have you ever been in that conversation where someone says ‘but ADHD isn’t a real thing, it’s just an excuse for bad behaviour’ … What do you say?

How do we dispel myths like this and spread the facts in a way that confronts challenges with real science, good humour and familiarity? Because the person spreading the fiction will, in fact, know someone close to them with ADHD, or may even be living with the disorder themselves.

ADHD is as real as…

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Demystifying Migraine - World Brain Day July 22nd 2019

Migraines are many things, they come in many different forms, frequencies and severities. Migraines come with many stories, and are often laden with the fears of ‘the next bad one’ or the dread that ‘they will never ever go away’. 

The experience of a migraine is a completely subjective one, it is unique to the person, and like any complex pain experience, it is shaped by the things we think, feel, and do, and by the memories of previous experiences – along with all of the physiological happenings inside your body, and your brain, in the phases before, during and after the migraine.

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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 > 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:

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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 ( 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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