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Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have been able to use a computer-based test to gauge a person’s brain health, according to a new study. The test assessed a person's reaction time while also looking for erratic answering patterns, and it raised a red flag for those who an MRI scan later found to have dementia-related brain lesions. "Although we cannot be certain that these middle-aged people will go on to get dementia, the results are important for several reasons," News.com.au quoted professor David Bunce as saying. “Although the presence of the lesions was confirmed through MRI scans, we were able to predict those persons who had them through very simple-to-administer tests," he added. The research took in almost 430 men and women, aged 44 to 48 and many based in the Canberra area, and less than 10% were found to have the lesions. It was very low cost and could be performed during a standard doctor's check-up.
Willpower is one of the most important predictors of success in life. While small studies through the years have linked high levels of self-control to better health, relationships, and finances, a landmark study published this past January provided the strongest evidence to date. And taking on specific habits - like brushing your teeth with the opposite hand - can increase levels of self-control. One psychologist likened willpower to a muscle: “If you exercise it, you can make it stronger,’’ he said. Contact us for help Phone 617-929-2233 Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sat-Sun 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Leadership tycoon Warren Bennis once said, “We seem to collect information because we have the ability to do so, but we are so busy collecting it that we haven’t devised a means of using it.
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(Note: This is only a partial list of the books contained in the NaturalNews library. More will appear here each month.) 1000 Cures for 200 Ailments: Integrated Alternative and Conventional Treatments for the Most Common Illnesses By Marshall Editions
Whip your body into shape with this tried and true exercise plan. This whole-body workout routine makes toning your body an attainable goal. Why? Common, inexpensive fitness tools and real-life exercise moves keep it simple.
Eleven Ways to Reduce Morning Stress Find yourself feeling tense in the morning? Here are 11 great tips for cutting your stress levels. By Gimundo Staff . Posted on March 01 2011 Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.
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Brain diagram. Credit: dwp.gov.uk (PhysOrg.com) -- New research from the UK shows the brain continues to develop after childhood and puberty, and is not fully developed until people are well into their 30s and 40s. The findings contradict current theories that the brain matures much earlier. Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, a neuroscientist with the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, said until around a decade ago many scientists had "pretty much assumed that the human brain stopped developing in early childhood," but recent research has found that many regions of the brain continue to develop for a long time afterwards. The prefrontal cortex is the region at the front of the brain just behind the forehead, and is an area of the brain that undergoes the longest period of development.
Lunges With your feet hip-width apart, take a large step forward with your left foot. Plant the foot, then slowly bend the left knee to a 90-degree angle with your back knee lightly touching the ground.
Episode 1 – All in the Mind Susan Greenfield explains why she believes all aspects of human experience will eventually be explained in terms of the physical processes of the brain. The story of how we have gradually come to understand the astonishing complexity of the brain is revealed, from the earliest crude studies of the effects of brain injury, through to the latest insights from direct stimulation of specific areas in patients undergoing brain surgery whilst wide awake. Is it possible that our most spiritual feelings are merely the result of electrical activity in the temporal lobe?
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Principles of Neurotheology By Andrew B. Newberg Paperback, 284 pages Ashgate List price: $29.95 "Neurotheology" is a unique field of scholarship and investigation that seeks to understand the relationship specifically between the brain and theology, and more broadly between the mind and religion. As a topic, neurotheology has garnered substantial attention in the academic and lay communities in recent years.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Turns out, relaxing is exhausting—which could by why so many people struggle to unplug from work during vacation. According to mathematicians at Case Western Reserve University, stopping a thought burns more energy than thinking-like stopping a truck on a downhill slope. "Maybe this explains why it is so tiring to relax and think about nothing," says Daniela Calvetti, professor of mathematics and one of the authors of a new brain study published in an advanced online publication of the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism.