We are only 10% human We are an ecology, a collective; 90% of our cells are micro-biome, or various forms of bacteria. We are only 10% human. One of the most significant aspects of this is that our “health” is … Continue reading We are never alone
Cognitive fitness software companies like Fit Brains and Lumosity are booming businesses. But whether brain games are the remedy for mental dullness and even disease, or mere digital snake oil, is hotly debated…. …”If you are doing brain training for 10 hours a week, that is 10 hours a week you are not doing something else, like exercising, Zach Hambrick, an associate professor of psychology who worked on the Georgia Tech study, told The New Yorker. “It also gives people false hope, especially older adults for whom this is a big concern.”… What cognitive training pretty clearly won’t provide is a silver bullet to fight off brain decay. A healthy social life certainly wouldn’t hurt, and neither would an appreciation for a good book. Even Hurley admits that “physical exercise is perhaps the best-proved method for improving cognitive function in older people.” Continue reading FastCompany.com: Do Brainpower Apps Really Make You Smarter?
Abnormalities in the brain may make some people more likely to become drug addicts, according to scientists at the University of Cambridge. They found the same differences in the brains of addicts and their non-addicted brothers and sisters. The BBC’s … Continue reading Abnormalities in the brain may make some people more likely to become drug addicts
Why Your Brain Needs Water Years of research have found that when we’re parched, we have more difficulty keeping our attention focused. Dehydration can impair short-term memory function and the recall of long-term memory. The ability to perform mental arithmetic, like calculating whether or not you’ll be late for work if you hit snooze for another 15 minutes, is compromised when your fluids are low. To put the water requirements in perspective: The average adult brain is 1.3 to 1.4kg and is approx 2% (obviously varies) of the overall weight of the adult human. The brain is 70-80% water and … Continue reading Why Your Brain Needs Water
We often hear and have heard it misquoted – you’re only using 10% of your brain and how would you like to use the other 90 percent? But what do they mean by this; was this the real quote? Did … Continue reading The old ‘only using 10% of your brain’ myth
Podcast: Using Light to control the Brain…..this approach—called optogenetics—could return controlled movement to mice suffering from Parkinson’s. Beyond controlling neural firing in the brain, scientists have recently found that by inserting another gene cells will glow green when they fire. … Continue reading Podcast: Using Light to control the Brain