Lack of sleep has some long-term effects to our brain function and overall wellbeing. As a writer, I've had my share of late nights before early mornings. I think we've all done it at some point. We tell ourselves, “Just one more episode/chapter.” or, “I'll stay for a little.” We mean well. Then 5 hours later our eyes sting with the strain of keeping them open. The next day at work is no better. The morning is spent forcing our eyes to stay open while we
Would you believe that cannabis can actually enhance your mental abilities and make you think creative? Former inquiries into the effects of cannabis on the brain showed that cannabis has the potential to disrupt constructive reasoning while affecting efficiency and output. While an older study of Harvard provided outrageous claims about the effects of cannabis, there have been newest findings published in Frontiers in Pharmacology that indicate the contrary. At the same time, the new facts debunk theories that suggested marijuana has a damaging impact
Character traits really can make people less likely to suffer specific serious illnesses, according to a recent study. Holistic medical traditions, such as the Indian Ayurvedic tradition, have long associated character traits with health. Certain links made in these traditions seem to border on the superstitious, but there is now evidence from conventional science to confirm that behaviors and tendencies can have an impact on whether or not we develop particular illnesses. The study, carried out by a team of psychology researchers in the USA, found that people with the
Why are there many smart people who don't like to exercise? By saying smart, we mean people who like to use their brain more than others. This has nothing to do with the level of IQ because even some of the individuals with a low IQ can have a huge passion for solving intellectual tasks. The study which was conducted recently and published in the Journal of Health Psychology is showing some interesting results. People who use their brain more and actually enjoy taking mentally
A new study showed that a person taking 6 hours of sleep functions just as bad as someone who stayed awake. Studies over the years have all declared different figures for the optimum number of hours of sleep we should be getting every night. It’s often after a good solid eight hours of sleep we feel rested and rejuvenated. For some, six hours is enough for them to get on with their busy lives. However, a sleep study undertaken by the University of Pennsylvania showed
Would you believe that a plant can improve memory in a miraculous way? Scientific research shows that it is a reality. Sometimes the most incredible things are right under our noses. The magical memory cure that so many people do not know about is one of the most common plants in the world – rosemary. Rosemary is most commonly used in cosmetics, aromatics, and as medicine for headaches and flu, but very few people know about its ability to enhance the mental ability and improve memory.
So you thought cycling is just good for your physical shape? It turns out that it has a positive impact on your brain! Recent research has shown that cycling helps in improving memory, reasoning, and planning while it also helps fight depression and anxiety issues. How is this possible? How cycling grows your brain When we cycle, blood flows to the muscle increases which then allows the body to build more capillaries in these muscles. This in return supplies more blood and oxygen to the
Brain exercises keep our brain healthy and help prevent mental diseases The brain is the most important part of the human body, and like our body, it too, ages. Since all physicians emphasize the significance of physical exercises to keep our bodies active, they also encourage brain exercises. Brain exercises not only keep our mind sharp and spirited but also help in keeping our memories crystal clear as we age. If brain cells begin to deteriorate due to lack of healthy activities or exercises, it