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‘Fear Itself’ Identified In Mouse Brain

  • Emotional responses a exist in part of the brain called the amygdala
  • Scientists find area of brain responsible for fear memories and learning to be afraid…
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Green tea and red wine extracts interrupt Alzheimer’s disease pathway in cells

08 FEB 2013

Natural chemicals found in green tea and red wine may disrupt a key step of the Alzheimer’s disease pathway, according to new research from the University of Leeds. 542 more words

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The Brain Does What The Body Tells It To Do!

Exercise is my life… Exercise is my friend… Exercise is my cure… 

When I am sad, I exercise…

When I am happy, I exercise…

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Running improves learning.

I recently came across a 2007 paper titled “High impact running improves learning.” Here is the abstract:

“Regular physical exercise improves cognitive functions and lowers the risk for age-related cognitive decline.

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Remind me again why aerobic exercise is good for my brain (and mood, and thinking)...

There are lots of reasons why regular aerobic exercise is good for the brain – the effects of exercise on brain volume, cognition and mood are profound and enduring. 616 more words

How Food Affects Your Brain

By Nancy Smorch, Foodie Bitch

The content of this talk should really come as no surprise: basically, you should eat whole, nutrient-dense foods, and you’ll have a healthier brain!   665 more words

Neuroprotective dietary supplements for chronic spinal cord injury - (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, and curcumin

Charlottesville, VA (June 26, 2012). Researchers from the Department of Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology at UCLA have found that a diet enriched with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, and curcumin, a component of the Indian spice turmeric, can protect the injured spinal cord and minimize the clinical and biochemical effects of spinal cord myelopathy in rats. 824 more words

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