Month: August 2016

Sleep Resets the Brain Connections Crucial for Memory and Learning

In a new study from the University of Freiburg in Germany, researchers have found that sleep effectively resets the build-up of connections in the brain. This process is vital to brain function regarding memory and learning. Even a loss of a single night’s sleep interfered with the brain’s ability to reset this connectivity, causing the…

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Electrical Stimulation for Peak Performance

Brain stimulation has historically been used as a means to help all sorts of ailments ranging from mental illness to body aches. The primary goal of different brain stimulation techniques is to jumpstart the mind and body in order to rebalance to an optimum state. Technology today has become advanced enough to take this idea even further…

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Healthy Foods That Help Fight Stress

Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center attribute the correlation of stressful events and comfort eating as a result of rising levels of cortisol. Cortisol levels naturally rise as people are exposed to stressful events and situations, causing many to go craving their favorite foods as a means to help alleviate anxiety. Unfortunately this…

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