Month: September 2017

Chronic Stress and Anxiety can Damage Brain

Originally found on https://www.belmarrahealth.com/brain-damage-likely-from-chronic-stress-and-anxiety-study/ Based on the results of an analytical study, scientists from the Rotman Research Institute, a division of Baycrest Health Sciences, caution people that chronic stress and anxiety may lead to an increased risk of developing depression, and even dementia. So what exactly is chronic stress? Anxiety, fear, and stress are common emotions…

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Scientists discover ways to increase efficiency in neurofeedback training paradigm

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170729/Scientists-discover-ways-to-increase-efficiency-in-neurofeedback-training-paradigm.aspx Researchers from the HSE Centre for Cognition & Decision Making and the Control of Complex Systems Laboratory (Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences) have conducted a series of experiments to uncover what a person actually controls when they are tasked with independently affecting the activity of their own…

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Insomnia Patients show Altered Activity in Brain

Originally found on https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161019162505.htm Specific brain regions, including those involved in awareness of self and tendency to ruminate, show altered activity in patients with insomnia when compared to good sleepers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine published this week in the journal SLEEP. In what is the largest…

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Why Is Sleep Important?

Originally found on https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sdd/why Why Is Sleep Important? Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. The way you feel while you’re awake depends in part on what happens while…

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