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Jun

Washing your hands may cleanse away germs, but it can also clean away mental guilt and old goals or habits. A new study where individuals were primed (as in, had an idea inserted into their unconscious mind) for a certain goal were more likely to forget about that goal after washing their hands, implying that…

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Jun

Everyone has had a time in their life where they’ve doodled in a notebook to pass the time. Well according to a new study, doodling actually causes increased blood flow to the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for managing our feelings and thoughts. The study contained artists and non-artists who both spent time drawing. It…

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Jun

Listening to music is a daily pleasure for many people, but actually playing a musical instrument can help combat cognitive decline. A recent study involving 32 young adults who listened to and played a Tibetan singing bowl showed significant changes in brain activity. When the participants played the musical instrument, it activated a variety of…

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May

Using supplements to promote health and wellbeing is a common practice for many people, and according to new research, certain supplements can actually promote blood flow to the brain. According to Dr. Daniel G. Amen, omega-3 fatty acids affect many areas of the brain that influence learning and memory, as well as depression and dementia….

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Jul

Researchers have discovered a neural circuit in our brain that activates the stress response. This information can lead to new information in addressing disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression. There is a small structure in our brain locus coeruleus that when under stress, neurons in that region secrete a hormone. Researchers discovered…