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Were Energy Drinks The Cause Of This Severe Head Trauma?

By Brianna Acuesta Her claims have been controversial, but she’s just lucky her husband is alive. During a pregnancy, women often want a support group consisting of their partner, family, and friends in order to get through the difficult parts of being pregnant. When Brianna, a young woman who did not reveal her last name, got pregnant…

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Why Brain Hacking with Smart Drugs May Not Be So Genius

By Christina Sarich When you talk to brain-hackers from Silicon Valley, they talk of creating the perfect stack – a combination of natural and pharmaceutical nootropics that can help make them into a super-powered genius that can go hours without sleep while maintaining massive focus. It sounds like a cool way to hack the brain,…

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Do Avocados and Olive Oil Increase Your Intelligence?

By Mae Chan Consumption of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), found in olive oil, avocados and nuts, is linked to general intelligence according to a recent study in Neuroimage. Fat intake, especially MUFAs have been shown to preserve HDL cholesterol and improve glycemic control, in diabetic patients, “yet the exact sources are not been clearly defined….

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Does Music Give You Chills? Your Brain is Different

By Aaron Kesel, Natural Blaze What It Means If You Are Sensitive to Music Here’s how music can affect your emotions and how some people are more sensitive to music than others. Matthew Sachs, a PhD student at USC published a study last year on music and neuroscience investigating people who get the chills from music proving their brains are…

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Walnuts Light Up Brain Region That Controls Appetite

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Unique study reveals documented mechanism of just a few walnuts to decrease hunger signals A recent two- or three-part, double-blind study demonstrated that less than half a cup walnuts (0.44 cup or 48 grams to be exact) per day made a significant difference in hunger levels on obese, post-menopausal women. But the study didn’t…

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They Thought She Was Brain Dead From Drowning Until This Therapy Healed Her

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Longtime Brain Damage Of Drowning Victim Reversed For First Time Once the brain is dead, it’s dead, right? Especially the more the time moves on after an accident such as drowning… Or so we think. And what of the initial loss of oxygen? A person deprived of oxygen for four minutes might be…

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Two New Scientific Reasons Why Cacao is the Ideal Brain Food

By Anna Hunt Great news to all chocolate lovers! Italian scientists confirm that cacao, which is used to make chocolate, is an ideal food for the brain. Thanks to flavonols, a substance found in the cacao plant, consuming dark chocolate can enhance your cognitive abilities. This could mean improved memory and attention span. Scientists out of…

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Are “Brain Drain” Cell Phones Making Us Dumber?

By Catherine J. Frompovich Are you aware the more you depend upon your cell phone, especially ‘smart’ phones, the dumber you are most likely to become? According to the April 2017 Journal of the Association for Consumer Research article “Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity,” Results from two experiments…

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Shocking Study Shows Mere Presence of Smartphone Reduces Brain Power — Even When It’s Off

By Matt Agorist Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin recently completed a comprehensive study illustrating the effects of smartphones on the human brain. What they found was that ‘smart’ phones actually make us dumb. According to the study, Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity, having a smartphone around…

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