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    Top Brain Health Articles

    December 6, 2016

    Brain health can be improved through lifestyle habits – learn how exercise, diet, cognitive activity, and social engagement help. Here are the most popular articles on brain health from last week's social media posts.

    Do you know which form of exercise is best for improving cognition?  Are you interested to know how trauma in childhood affects the growth of those adolescent brains?  Do you wonder whether social media is helping or harming your brain's ability to perform at work?  Interested in learning how neurofeedback equipment affects ADHD and brain health?  If so, read the following....

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    Researchers Say Specific Type Of Exercise Increases Brain Size and; Improve Cognition

    The Inquisitr: "Set aside the brain games for a moment, and consider dusting off the running shoes or slipping into a swimsuit, because new research indicates that aerobic exercise might be a better option than Sudoku for fighting the age-related condition known as mild cognitive impairment. Mild cognitive impairment develops into Alzheimer’s disease eight out of 10 times, so it is a bigger deal than just forgetting where you put your purse or the name of your favorite movie." Read article.

     

    New study shows kids with PTSD have different brains PTSD group showed a decreased amount of both local and global networks due to damage / disconnection in link regions.

    Disruptive force: MRI shows impact of PTSD in adolescent brain

    Health Imaging: "Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is mostly widely known for its effects on those who have experienced combat, but what impact can it have on children? Researchers from China used MRI to show PTSD's devastating effects in children, with many images showing significant disruption of normal brain functions.

    The study, published in the journal Radiology, showed children as particularly susceptible to PTSD, because neurochemical and hormonal changes affect the structure and function of younger individuals for the rest of their lives." Read article.


     

    Great argument for why it's important to take breaks from social media...It hinders our ability to focus for any length of time, and it's addictive! Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It.

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    The New York Times: "Our increasing addiction to the constant stimulus of updates, likes and posts is damaging our ability to concentrate deeply and focus on work that matters." Read article

     

    Train The Brain: Using Neurofeedback To Treat ADHD

    NPR: "A growing number of parents of children with ADHD are trying a noninvasive treatment called neurofeedback, which is relatively simple and doesn't involve drugs. Studies suggest it helps, but the treatment is still unproved, expensive and time-consuming." Read article

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