Can Regular Fitness Help to Clear Your Mind for Studying?

Physical activity and exercises are recommended by doctors, physicians and medical representatives for a reason. To be more precise, for a whole list of reasons. However, even though physical activity has numerous benefits in regards to our health, many are wondering whether it actually affects our brain and the way we think, process information and… Read More

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‘Socially Desirable Strangulation’: The Effect of Neckties!

Research Paper Title Should you stop wearing neckties? – wearing a tight necktie reduces cerebral blood flow. Background Negative cerebrovascular effects can be expected by compressing jugular veins and carotids by a necktie. It has already been demonstrated that a necktie increases intraocular pressure. In many professions, a special dress code including a necktie and… Read More

How Old Is Your Brain?

Just like the rest of our body, the brain can sometimes age quicker than we do. Now researchers at Imperial College London have a way to find out how old the brain really is (O’Hare, 2017). James Cole and colleagues trained a computer algorithm to estimate age based on brain images from 2001 healthy people, then tested it on… Read More

Brain Volume & Cardiorespiratory Fitness

New research, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), suggests that greater cardiorespiratory fitness in middle aged adults is associated with more brain volume and greater white matter integrity measured five years later. Reference Zhu, N., JAcobs, D.R., Schreiner, P.J., Launer, L.J., Whitmer, R.A., Sidney, S., Demerath, E., Thomas, W., Bouchard, C., He, K., Erus, G., Battapady,… Read More

Brain Training & Angry Faces

Research Paper Title Differential Brain Activation to Angry Faces by Elite Warfighters: Neural Processing Evidence for Enhanced Threat Detection. Background Little is known about the neural basis of elite performers and their optimal performance in extreme environments. The purpose of this study was to examine brain processing differences between elite warfighters and comparison subjects in… Read More