Discover the latest May brain news and research in our latest monthly digest.
Psych Central : Early Life Brain Stimulation Linked to Robust Mental Health
Looking to combat cognitive decline? A new study has found that brain stimulating activities like leadership or management roles at work, continuing adult education or social engagement enhances mental agility in later years. Early and mid-life challenges help build cognitive reserve which provides a buffer against age or illness. Higher levels of reserve increase the chance of staying cognitively fit for longer. Start building your brain reserve and learn more about the findings of this large-scale research by the University of Exeter!
Science Daily: How Walking Benefits The Brain
Did you know that walking isn’t only good for your body but also your brain? Research by New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) reveals that this physical exercise can boost the blood supply to the brain. So go for a walk today.
NY Times: ‘Pacemaker’ for the Brain Can Help Memory, Study Finds
Scientists have discovered that zapping the brain with a little bit of electricity at the correct time may aid in enhancing memory. These findings might one day help create technologies to help people suffering from memory loss. Learn more about this cutting edge technique.
Forbes : Too Much Sugar Linked To Reduced Memory, Brain Volume
Findings from a new study indicate that drinks laden with sugar are linked with brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease. On average, the more sugary beverages consumed, the lower the scores on memory exams and the lower overall brain volume. A reduction in brain volume has been associated with a higher risk for Alzheimer’s. Try to remove or lower the sugar in your drinks and discover more about this latest research!
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