Video: Exercise Can Change Your Brain

Watch neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki as she discusses the life-changing benefits of physical activity on the most important organ in your body--your brain! You will be inspired by watching this short, fascinating video! PositiveTip: Take a 30 minute walk every day for your heart and brain!

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Your Brain Prefers Junk Food!

Researchers showed pictures of different foods to healthy participants. They had to predict the caloric content of each food and bid what they'd pay for their favorite food.  During bidding, researchers scanned the area of participant's brains that helps evaluate food value. Both brain activity and bid amounts were highest for high-calorie foods. Participants were…

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Teen Exercise May Improve Brain Efficiency

A new study examining 24 students aged 9 and 10 found that physically fit teens had better developed white matter than less fit teens. White matter connects different brain regions. Researchers monitored white matter connecting attention and memory brain regions and hypothesize that “children with higher fitness levels may have faster neural conduction between brain…

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Low Vitamin B12 Levels in Older Adults May Lead to Low Cognition

Insufficient vitamin B12 is common in the older population due to decreased absorbtion, medications, or dietary changes such as limiting dairy and egg consumption. Chicago researchers followed a group of older adults for five years and found that low B12 levels may contribute to cognitive problems in multiple ways. This observational study did not say…

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Magnets, Morality and the Human Soul

The National Academy of Sciences recently reported that you can impair someone's ability to make moral judgments by applying a powerful magnetic field through the skull to the right temporo-parietial junction (TPJ) of the brain. This research confirms that moral capacity functions in the brain, and makes us ask: Is there such a thing as…

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