Carotenoids improve brain function, improves neural efficiency.

brainA new study, published by the University of Georgia, has revealed that specific substances encourage the brain to more neurally efficient. The research was conducted by the Department of Psychology and uses a functional MRI process to investigate brain activity with administration of certain substances.  Continue reading “Carotenoids improve brain function, improves neural efficiency.”

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Type 2 diabetes affects executive function.

diab-150x147A new study by the University of Waterloo is one of the first to associate to control of emotions, behaviors and thoughts. The paper was published in the journal of Psychosomatic Medicine and represents a comprehensive summary of available studies that examine the link between and reduction of executive function. Continue reading “Type 2 diabetes affects executive function.”

Alcohol dependent individuals lack executive control and their high level cognitive functioning is damaged, requiring rehabilitation.

ad.jpgResearchers in the field are well aware that alcohol impacts on brain functioning. A new study confirms the destruction of brain functioning suggesting that there is severe impairment in cognitive skills of alcohol dependent, (AD), individuals. The results of the study will be published in July 2014, in the online issue of Alcoholism, and analyzed the impact on three networks involved in brain functioning: altering, orienting and executive control. Deficits in executive control were severely pronounced. Continue reading “Alcohol dependent individuals lack executive control and their high level cognitive functioning is damaged, requiring rehabilitation.”

Balance in brain networks in children who are obese is different, paying attention with purpose and being in the present moment avoids obesity.

childrenA new study, by the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine published in the journal of Heliyon, has revealed that paying attention, being in the present moment with acceptance and having a purpose is an effective way to avoid obesity in children. Continue reading “Balance in brain networks in children who are obese is different, paying attention with purpose and being in the present moment avoids obesity.”