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Why is it good to train the brain

Monday, March 17th, 2014

If you read our blog regularly, you may remember that in a previous post, I recommended some good exercises to train our brain and keep it in tip-top shape.

You put them into practice. Do you know why you should do it? Today we are going to explain the advantages of work our brains.

good to train the brain

The conclusions of a scientific study

The answer to our question lies in the results of research published in the magazine, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Although we do not have any study to recognize that due to cerebral exercise, we gain in quality of life. (more…)

How to improve the functioning of your brain

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

If you practice sport to be in top form, why do not you do the same with your brain? Today I will explain a few simple exercises to help you train and improve the performance of your brain.

Opting for a healthy and enjoy its many benefits in all areas of your life. Your body will notice and you will feel better about yourself / a.

improving brain function

Physical exercise, our best ally

Did you know, for example, that aerobic exercise helps increase the number of neuromas that are created every day in our brain? And did you also know that stress decreases the number? There are some interesting trivia that reveal scientists and demonstrate the importance of sport frequently. (more…)

How to keep your brain fit

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Like any other part of the body, our brain also needs exercise to stay in top form. Want to know how we can get it? Well, take note of the advice we explain below and that will help keep your brain forever young.

Some exercises that are available to any person and every budget, you can take over your life. Are you ready / as? As we begin!

How to keep your brain fit

It is never late to learn something new

A healthy, balanced diet will help you maintain correct levels of glucose and cholesterol. So watch your diet, and get ready to say goodbye to the most harmful habits such as snuff and alcohol. (more…)

A brain protein is responsible for the difference in language between sexes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Sex differences in the acquisition and early language development of children are well documented. In general, girls tend to speak sooner and with greater complexity than children of the same age. However, scientists continue to debate the origin and significance of these differences. Previous studies demonstrated that Foxp2 protein plays an important role in speech and language development in humans and vocal communication in birds and mammals.

Now, according to a study published today in The Journal of Neuroscience, male offspring of rats have more of Foxp2 protein in the brain than females. The study also found sex differences in the brain of this protein in a small group of children. The findings may shed light on gender differences in communication in animals and language acquisition in humans.

baby speaking

In the current study, J. Michael Bowers, PhD, Margaret McCarthy, PhD, and colleagues at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine examined whether sex differences in FOXP2 protein expression in brain development could underlie the differences in communication between two sexes. (more…)

Promote Mental Health

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Many times we worry so much about our bodily health, that we forget to care for our mental health. We forget that one is as important as the other. Being physically fit does not help if we have the mind in order. Here prepared some tips and ideas to keep your mind active and healthy.

mental health care

  • Do not forget your memory. We must exercise our memory and mind for the passage of time does not weaken. Hobbies or logic games are a good solution. For example, sudoku, can help to exercise it. Also in fashion are toys and video games that help us maintain our mental activity, such as Brain Training.
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Hyperactivity Syndrome

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Hyperactivity syndrome, known as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), is a clinical entity characterized by children who have a wandering attention, which they fail to incorporate and assimilate information properly or enough.

Hyperactivity syndrome

This syndrome, always called as hyperactivity is not always categorized in the same manner as was previously known under different names. Such as: minimal brain dysfunction, hyperkinetic syndrome or hyperactive child syndrome. The current term name or reached after many years in an attempt to unify criteria and various opinions.

Logically it does not affect everyone equally. It is estimated that suffer between 5 and 9% of school-age children, being far more common in boys than in girls. But more often is that only affect children of small age, it is possible to find adults with this syndrome. Restless people who can not stop touching things with their hands and they always have to be doing something. (more…)

What are psychosomatic disorders

Friday, November 12th, 2010

When the origin of a physical problem has its starting point in a psychological aspect, then we speak of psychosomatic disorders. Its have physical symptoms and not knowing where they come from.

psychosomatic disorder

Try everything to solve these problems but nothing that can not be solved. In many cases, when a patient has physical problems, often have a psychological origin and we are talking about a psychosomatic disorder.

Thus, it seems clear that the power of the mind is essential for the body is in optimal conditions. There are times when a psychological problem has a clear physical manifestation. Now, how difficult is to show that mind-body connection so that it is the mind that causes physical problems. (more…)

Major depression or bipolar disorder?

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

About one in three diagnosed with major depression may actually be suffering from bipolar disorder (formerly called manic-depressive illness), according to a study funded by Sanofi-Aventis, presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.

bipolar disorder

Recent studies have suggested that up to 40% of people with bipolar disorder are initially diagnosed and another several years may pass before they receive the correct diagnosis. (more…)

Panic Attack

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

In recent years the so-called “panic attack” or “panic disorder” has become a recurring theme. A new disease of modern society that can affect anyone, regardless of sex, social status or age. But let us first see what is this disease:

Panic Attack

When the first episodes occur, symptoms usually appear for no apparent reason that incurs. Later crisis are adding associated with places or situations, such as leaving home, being alone, with many people spaces or confined spaces.

As a result of these crises a person begins to feel worried because they do not want to re-experience the same situation again and then the tendency is to avoid situations and places associated with any new episode.

The logical consequence of this type of painting is a state of fear called “anticipatory anxiety” and so the person begins to develop several behaviors to avoid situations known as “Agorafobia” with the aim of not being exposed to the risk of living moments which may generate the risk of further panic attacks. (more…)

What are dissociative disorders?

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Dissociative disorders are Characterized by a disruption Affecting Normally integrated functions. There are five types of dissociative disorders Hand described in DSM- IV(1):

Dissociative Amnesia is characterized by an inability to recall important personal memories, usually of a traumatic or stressful, not explaining this inability by a bad memory.

The Dissociative fugue is characterized by sudden and unexpected departure has from usual living environment Loved, with Inability to remember past Loved and confusion about personal identity or a new identity adopter.

The dissociative identity disorder (formerly Multiple Personality) Characterized by the presence of IS of Two or more distinct identities or “personality states” separate take-turns controlling the behavior of the subject, with Inability To Evoke personal memories. This is too extensive to be explained by a bad memory.

Here Are the Diagnostic Criteria for this disorder:

  • Presence of Two or more distinct identities or “personality states” separate (each with ITS Particular conditions and constant perception, Thought and environment and the relationship).
  • At least Two of contention identities or “personality states” take turns controlling the behavior of the subject.
  • Inability to recall important personal memories, too strong to Be Explained by ordinary forgetfulness.
  • The disruption caused to is Not the Effects of a substance gold general medical condition. NB In children, the symptoms can not be attributed to the play of imagination or the evocation of imaginary companions.

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