Why White Matter Matters for Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease

When we think of the brain, most of us think of the grey matter that makes up the blanket-like outside layer of the brain – called cortex. Grey matter has long been attributed to the higher functions of the brain, including learning and perception. Another critical part of the brain is the White Matter, which […]

Scientific Secrets for Staying in the Honeymoon Phase

Many people ardently search for the one, looking for that perfect person who they can share their lives with, without reaching disillusionments of boredom or apathy. Is it possible to find relationships in which we can remain passionate through the test of time? Disagreements happen in nearly every romantic relationship. Over 90 percent of couples […]

Your Brain in Love

 Put simply, the brain in love is a matter of chemistry. More specifically, Phenylethylamine, Norepinephrine, Oxytocin, Vasopressin, and Dopamine fuel the processes involved in attraction, love, and ultimately, the creation of relationships.   The visual component of the phenomenon of “love at first sight” may be explained by the release of a “feel-good” neurotransmitter, Phenylethylamine […]

Deep Sleep Cleans Your Brain, Makes You Sharper

The quality of sleep you get matters just as much as (if not more so than) the quantity. While you rest, your brain makes its way through different stages of the sleep cycle. Deep sleep is the stage of sleep that is most important for helping you to wake up feeling refreshed; it is the […]

Creativity as a Positive Feature of ADHD

ADHD is a neurological disorder with symptoms of impulsivity, distractibility and hyperactivity. Although the condition is believed to begin in childhood, ADHD can occur in adults too. The negative aspects of ADHD can adversely impact one’s quality of life, including work performance and academic achievements, in addition to relationships with other people. But ADHD may […]

Brain Healing Foods for Brain Injury Recovery

What you eat greatly influences how well (or poorly) your brain functions. Eating a healthy diet that is nutrient-dense when your body recovers from a brain injury is of great value to your overall well-being and recovery from concussion symptoms. The brain needs nutrients and calories in order to function and it is vital that […]

Hydration is Key: Water Your Brain!

Dehydration can cause some serious negative effects on parts of the body, and the brain is no exception. When you don’t drink enough throughout the day your brain functions at a lower level. It’s important to prioritize hydration for both your body and brain. Whether we’re just busy, lazy, or simply thinking we are drinking […]