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Discouragement of physical activity, low food quality, and increased consumption of calories from trans-fatty acids, which are often prevalent in disadvantaged neighbourhood, can disrupt the brain's ability to process information flexibly, according to a latest study.
A recent study conducted by UCLA Health suggests that Kundalini yoga, a form of yoga focusing on breathing, meditation, and mental visualization, may offer benefits to older women at risk of Alzheimer's disease. The research, led by Dr. Helen Lavretsky at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behaviour, found that Kundalini yoga increased brain connectivity in areas impacted by stress and associated with memory decline. These findings add to the growing evidence supporting the potential positive impact of yoga on brain health.
A new study sheds light into a correlation between past climate changes and a reduction in the size of the human brain. In the new study, cognitive scientist Jeff Morgan Stibel analyzed climate records and human remains spanning a 50,000-year period to explore how humans have developed and adapted in response to environmental stress.
A recent study conducted by researchers in the Netherlands and the US has found that obesity impairs the brain's ability to detect fullness and feel satisfied after consuming sugar and fat.
A few minutes, well, just six minutes of intensive exercise, is enough to boost the brain functioning and memory, according to a...