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Movement-2017:Brain, Body, Cognition

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The purpose of the conference is to share knowledge of all those whose interests lie in the nature of human movement. The conference will address issues related to gait, motion, kinesiology, disorders of movement, movement rehabilitation, motion, and balance, movement and cognition, human factors and ergonomics, as well as optimized movement in elite athletes, developmental issues of movement and coordination. ...

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How social stress can cause a decline in cognition

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Researchers from Munich’s Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry have been exploring how stress can influence our cognitive performance. As part of their research they’ve been able to identify a brain mechanism in mice that goes some way to explaining why their cognitive performance takes a nose-dive after exposure to social stress. They hope that their findings will help to give ...

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Strengthen Your Mind With Music

Strengthen Your Mind With Music

The study of music’s effect on the brain has led to some very interesting findings. Just the act of listening to music serves to activate multiple areas of the brain, and not just the areas responsible for auditory input. Why? Because when listening to music, the brain must break down the song in order to understand the context of its ...

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Video Games May Reprogram Your Brain

Video Games May Reprogram Your Brain

The politics of video games are severely divided – on one hand; there are those who consider them a brain-dead activity with no benefit. On the other hand, there are those who believe that video games may actually give players a cognitive edge over non-players. Despite the prevailing sentiment that video games foster laziness, studies are now showing that they ...

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The Link Between Creativity and Mental Illness

Great comedians not only make us laugh, they reveal bizarre observations and unusual connections that they’ve drawn from the world around them. Connections that most every day people wouldn’t normally dream of. Who else among our population has this ability? Highly creative people such as artists, poets, and novelists, and as it turns out, those with certain mental illnesses, such ...

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