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Researchers find that right side of the brain can compensate for loss of speech following stroke

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Recent research by scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center in the United States has discovered that the right side of the brain can recover loss of speech following a stroke. This is in direct contradiction to the recent suggestions that the right hemisphere of the brain obstructs recovery, and offers a new direction for a debate that’s been going on ...

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Do Different Types of Extroverts have Different Brain Anatomies?

Different Brain Anatomies

According to psychologists, there are two types of extroverts – “agentic” and “affiliative. Agentics are the energetic go-getters who pursue achievements and leadership, and affiliates are the gregarious people persons who share their affection with others. Now for the first time, research from Brown University has corroborated this theory. By mapping out the differences and similarities of the brain anatomies ...

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The Difference between Super Agers and Regular Agers

The Difference between Super Agers and Regular Agers

Have you ever heard of Super Agers? They are people over the age of 80 who have the ability to retain an incredibly sharp memory, much more so that in relation to their peers. Researchers are now focusing their studies on the brains of these Super Agers to figure out just how and why their brains are able to retain more ...

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How Mediation May Help in Preserving Grey Matter

Preserving Grey Matter

World life expectancy has risen considerably since the year 1970. People are now living up to ten years longer today than they did forty five years ago. Another discovery has also been made – that the brains of people in their twenties have begun to wither. The weight and volume of their brains is decreasing, and this can lead to a loss ...

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