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Probiotics Are Not Just Good For Your Gut, but May Help Anxiety and Memory Problems too

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A new study by University College Cork has found that people who were given capsules containing Bifodobacterium longum 1714, a natural probiotic, suffered less stress and also gained better results on memory tests. After the month long study, lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol were reported in comparison to the levels measured when taking a placebo. The patients who ...

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Link Identified Between Sleep Disturbances and MS Related Fatigue

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Lauren Strober PhD, a senior research scientist in Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research at the Kessler Foundation in the United States, has recently conducted a study to explore the association between sleep disturbance in people suffering from multiple sclerosis and secondary fatigue. The conclusions of her study “Fatigue in multiple sclerosis: a look at the role of poor sleep” were published ...

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Brain Structures Involved in Delayed Gratification Identified

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Researchers at McGill University have been able to identify the specific areas of the brain which are involved in delayed gratification. The study, which was published recently in the European Journal of Neuroscience, was able to demonstrate that the area of the brain associated with memory, the hippocampus, and the area associated with pleasure, the nucleus accumbens, work collectively when ...

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Do Humans Really Only Use 10% of their Brain Capacity?

Do Humans Really Only Use 10% of their Brain Capacity?

There’s a common misconception that as humans we currently use just 10% of our brain’s capacity, with over 65% of Americans believing that this is true. So how did this myth originate and does it have any truth to it? Did the myth come from the self-help industry? Sam Wang, a neuroscientist at Princeton believes that that it may have ...

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Beware the Word “Neuroplasticity”

Beware the Word “Neuroplasticity

In the context of neuroscience, the term “neuroplasticity” gets thrown around a lot. But what does it actually mean? In the literal sense, neuroplasticity refers to the physical changes, or neural rewiring, that takes place within your brain. But the thing is, our brains are constantly undergoing numerous physical changes, all the time. So you could really say that neuroplasticity ...

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