Finding the Flow Again and Again

How to feel more engaged at work Do you find it difficult to detach yourself from work at the end of the day, especially if you have been working from home more this year? Are you able to really switch off or do you find your thoughts steering back towards your to-do list? While it may feel ...

Early Trauma Influences Metabolism Across Generations

Summary: Early childhood trauma has an impact on glucose metabolism and blood composition, which are passed on to the next generation. Source: University of Zurich People who live through traumatic experiences in childhood often suffer long-lasting consequences that affect their mental and physical health. But moreover, their children and grand-children can also be impacted as well. In ...

Neurologic and neuroimaging findings in patients with COVID-19

Stéphane Kremer, François Lersy, Mathieu Anheim, Hamid Merdji, Maleka Schenck, Hélène Oesterlé, Federico Bolognini, Julien Messie, Antoine Khalil, Augustin Gaudemer, Sophie Carré, Manel Alleg, Claire Lecocq, Emmanuelle Schmitt, René Anxionnat,  View ORCID ProfileFrançois Zhu, Lavinia Jager, Patrick Nesser, Yannick Talla Mba, Ghazi Hmeydia,  View ORCID ProfileJoseph Benzakoun,  ...

What Happens in Your Brain When You Make Memories?

Maybe it’s a hazy snapshot of your first time riding a bicycle. Or the ability to recite the Pythagorean theorem. It could be as simple as that phone number you scrawled on a napkin before it landed in the trash. Whatever shape they take, our memories help define who we are — and what it ...

Researchers discover the mathematical system used by the brain to organize visual objects

When Plato set out to define what made a human a human, he settled on two primary characteristics: We do not have feathers, and we are bipedal (walking upright on two legs). Plato’s characterization may not encompass all of what identifies a human, but his reduction of an object to its fundamental characteristics provides an ...

Why Do Our Brains Have Folds?

Most of us have long accepted that our brains look like overgrown, shriveled walnuts. But why do our brains have those telltale wrinkles? The cortex, or the outer surface of the brain — what’s colloquially referred to as “gray matter” — expands and subsequently folds as our brains develop in the womb, said Lisa Ronan, a research ...

The Human Brain: Blessing and Curse

Our brains are mysterious, fragile, and mischievous. That’s what makes them fascinating. The most exciting thing about science is that it can ferry humanity into the unknown. The scientific method, as a mode of observation piloted by humans for generations, has probed outer space, the depths of the oceans, and the inner reaches of cells, ...

Reaction time deficits incurred by Cumulative Mild Head Injury (CMHI) and Post-Concussion Symptoms (PCS) between contact and non-contact sport players: A prospective study

Journal of Psychology in Africa, 2016 Vol. 26, No. 6, 555-557, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14330237.2016.1250415 © 2016 Africa Scholarship Development Enterprize  Routledge  Taylor & Francis Group  BRIEF REPORT  Reaction time deficits incurred by Cumulative Mild Head Injury (CMHI) and Post-Concussion Symptoms (PCS) between contact and non-contact sport players: A prospective study  Patricia Maite, Kathryn Nel, and Saraswathic Govender ...