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How the brain responds when our beliefs are challenged

By on June 7, 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments
How the brain responds when our beliefs are challenged

This chart shows how likely people are to change their beliefs, with 0 being the least. Source: ‘Neural correlates of maintaining one’s political beliefs in the face of counterevidence’ (USC/Nature) A recent study suggests that people do indeed hold onto political views more stubbornly than other beliefs, even when presented with information to the contrary. […]

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Struggling to stick with exercise? A change in mindset might be needed

By on June 7, 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments
Struggling to stick with exercise? A change in mindset might be needed

New research published in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Public Health suggests that a shift in mindset may be the secret to maintaining a consistent exercise schedule. The problem is an all too common one: you’ve read the headlines imploring you to be more physically active, and you mentally prepare yourself for a new exercise kick. […]

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Cannabis compound may offer hope to schizophrenia sufferers

By on June 5, 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments
Cannabis compound may offer hope to schizophrenia sufferers

A promising trial has identified a possible new schizophrenia treatment, by testing the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on rats. The results of the study suggest CBD may have a beneficial effect on the cognitive impairment and social withdrawal commonly associated with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is believed to affect around 1.1% of the adult population globally. Many […]

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Keep Your Brain Young With These Simple Strategies

By on April 23, 2018 in Cognitive Longevity with 0 Comments
Keep Your Brain Young With These Simple Strategies

A lot of people say that ‘age is but a number’.  On the whole, we will be healthier in our old age than our forefathers and our life expectancy is longer.  But try as we might, as we grow older, we won’t be able to ignore all the creaks, twinges and aches in our bodies, […]

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How To Tell Your Boss About Your Depression

By on April 15, 2018 in Mood and Depression with 0 Comments
How To Tell Your Boss About Your Depression

Unlike physical illness, mental illnesses like depression are not visible.  It is relatively easy to tell your boss that you need a few days off because you are down with flu, but telling them you need some time off to deal with a depressive episode can be very tricky.  Telling those close to you is […]

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7 Everyday Tips To Help You Overcome Depression

By on April 1, 2018 in Mood and Depression with 0 Comments
7 Everyday Tips To Help You Overcome Depression

Depression, as an illness, does not discriminate.  The number of people suffering depression continues to rise from year to year. While awareness of the condition is much improved, there is still a high percentage of patients who could not access much-needed treatment. There are just not enough resources to cope with the rising demand.  In […]

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