In addition to building fitness, regular endurance exercises like running, swimming, or biking can preserve existing brain cells. They can also encourage new brain cell growth. Not only is exercise good for your body, it can also help improve memory, increase focus, and sharpen your mind.
Stress is a killer—at least for brain cells. A new animal study shows that a single socially stressful situation can destroy newly created neurons in the hippocampus, the brain region involved in memory and emotion.
Growing new brain cells—or neurogenesis–is possible for adults. For a long time the established dogma was that the adult brain couldn’t generate any new brain cells. … The good news is that scientists have now discovered that you can grow new brain cells throughout your entire life. The process is called neurogenesis.
Brain fog can be a symptom of a nutrient deficiency , sleep disorder, bacterial overgrowth from overconsumption of sugar , depression, or even a thyroid condition. Other common brain fog causes include eating too much and too often, inactivity, not getting enough sleep , chronic stress, and a poor diet.
Lack of sleep
Lack of adequate and restful sleep could easily lead to mood swings and anxiety, which in turn contribute to poor memory. Sleep-deprived people are more likely to develop high blood pressure and diabetes, thus they may have constricted (narrowed) blood vessels.
Your brain does eventually heal itself. This neuroplasticity or “brain plasticity” is the more recent discovery that gray matter can actually shrink or thicken; neural connections can be forged and refined or weakened and severed. Changes in the physical brain manifest as changes in our abilities.
When your head is hit or shaken violently, your brain gets jostled and pushed against the inside of your skull. The result can be a bruised brain that doesn’t function properly, at least for a short period.
Neurogenesis is now accepted to be a process that occurs normally in the healthy adult brain, particularly in the hippocampus, which is important for a learning and spatial memory.
That’s right, your brain processing power and memory peaks at the age of 18, according to new research published in Sage Journals. Determined to find out the peak age for different brain functions, the researchers quizzed thousands of people aged from 10 to 90.
(ˌkwɪkˈθɪŋkɪŋ) adjective. inclined to make sensible decisions very quickly, esp in a dangerous or difficult situation. Our friend seems to be resourceful, very quick-thinking and very much a man of decision and action.
Forgetfulness can arise from stress, depression, lack of sleep or thyroid problems. Other causes include side effects from certain medicines, an unhealthy diet or not having enough fluids in your body (dehydration). Taking care of these underlying causes may help resolve your memory problems.
Studies show eating bananas help students learn more efficiently and improve exam scores. They also contain vitamin B6, which promotes the production of serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine to support concentration.