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Tagged with “neuroscience” (3)

  1. BSi: How Fasting and Exercise is Good for Your Brain

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    How Fasting and Exercise is Good for Your Brain Mark Mattson, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Neuroscience

    Senior Investigator, NIH

    Chief, Laboratory of Neurosciences, NIH

    Chief, Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences Section, NIH

    The current research findings concerning the impact of eating on brain health, particularly the evidence that long-standing obesity and diabetes are detrimental to the brain during aging, and animal studies show that moderate and intermittent fasting can protect brain cells in experimental models relevant to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and stroke. Research also shows that the structural and neurochemical changes that occur in the brain in response to dietary energy excess/diabetes and intermittent fasting that may explain, at least in part, how eating affects brain health and susceptibility to disease. 

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    Read "Energy Intake and Exercise as Determinants of Brain Health and Vulnerability to Injury and Disease" and article on

    NIH’s National Institute on Aging: Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences Section


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  2. Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do | TED Talk |

    There are people who can quickly memorize lists of thousands of numbers, the order of all the cards in a deck (or ten!), and much more. Science writer Joshua Foer describes the technique — called the memory palace — and shows off its most remarkable feature: anyone can learn how to use it, including him.

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  3. How Modern Psychology Undermines Freedom and Responsibility: A Conversation with Theodore Dalrymple - Online Library of Law & Liberty

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    Frequent Law and Liberty contributor Theodore Dalrymple discusses with Richard Reinsch his latest book, Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality. Dalrymple, a former psychiatrist in the British prison system, diagnoses modern psychology’s tendency to enable its subjects or is it objects to engage in self-absorption not self-examination. The ultimate effect of various psychological schools, Dalrymple observes, is that of an acid eating away the responsibility and freedom of the human person. His solution: a return to literature, and with that, a return to the authenticity and realism of human action and its limitations.

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