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Brain of Sexes

This video is absolutely hilarious!

Check out the difference between women Brain and men brain… Yes… it’s somewhat true, sadly.

Enjoy ūüôā

Are You a Proud of Your Multitasking Skills?

What is one of your greatest skills that you will bring to this company? Interviewer asks.

I have strong Multitasking Skills. Interviewee answers

That’s a bonus for any company right?

WRONG.

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Researchers found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time.

Multitasking kills performance and may damage your brain, science says.

WHY? It reduces efficiency and performance because trying to do two things at once bombards you, and the brain can’t focus on two things fully at once.

More so, it lowers IQ, because your cognitive capacity is being diminished as you are not fully there, causing less brain density in the interior cingulate cortex, which is a region responsible for empathy as well as cognitive and emotional control.

Science shows that Multi-taskers are not good at paying attention, recall information, or quickly switching from one task to another.

And Multitasking causes low self and social awareness, as it it slows you down and diminished your cognitive capacity.

Read/Listen to this and see what you are doing to your brain and your success when multitasking…

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244376

https://umano.me/c/wV1vp/multitasking-can-damage-your-brain-and-career-studies-say

P.S. I was multitasking while writing this blog. Hmmmm.

I completely understand this article and fully believe in it. I am a multitasker, and I will work on it, I must change it.

Do you want to take on this challenge with me?

Why Humans DownLoad Slower!

Download huh? What is this girl talking about!

Ya, ya, Download, Grow, Develop, exactly that.

Why are we different than animals? Why are new born horses able to start running as soon as they are born? Why are birds able to hunt for themselves as soon as they are hatched? Why are we not as smart right away? Interesting questions right? Well this is why…

It has all to do with our mother. Harsh huh?

I don`t want to break the ice; read this article (or listen) to learn something quite outstanding…

http://nautil.us/blog/why-are-you-so-smart-thank-your-mom–your-difficult-birth?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

https://umano.me/c/4LZDL/why-are-you-so-smart-thank-your-mom-your-difficult-birth

Enlightening?

Enjoy the rest of your day!

 

Our Brain…. Huh?

Science has gone a long way, but what has just surprised us is how technology intertwines, and so does our Brain!

 

Read this article for more details:

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30586017

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Here are the Highlights:

Scientists used something called electroencephalography (EEG) to measure difference in brain activity between smartphone users and people¬†using ‘conventional’ cellphones.

The EEG readings looked at the electrical messages sent back and forth between the brain and the hands via nerves.

Smartphone users had bigger EEG brain activity measurements in response to mechanical touch on the thumb, index and middle fingers.

 

We can come to a strong conclusion with this, as it demonstrates how much brain tissue is devoted to a specific body region and how the brain is sucsceptible and can be shaped by experience.

 

Dont under estimate your brain, as it has many hidden strengths and skills that we wont begin to understand…

Are You Sleeping?

Many of us put off sleep when other things seem more important. However, if you knew how essential sleep is for you, you would think twice about this.

Jeff Iliff explains why sleep is so important. Why? When the brain is awake, it puts of cleaning your brain waste.

To fuel your body, it is essential to supply it with nutrients and oxygen, however in order to do so, we must be asleep. Let me explain… When we are asleep, it is the only time that our brain clears its waste through the CSF (Cerebrospinal fluid:¬†a¬†clear bodily fluid found in the brain and spine). CSF rushes only¬†in the sleeping brain; and when we are awake, nothing is being cleared, but put off until the brain actually ‘sleeps’.

Sleep is the answer to waste clearance, and when we do not sleep, waste such as Amyloid¬†beta is built up, which can contribute to development of brain disease conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and more.

 

Take 12 minutes of your time and watch Jeff as he describes what seems to be a very important part of our lives.

The Brain Does What The Body Tells It To Do!

Exercise is my life… Exercise is my friend… Exercise is my cure…¬†

When I am sad, I exercise…

When I am happy, I exercise…

When I want happiness, I exercise…

Exercising… It is the answer to all my life’s problems.

 

Why? Let’s take a look at it more deeply.

What triggers happiness in our brain when we exercise?

What triggers happiness in our brain when we exercise? Let’s take a look!

Endorphins are released when we exercise. More precisely,

If you start exercising, your brain recognizes this as a moment of stress. As your heart pressure increases, the brain thinks you are either fighting the enemy or fleeing from it. To protect yourself and your brain from stress, you release a protein called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor). This BDNF has a protective and also reparative element to your memory neurons and acts as a reset switch. That’s why we often feel so at ease and things are clear after exercising and eventually happy.

 

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Moreover,¬†a small amount of exercise is needed to reach¬†a “happy place” in your day, so don’t get discouraged by the thought of¬†needing to exercise for a long time. Exercise can be as little as 20 minutes and you will feel your brain sending your body signals of euphoria.

 

For more information: https://blog.bufferapp.com/why-exercising-makes-us-happier

Our Brain & ‘Our’ Free Will

So free will is a controversial concept, some believe we have free will, others not really.

I stumbled upon this article about free will and our brains and found it very interesting to say the least. We can in fact believe we have free will and full control of our actions but what happens when an injury or brain alteration happens, such as tumor?

So studies have shown that a tumor in the brain can alter someone’s personality to the point of complete change of one’s self control or even will.

Neuroscientists and psychologists are working in understanding our drives and motivations.They are recognizing a strong importance of the subconscious in decision-making.

Read the following story and make a decision of your own about your free will.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23666726

Diet Drinks & Intoxication…

Did you know that mixing alcohol with diet sodas raises your alcohol impairment? No matter the amount of alcohol, adding unsweetened drinks to your alcohol confuses your brain. The reason for this is because when drinking sweetened drinks, not diet, your brain recognizes that it needs to start digesting something therefore digesting the alcohol at the same time; whereas when drinking unsweetened drinks, your body does not recognize any intake and does not digest or work at all… therefore leading to higher intoxication and alcoholism.

So comes to say, you might worry about calories when going out but there are more important matters to consider in an outing…

Hope that sheds light for many… especially girls as they are the ones to mostly care about calories.

Check out the article describing more of this
http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/health/story/2013/02/06/alcohol-diet-pop-mixers-intoxication.html

Staying Younger, For Longer !

What is his secret to great health? Food is linked to how long one lives, in fact studies show that controlling the amount of food you eat extends longevity. Choice of food is very important and must be controlled in order to achieved highest life expectancy. Calorie restriction is definitely one way of keeping healthy and avoiding bad health and diseases, in fact, over-consuming protein is unhealthy too.

In fact, most essential way of keeping healthy is fasting. Scary but true, fasting is beneficial to the brain and health immunity. Essentially, this can be shown with mice experiments starting from minute 43 in the video showing how fasting can trigger new nerve cells in the brain and cognitive ability is increased. Alternate day fasting is said to be the healthiest.

Michael Mosley has set himself an ambitious goal to live longer, stay younger and lose weight too. Michael tests out the science of fasting on himself – with life-changing results.

P.S. More studies still need to be done to confirm this study (through human testing).

advise: eat at least 2000 calories, fasting must be first reviewed by your doctor.

Check out this video for more details; long but worth every minute… Learn how to we can live longer and make sure to pay most attention to the last 20 minutes.

 

Re-visiting my blog on The Alternate Day Diet,  I now understand what Dr. James B. Johnson was talking about, though still disagree on few aspects of the diet.  https://yourdailywellness.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/caution-watch-for-diets/