Category Archives: Frontal lobes

Eat your brain out!
Your weight affects your brain

Apparently the daily calorie intake in midlife can affect your cognitive abilities and the risk for Alzheimer’s disease later on. On average the brain shrinks with age, but being overweight appears to accelerate the process. Being overweight might shrink your … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Clooney and Costner: Frontotemporal dementia

Alzheimer´s disease is probably the best known of the progressive dementias. A recent survey conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and Alzheimer Europe also showed that this is a disease that very many fear. But there are other … Continue reading

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The smoking brain

Smoking has been associated with increased risk of vascular disease, including vascular dementia and stroke. Smokers have poorer blood supply to the brain and have an increased risk of damage to the brain as a result of interrupted blood flow … Continue reading

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The fascination with violence and the psychopathic brain

Most of us find it impossible to understand how people can commit violent crimes against their fellow humans. Yet, these same crimes hold a strange fascination as evidenced by the numerous non-fiction books on serial killers and related topics. As … Continue reading

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