Category Archives: Brain plasticity

Neurofeedback: Can children with ADHD learn to train their brain?

About one-third of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not fully benefit from drug treatment with stimulants. One large study even showed that the success rate was only 56%. Moreover, some families refuse stimulant medication, sometimes for fear of possible … Continue reading

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Are bilingual brains healthier?

Being truly bilingual, that is speaking more than one language on a regular basis, has its advantages. Aside from the practical ones, such as possibly being more employable, there are other perks. Bilingualism appears to be brain-friendly. As previously discussed … Continue reading

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Stress and hippocampal size

“How our bodies respond to stressors to a large effect determines our overall health.” (Frodle & O´Keane, in press). The seahorse is a delicate little thing. So is its cerebral namesake. The hippocampus, which is the scientific name of the … Continue reading

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Mind over matter: Change your mood, experience new things and change your brain

The effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in the treatment of depression and anxiety, among other disorders, has been demonstrated in many scientific studies. CBT is a class of psychotherapeutic interventions which is always based on the premise that it … Continue reading

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