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Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise... Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise... Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

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Split second decisions, how does our brain decide?

We make countless decisions every minute of every hour of every day. Some we make easily, some we may ponder on for longer such as which colour socks to buy for Uncle George. But some decisions have to be made extremely fast in milliseconds, as that split second...

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How should we measure intelligence?

For years one of the methods used to measure a person’s intelligence has been the Terman Stanford-Binet IQ test. Our IQ or “intelligence quotient” was introduced to score children’s ability. We still use the term IQ test, though nowadays the Wechsler Adult...

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Why speaking more than one language is good for your brain.

I have always admired others who have the ability to speak more than one language fluently. My memories of being taught French and German at school are hazy to say the least. We were out having dinner with friends recently when it was casually mentioned that a...

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New role for brain’s immune cells discovered.

It has long been thought that it was only our brain cells or neurons that were actively engage in brain signalling. It now appears that immune cells in the brain, called microglia have an important role in the creation and elimination of brain cells synapses. Synapses...

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How our brain capillaries spit to survive.

Sometimes a science report headline will grab my attention because it sounds so quirky and this one certainly hit the spot.“Tiny Blood Vessels In Brain Spit to Survive” I was intrigued, so I read on. It turns out that capillaries, our really small blood vessels have a...

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