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8 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Your Brain

8 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Your Brain | BrainCircuit | Scoop.it
1. Your brain is only 2% of your body's mass, but uses 20% of the oxygen you breathe.  Although the brain accounts for only 2% of the whole body's mass, it uses 20% of all the oxygen we breathe. A ...

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CogFit-Quest's curator insight, November 27, 2013 3:51 PM

Interesting facts about the brain!

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Beating addiction: first step is recognition - Scranton Times-Tribune

Beating addiction: first step is recognition - Scranton Times-Tribune | BrainCircuit | Scoop.it
Beating addiction: first step is recognition Scranton Times-Tribune The study suggests that once self-control stamina has been depleted, the brain will have a harder time regulating activity to avoid temptations - a phenomenon called "regulatory...
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Sleep key to a healthy brain - Otago Daily Times

Sleep key to a healthy brain - Otago Daily Times | BrainCircuit | Scoop.it
Sleep key to a healthy brain Otago Daily Times The researchers, led by Maiken Nedergaard of the University of Rochester Medical Centre in New York, found direct experimental evidence that brains cleaned themselves during sleep by expanding channels...
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INFOGRAPHIC: How Facebook, Other Social Networks Are Used To Promote Social Good

INFOGRAPHIC: How Facebook, Other Social Networks Are Used To Promote Social Good | BrainCircuit | Scoop.it
Facebook and other social networks are often used to promote charitable causes, and Web-hosting solution Bluehost used the infographic below to examine social media’s role in causes.

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Mary Gardam's curator insight, October 15, 2013 5:54 PM

It's not all about cat videos and Miley Cyrus, how social media is used for good causes.

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Ottawa investing millions to study impact of concussion on developing brains - The Globe and Mail

Ottawa investing millions to study impact of concussion on developing brains - The Globe and Mail | BrainCircuit | Scoop.it
Ottawa investing millions to study impact of concussion on developing brains The Globe and Mail The Canadian government is launching a multimillion dollar national initiative to study the impact of concussion on the developing brain in response to...
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Alzheimer's, dementia linked to eating habits

Alzheimer's, dementia linked to eating habits | BrainCircuit | Scoop.it
New research shows a healthy diet may prevent Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia and memory loss. How so?

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Prevention of early cognitive decline is also linked to eating Habits.

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Scibrain Health's curator insight, November 5, 2013 9:24 AM
Maintaining healthy diet may prevent Alzheimer’s
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Napping your way to the top: why your brain needs sleep to maintain memories - The Bowdoin Orient

Napping your way to the top: why your brain needs sleep to maintain memories - The Bowdoin Orient | BrainCircuit | Scoop.it
Napping your way to the top: why your brain needs sleep to maintain memories
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... a significant amount of time every day—would rank higher in Darwinian fitness than one that didn't.
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