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The In-Between Days: When you don’t have a full-fledged migraine but aren’t quite yourself either - Migraine.com - Migraine.com

The In-Between Days: When you don’t have a full-fledged migraine but aren’t quite yourself either - Migraine.com - Migraine.com | Braineducators | Scoop.it
The In-Between Days: When you don’t have a full-fledged migraine but aren’t quite yourself either - Migraine.com (The in-between days-when you don't have a full fledged #Cmigraine but aren't quite yourself either...
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The quality of life of migraine patients is being explored in detail across Europe and America. The question about quality of life extends to the "inbetween" times when a person is not suffering from a full-fledged migraine. Some authors to look up:

Lanteri-Minet (various)

Dalhof and Dimenas (1995)

Velasco and Gonzalez (2003)

 

 

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Brain circuits run their own clocks - life - 30 October 2012 - New Scientist

Brain circuits run their own clocks - life - 30 October 2012 - New Scientist | Braineducators | Scoop.it

"How fast neurons work seems to determine how we perceive time, and could hint at how things go wrong in stressful situations (RT @newscientist: How fast neurons work seems to govern how we perceive time, could hint at how things go when we're stressed..."

 

 

For ages scientists have been interested in the idea of the relativity of time. Surely a second is a second no matter who you are? Well, not really. Think about the last time you were really bored... or sad... didn't time seem to take forever? This may be why.

 

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Your brain lies to you - The New York Times

Your brain lies to you - The New York Times | Braineducators | Scoop.it

"Facts are stored first in the hippocampus, a structure deep in the brain ... Every time we recall it, our brain writes it down again, and during this re-storage, it is also reprocessed. In time, the fact is gradually transferred to the cerebral cortex and is separated from the context in which it was originally learned. ..."

"This phenomenon, known as source amnesia, can also lead people to forget whether a statement is true. Even when a lie is presented with a disclaimer, people often later remember it as true."

"With time, this misremembering gets worse. A false statement from a noncredible source that is at first not believed can gain credibility during the months it takes to reprocess memories from short-term hippocampal storage to longer-term cortical storage. As the source is forgotten, the message and its implications gain strength."


Via Katherine Stevens
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I think this is a wonderful - yet frightening - explanation of how we can sometimes fool ourselves. 

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Migraines may hamper kids' school performance - Fox News

Migraines may hamper kids' school performance - Fox News | Braineducators | Scoop.it

If you are a migraineur, then you probably had no doubt as to the huge impact migraines can have on daily living. Fox News is reporting on research that shows how migraines can interfere with a child's ability to perform at school. 

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