A Feeling of Drowning- ‘Burnout’ Syndrome

Everybody feels stressed – it’s a part of life. Whether it’s about deadlines, work, illness or more, stress can become incredibly overwhelming. If you are not able to take a step back and gain back some of that strength, the circumstances of stress can be stronger than you expect. Burnout Burnout or ‘professional burnout’, is […]

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How your brain adjusts to learning a new language

In some of the previous articles on our blogspace, we have discussed that learning a language can negate the risk of suffering from cognitive impairment and can generally protect against brain deterioration. Yet, there is not much clarity provided on how these changes come to be. Research about the brain’s developments, be it small or […]

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The Effect of COVID-19 in Student Mental Health and the Importance of Exercise

You might have heard of Brain-Based’s engagement in Mind’s 27 27 challenge. This challenge encourages participants to run 27 miles in 27 days in support of the 27% of students who report mental health difficulties during university. Brain-Based has jumped on this opportunity to raise awareness about these concerning figures and collect funds towards this […]

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The Effect of Childhood Adversity on the Adult Brain

We all have been acquainted with the term ‘childhood trauma’ – referring to the experience of an event that transpired during childhood, that causes significant amount of distress and can, in many cases, result in lasting emotional or physical effects. We often associate trauma when we discuss long-term effects on child development. Interestingly, however, there […]

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Finger Lickin’ Good – Does Eating Food With Your Hands Make It Taste Better?

Food is a necessity for the survival of any species. In my experience, food is something I look forward to, from when I go to sleep at night to when I wake up in the morning: What am I going to eat today? What started as a sole requirement for our existence has slowly grown […]

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