Cardio for Better Motor Memory

The effects of exercise on health are well established. Given this understanding, there has been subsequent effort to draw specific attention on effects of exercise on cognitive functions; with this article yielding focus to the influence of intense cardiovascular exercise on motor learning skills. Motor memory occurs as a result of motor learning and retention. […]

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Basic Neuroscience Series – Brain Lobes

Neuroscientists have traditionally divided the human brain into 4 lobes; these are the frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital lobes. There are not clear internal boundaries between the lobes, but they are separated from one another externally, demarcated by deep grooves called fissures or sulci.  As its name suggests, the frontal lobe is located at the […]

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The Neurons that Keep You Up at Night

A recent study by Stanford University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory found that a distinct circuit in the brain is responsible for all those sleepless nights in times of stress. Insomnia is one of the most prevalent stress-related complaints and the link between stress and insomnia has long been recognized. However, the underlying mechanisms that […]

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We are what we eat? The link between gut microbiota and neurological disorders

Picture: McGill University Gut microbiota is an ecosystem of millions of microorganisms that are found in vast quantities in the human intestine. They are essential for effective metabolism, gut hemostasis, as well as the breakdown and absorption of nutrients. Gut microbiota is acquired as early as birth and is largely influenced by our diet throughout […]

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