NY Times: The Benefits of Bilingualism →
Click on the link to read about the bilingual brain and associated cognitive and protective benefits. Boost your brain power, learn a new language! Benefits of bilingualism according to the article: Agility and speed at solving certain kinds of mental puzzles Improved executive function Differences in environmental monitoring (bilinguals have a heightened ability to monitor the environment) ...
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WiredScience: A pill that can erase painful... →
Even though PTSD is triggered by a stressful incident, it is really a disease of memory. The problem isn’t the trauma—it’s that the trauma can’t be forgotten. Most memories, and their associated emotions, fade with time. But PTSD memories remain horribly intense, bleeding into the present and ruining the future. So, in theory, the act of sharing those memories is an act of forgetting them. In...
List: Astrocyte Functions
Astrocytes are a special kind of stellate-shaped brain cells that are found throughout the central nervous system and that play a supportive role for neurons. For a long time, astrocytes were thought of as merely providing “assistance” for neuron function and survival. However, the discovery that astrocytes express voltage-gated channels and neurotransmitter receptors suggests the...