While there is no miracle cure for Alzheimer’s dementia, researchers have discovered that our daily diet has an immense impact on improving the cognitive function of Alzheimer’s patients as well as determining whether or not we develop the disease later on in life. Medical experts believe that a diet low in fats and rich in antioxidant foods such as blueberries and grapes (particularly grape seeds and grape seed extract) can significantly minimize the likelihood of age-associated cognitive decline even if there is a history of dementia in the family. Surely this is fantastic news for persons who have seen their loved ones severely limited by this terrible disease!
The video above provides a fascinating look at how action video games can positively impact our memory, strategic planning, fine motor skills and attention to detail. Rather than being a mere waste of time, researchers are actively investigating the possibility of using action video games as a form of therapy for persons suffering from disorders which impair proper cognitive function.
Psychological research shows that the negative emotions which are cultivated when holding a grudge can contribute to increased stress, higher anxiety, increased pain perception and even a decrease in heart health. With this in mind, watch as the folks at SoulPancake highlight the many psychological and physical benefits of simply forgiving and forgetting.
Rather than success leading to happiness, it seems that it is actually happiness which breeds success…at least that’s what the research team at SoulPacake have come to believe. Experiments show that happy people are better at problem solving, seeing new options and being more creative, while the statistics suggest that happy persons have better marriages, finances, friendships, work performance and health. See what happens when SoulPancake carries out its own happiness experiments. Rather than striving for success, perhaps we should all be striving for happiness!
In this video Michael Stevens speaks about the strong link between REM sleep and memory. He also raises the thought stirring question – “Do dreams serve a primary purpose?”
Michael Stevens highlights the positive effect that fear can have on our personal health, but questions the reason for our fear of objects that might not be inherently dangerous. In essence, he asks – “Why are some things creepy?” Stevens stresses the importance of “vagueness” and “ambiguity” in giving someone “the creeps” and explains the fascinating concept of the “uncanny valley.”