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9 risk Factors for Dementia

Dementia is one of the most feared diseases by aging adults, defined as a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning. Treatments can vary, but currently, it remains a crippling problem that slowly destroys a person’s ability to…

The Exploring Versus the Exploiting Brain

In a new study published in Psychological Science, neuroscientists Moshe Bar, director of the Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University and a professor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, concluded that the less our minds our loaded the more capacity we have for creative thought. This seems logical, of course, but Dr.…