Back to school anxiety – 開學的壓力

No matter how old you are, change prompts anxious feelings. We’re actually wired to be on high alert when the situation is unfamiliar. So it’s no surprise that the start of a new school year can make children and teens anxious. Anxiety about school sometimes takes the form of headaches and stomachaches in the morning that kids […]

ADHD Emotions: how they affect your life and happiness (6) – 專注力不足過度活躍(ADHD)人士的情緒問題:足以影響患者的人生和幸福(6)

The emotion commotion of ADHD can hurt self-esteem, relationships, and just about everything else in life. Here’s what you should know to control it. (6) ADHD Emotion: how it affects personality. Because of the ADHDer’s sensitivity to emotional pain, the person might become a people pleaser, always making sure that friends, acquaintances, and family approve of […]

Want to Stay Healthy? Turn Off the Lights – 想保持健康? 把燈關掉吧 !

Recent research from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands found that the environmental light-dark cycle may impact health and aging. The study, conducted in mice, found that artificial light that disrupts the circadian cycle may hasten aging. More details here – 荷蘭萊頓大學醫學中心最近的研究發現,環境中的明暗週期可能會影響健康與衰老。是次通過對小鼠進行的研究,發現人造光會擾亂晝夜循環以致加速老化。 想了解更多,請參閱此處。

What is Working Memory? – 什麼是工作記憶?

When children have trouble following directions and finishing things, it’s easy to assume that they’re not paying attention or, as they are so often told, not trying hard enough. But sometimes they’re struggling with what’s called “working memory” — the ability to keep in mind the information they need in order to do something. Working memory plays a major […]

Obesity: a disease of the brain? – 癡肥是大腦的疾病?

Why do we keep eating even when we feel full? A new study suggests that the hippocampus, a brain area involved in memory and the inhibition of memory, may be to blame. The researchers also found that a “Western” diet high in fats and sugars may exacerbate the problem more than other kinds of diets. […]

Study: Autism may not impair empathy – 研究: 自閉症未必損害同情心

It is commonly believed that people with autism are unable to feel empathy or recognize the emotions of others. However, a new study has found that this correlation is more complex than previously thought, as there is a distinction between feeling emotions and identifying them. Read more on Scientific American: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/people-with-autism-can-read-emotions-feel-empathy1/ – 人們普遍認為自閉症患者無法產生同情心,或者無法識別他人的情緒。然而,一項新的研究發現: 由於感受情緒與識別情緒兩者之間有所區別,它們之間的相關性是較我們所知的更為複雜。 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/people-with-autism-can-read-emotions-feel-empathy1/

Testimonial – 推薦

Justin’s mother, 20 July 2016 : “Dear PowerBrain, I would love to share. When I went to all Justin’s Teacher/Parent meetings the first comment on Justin was that he was not focused nor concentrating in class.  As a parent of course you are worried as he will not catch up with the rest of the class.  […]

Typhoon Nida and opening hours (2) – 颱風「妮妲」及中心開放時間 (2)

Dear Parents and Students, Owing to the T8 signal, all classes this morning are confirmed to be cancelled. Regarding afternoon classes (i.e. from 2pm onwards), we are waiting for further announcements from the Hong Kong Observatory.   – 各位學員及家長: 由於8號暴風信號仍然懸掛,本中心上午所有課程取消。 至於下午課程(即2pm以後),會因應暴風情況稍後通告。