fMRI new study identifies four subtypes of depression – 新研究以功能性磁振造影確定出四種抑鬱症亞型

“Depression” is a broad category. People diagnosed with depression often have very different symptoms: some sleep too much and others can’t sleep enough, some lose weight and others gain, and so on. In an exciting new study using fMRI (brain imaging), researchers looked at connectivity in the brain to find biological markers that might distinguish […]

Testimonial – 推薦

“My husband and I have both been very impressed with what the trainers at Powerbrain do! My son has progressed so much in the time that he’s been there; his focus at school is so much better, and his auditory and visual skills have vastly improved. In school, we have seen considerable improvements; where he […]

What is dyslexia? – 甚麼是讀寫障礙?

Dyslexia has been around for a long time and has been defined in different ways. For example, in 1968, the World Federation of Neurologists defined dyslexia as “a disorder in children who, despite conventional classroom experience, fail to attain the language skills of reading, writing, and spelling commensurate with their intellectual abilities.” According to the […]

Typing with Paralysis – 癱瘓也能打字

Stanford researchers working in collaboration with the BrainGate consortium have created a new—and much better—brain-computer interface that enables people with paralysis to type using a point-and-click system. The interface requires that two small electrode arrays be placed in the brain to interpret signals from the brain’s motor cortex. The user then imagines their finger and […]

How pollution affects the brain – 污染如何影響大腦

It started with dogs: a neuroscientist noticed that aging dogs in polluted areas of Mexico City often grew confused, disoriented, and forgetful. Since then, evidence has grown that breathing polluted air may be bad for the brain—perhaps even increasing the risk of dementia in humans. For example, a recent study from the University of Toronto […]

The Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills. – 吉普森認知能力測試(Gibson Test)

The Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills. One of the most comprehensive, multi-lingual learning skills assessment in the world.  If you have a child who is struggling with reading, learning, thinking, remembering. or paying attention—or if you are struggling yourself—The Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills is the right place to start. The Gibson Test scientifically measures […]

Sunny Outlook, Longer Life? – 陽光的外表令你更長壽?

A new study using data from over 70,000 women has found that an optimistic attitude towards life and its challenges is correlated with a longer life. Controlling for interfering factors, the researchers found that the most optimistic women were 29% less likely to die than the least optimistic, and that they had lower incidences of […]

Mindfulness meditation may help with anxiety disorder – 正念冥想或能緩解焦慮症

Recent research from Georgetown University has found that people suffering from an anxiety disorder may experience a reduction in stress following mindfulness meditation sessions. The researchers looked at physiological markers of stress, including hormone and inflammatory responses, and concluded that mindfulness meditation was effective in reducing them. Learn more here in Science Daily   – […]

Post-menopausal brain benefits for women who have babies late in life – 晚懷孕的女性停經後腦部較健康

Recent research has found that women who have their last baby after age 35 appear to retain better cognitive abilities when measured post-menopause. The finding also applies to women who entered puberty before 13 or used hormonal contraceptives for more than 10 years. Find out why on Science Daily. – 最近的研究發現,35歲後有最後一個嬰兒的女性,在停經後似乎能保持較好的認知能力。 這一發現也適用於在13歲之前進入青春期,或使用激素避孕具超過10年的婦女。 欲了解原因,請參閱︰