Season’s Greetings!

During the festive season, our centres will be closed on HK public holidays (25/12, 26/12, 27/12 and 01/01) and open on all other days. Have a wonderful time with your families!

The brain on sugar

Whether sugar is addictive is currently under debate. What’s not debatable, though, is that sugar consumption has profound effects on the brain, especially in the release of the “reward” chemical dopamine. When people suddenly quit sugar, they often report “withdrawal” symptoms such as depression, brain fog, and anxiety—probably due to the sudden drop in dopamine […]

Watch your blood pressure for long-term brain health

A new study found that having a healthy blood pressure over the course of life—ideally around 110/70—is associated with a younger “brain age” and a lower risk of dementia and stroke in later years. This finding is particularly concerning since the rates of high blood pressure in people over 30 has skyrocketed. Learn more here, […]

The “wisdom of the crowds”

Human brains grew throughout evolutionary history, but about 3,000 years ago, they shrunk noticeably. Why? A group of scientists from diverse fields looked at an unlikely source—ant colonies—to propose an answer. They hypothesize that human brain size decreased as our societies became more complex. As people started making decisions as a group, and dividing up […]

Do I have ADHD?

Do you often find yourself struggling with starting and completing tasks? Do you get distracted easily, or have trouble sitting in the same spot for a long time? Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (or ADHD) is a condition that makes it hard to focus. Of course, ADHD has many symptoms, and they vary from person to person. […]