Memory in Music

A wonderful study out of the University of Toronto has shown that listening to music that holds a special meaning for a person can strengthen cognitive function in early-stage Alzheimer’s patients. Repeatedly listening to that music changed neural pathways in the study participants in ways that improved memory performance. More details about it here, on […]

Does your personality relate to how your brain ages?

According to a new study, the answer is yes. The research, conducted at the University of Victoria in Canada, showed that people who are extroverted and conscientious are less likely to exhibit cognitive decline in older adulthood when compared to people who are more neurotic. But is the relationship cause-and-effect, or vice versa? CNN Health […]

Fatherhood also changes the brain

Many people have heard of “mommy brain” – the changes that take place in the brains of new mothers. But how does parenthood affect the father’s brain? It turns out that it may not be all that different: being a parent activates key neural networks in the dad’s brain too! Want to know more? Read […]

Typhoon Chaba and opening hours

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.