The brain function of “Superagers”

Generally speaking, as people get older, their brains tend to get less healthy, and their cognitive abilities suffer as a result. This process typically starts when we are in our 20s or 30s, and often becomes noticeable in our 50s, 60s and 70s. But what “Superagers” – those people whose memories and other cognitive abilities […]

Attention struggles

You don’t have to be ADHD to struggle with attention and concentration issues. Attention struggles come in many forms and manifest differently depending on the person’s age and gender. The Root Cause: Weak attention skills Types of Attention: Sustained: staying on task for an amount of time Selective: staying on task while being subjected to distractions […]

Why does the brain use so much energy?

You may have heard that the brain uses 20% of the body’s overall energy. Previously, scientists thought it might be because our synapses are firing, and we are thinking, feeling, imagining—and that took a lot of energy. But the brains in people in comas use similar amounts of energy. So, what is going on? Find […]