Yoga has a positive effect on the structure and function of key brain areas associated with memory. Findings provide evidence that yoga may hold promise in mitigating age-related and neurodegenerative decline.
As more states are requiring people to wear face masks in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19, researchers investigate the best materials people can use to create their masks at home. A single layer of T-shirt fabric is 40% effective at higher droplet blocking. When layers are doubled, the fabric is 98% effective, exceeding the effectiveness of a clinical medical mask.
Mundane behaviors repeated over time, and occur in the context of other similar behaviors can lead to conflated intentions, which cause false memories of completing the task.
Training neural circuits for tissue engineering at youthful stages generates a better response than training mature cells.
Those exposed to cocoa flavanols performed better at cognitive tests and showed increases in brain oxygenation.
Religious people tend to use cognitive reappraisal strategies to help cope with emotional and mental health problems.
As people adjust to life in COVID lockdown, the negative mental health effects dissipate.