When you go through a night or several nights of little to no sleep, a common tactic is to use the weekend to catch up on all those lost zzz’s. The question is: Does this strategy actually work? According to Fiona Barwick, director of the Cognitive Behavioral Sleep Medicine … [Read more...] about Is it possible to make up for lost sleep on the weekend?
If a baby isn’t capable of taking part in complex conversations, is there any point for parents to talk to them? A new study out of Stanford University suggests there are potential brain benefits for infants who are spoken to. In the study, scientists found engaging in … [Read more...] about Study: Speaking with infants may change their brains
It takes a really long time to get a grant for scientific research. Official advice from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is the largest source of grants for scientific research in the US, recommends that grant planning begin nine months in advance of the deadline … [Read more...] about Skip the bureaucracy: This charity gives coronavirus research grants fast
Treating severe depression is extremely difficult, with remission rates usually being quite shaky, but a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine promises new light at the end of the tunnel. Named Stanford Accelerated Intelligent Neuromodulation Therapy, or … [Read more...] about Magnetic brain stimulation offers new hope for patients with depression
Positivity has the power to create transformational change in all facets of life. In praise of positivity’s wide-ranging power, we are dedicating this week to publishing a series of articles on the topic. To kick things off, we bring you a study from Stanford University about … [Read more...] about How positivity can literally make your brain work better