Why ADHD and mindfulness make for unexpected but perfect bedfellows

Why ADHD and mindfulness make for unexpected but perfect bedfellows

10 min read

The tenets of mindfulness meditation sounds on paper tailor-made for managing ADHD symptoms. Mindfulness helps you monitor and refocus your attention away from distractions through non-judgmental acceptance of your moment-to-moment experience. 
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The quirky neuroscience behind the memory illusion déjà vu

The quirky neuroscience behind the memory illusion déjà vu

5 min read

Sorry if you think we’ve already asked, but do you know exactly what déjà vu is? If you’re like most sensible people, you’ll likely say it’s the bizarre feeling that you’ve experienced something that’s happened before.
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BRAIN SCANS REVEAL WHY SUNLIGHT POWERFULLY INFLUENCES MOOD

BRAIN SCANS REVEAL WHY SUNLIGHT POWERFULLY INFLUENCES MOOD

2 min read

According to research published February in the Journal of Neuroscience, the answer links back to how daylight interacts with opioid receptors in the brain.
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WHY DO OUR MINDS WANDER? BRAIN STUDY SHOWS BENEFITS OF DAYDREAMING

WHY DO OUR MINDS WANDER? BRAIN STUDY SHOWS BENEFITS OF DAYDREAMING

5 min read

Even when we are resting, the mind is tremendously active. While we sleep, the brain processes memories, quietly operates a vast network of bodily systems, and repairs damage. During all of this activity, the mind still wanders. But where, exactly, does it go? In a fascinating new brain study, scientists get a little closer to answering that puzzling question.

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Vitamin C and E From Food May Decrease Parkinson’s Risk, Study Shows

Vitamin C and E From Food May Decrease Parkinson’s Risk, Study Shows

4 min read

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. It develops slowly over years, and leads to symptoms including tremors, balance issues, and rigid limbs. In a new study published in the journal Neurology, researchers found that high intake of dietary antioxidants like vitamins C and E is associated with a lower risk of Parkinson disease.
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Expert Neuroscientist Joins Ārepa

Expert Neuroscientist Joins Ārepa

2 min read

World renowned neuroscientist Professor Andrew Scholey has joined Kiwi brain food technology company Ārepa to lead their 2021 research programme. Scholey is known for heading up international research on the effects of food and plants on brain health and will support Ārepa’s goal to create the world’s smartest drink out of New Zealand.

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6 RESEARCH-BACKED TECHNIQUES TO “REBOOT YOUR BRAIN” AFTER A BRUTAL YEAR

6 RESEARCH-BACKED TECHNIQUES TO “REBOOT YOUR BRAIN” AFTER A BRUTAL YEAR

4 min read

To enjoy our lives in 2021, we need to snap out of destructive habits and get our energy levels back. In some cases, that may initially mean forcing yourself to do the things that will gradually make you feel better. If you are experiencing more severe symptoms, however, you may want to speak to a professional about therapy or medication.
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Studies show how one brain hack can stop addiction cold.

Studies show how one brain hack can stop addiction cold.

4 min read

Human beings make tens of thousands of choices every day. Almost half of these daily actions are habitual — conducted on “autopilot” without much conscious thought.
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4 tips to improve your emotional intelligence in the new year

4 tips to improve your emotional intelligence in the new year

4 min read

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5X BENEFITS OF BRAINFOOD

5X BENEFITS OF BRAINFOOD

3 min read

Beyond pleasure we often think about our food as a fuel for our bodies for energy, gut health, muscle building, weight loss, but often our brains are overlooked. Brainfood is a new emerging category of functional food that serves the purpose of enhancing cognitive health and performance. 
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