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Cognitive Ability is More Important than Age

In neuroscience news this week, a newly published study by Scott Huettel, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of psychology and neuroscience and director of the Duke Center for Neuroeconomic Studies) attempts to help disprove the myth that simply aging makes us inferior at financial decision making compared to our younger counterparts. Dr. Huettel’s study was published earlier […]

Is Brain Health Affected by Stressful Economic Times?

Does brain health suffer during stressful economic times? How? Generally speaking, stress does affect your cognitive capacity and ability. Memory performance decrease, it can become increasingly difficult to difficult to focus, etc.. In fact, when you are stressed out, a number of intrusive thoughts affects your working memory performance, and therefore, your ability to concentrate […]

How Our Memory Works

The way our brain stores, maintains and retrieves memory is a fascinating process. It is only recently that neuroscientists and academic researchers are beginning to really understand how this complicated process works. There are three primary ways we process incoming information: sensory memory, short-term (working) memory, and long-term memory. Sensory Memory – Sensory memory is […]

Acetyl-L-Carnitine: Grade-A Energy Producer

Acetyl-L-Carnitine is one of the body’s basic building blocks, an amino acid that is involved in the production of energy, healthy heart and brain function, muscle movement, the metabolism of cells and many other functions. The body is capable of converting Acetyl-L-Carnitine into the closely related L-Carnitine compound, which turns body fat into energy. It’s […]