We’re all used to skimming past the boring parts of a reading assignment or a web article. But when researchers from RMIT University printed information in a weird, hard-to-read font, they found that people were more likely to remember what they read.
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However long you've been alive, chances are you've heard a completely incorrect "fact" about the brain. The human brain is notoriously complicated, and despite many advances in modern science, much of the organ remains a mystery.
That's probably why, when someone hears a rumour about how the brain functions, they spread it - regardless of whether or not it's true.
There are a lot of people that will tell you those brain training games won't make you any smarter, and that's true for the most part. But a recent study suggests you can boost your brain power with the right type of focused training.
Virtual reality is the next big thing in gaming, but wearing the headsets causes motion sickness for some. Even I've experienced a little motion sickness while playing despite the fact I never struggled with it in the past (no vomiting yet). If you're worried about hurling, there are a few things you can do to make the experience more pleasant.
If you're having a hard time waking up on time in the morning, you might need to adjust your schedule to align with your sleep cycles. The closer you can line up with the 90-minute rule, the better.
One in every six people will experience a stroke during their lifetime. And by the time you have read this article, it’s likely that someone in Australia will have experienced one. Stroke kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer yet you’re unlikely to read much about it. There are lots of common misconceptions in the community of what a stroke actually is, how to recognise if someone is having one, and the treatments that improve stroke survivors’ outcomes.
There are new treatments available for stroke; however these are time dependant. So it’s important for the person having a stroke to get to hospital quickly. These time critical therapies often heavily rely on people recognising stroke quickly, and acting quickly to get emergency medical care.
Exercise has long been thought to have memory boosting capabilities, but a new study suggests that delayed physical activity might be the best way to take advantage of those perks.
Headaches happen for myriad reasons: dehydration, eyestrain, drinking a wee bit much the previous night and exercising. Yes, exercise too, and they're just as annoying as any other headache. Here's the difference between exercise headaches and regular head pains, and how you can best treat or avoid them.
Most of us are probably pretty bad at sleep to begin with. At the least, do yourself a favour and start a "shutdown ritual" so your brain knows it's time to relax.