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How Sugar Affects the Brain: A TED-Ed Motion Graphic

Wednesday 01.08.2014 , Posted by
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This will come as no surprise to your average chocoholic, but eating sugar is just about a full body experience. It affects your tongue, your gut and your brain in powerful ways. In this new addition to the TED-Ed series, Dr. Nicole Avena explores the many ways sugar acts on the body and why sugar in moderation isn’t bad, but a lot is a very slippery, if not addictive, slope. [Read more…]

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How Does the Act of Writing Affect Your Brain?

Tuesday 05.28.2013 , Posted by

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Each day we write things down – maybe a grocery list, something memorable in a journal or if we’re feeling really creative, even a story. But, how often do we consider the effects and benefits the process of writing has on our brains? This infographic looks at the many ways writing influences positive change for the brain, from helping us remember things more accurately, to influencing a focused, meditative state in the mind. [Read more…]

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Multitasking: This Is Your Brain On Media

Thursday 03.10.2011 , Posted by

Did you know that high level multi-taskers are “lousy at everything necessary for multitasking?” So says this informative graphic about the effects of letting media influence your productive time. Just think: using Facebook while doing your taxes could make them take twice as long. Ack!

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