Function determines brain structure in the same way as structure determines function. What this means is the human brain always has potential for change and negativistic views by psychiatrists that people whom they label as suffering from mental illness have fixed structural defects in the brain represent a backwards view of the potential of the human brain to be nurtured not just by good nutrition, but also by learning, and move forward.
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Omega-3 fatty acids in fish have widespread benefits for health. A new study shows the oils can help stop brain volume loss that happens with aging and precedes dementia and Alzheimer's disease. But what consumers should know about fish safety is also recently highlighted by the Environmental Working Group.
Having trouble focusing? Lost your keys (again)? Perhaps you should take a look at what you have eaten this week. A new study suggests that consuming junk food can affect the brain - even after only one week.
Mayo Clinic researchers in Rochester, Minn have found another link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) form concussion and Alzheimer's disease. The finding, published in the journal Neurology, lends support to brain trauma's contribution to Alzheimer's disease that the researchers say is "complex".