First Person Shooters May Be Effective As A Brain Rehabilitation Treatment

One wouldn’t immediately think to use First Person Shooters as a brain rehabilitation technique, unless of course you are Alexandra Vakili from Macquarie University in Australia. He is the lead researcher on a remarkable study which investigated whether video games such as Halo, Call of Duty and Doom could improve the functioning of cognitive processes damaged…

Brain Vital Sign Tests May Become A Routine Assessment for All

Imagine going to your GP and having your heart-rate or blood pressure tested. Completely normal, right? Now imagine how you’d react if your doctor pulled out an electrode cap and tried to measure your brain function. At best, most people might be a little concerned. Researchers at Simon Fraser University are hoping that future generations will…

The Importance of the Blood Brain Barrier

Blood is composed of many different materials, including both small and large molecules, fats and bacteria. Activities such as eating and exercise can significantly alter the composition of our blood, which in turn can have an effect on how the body functions. Some of the materials found in the blood following these activities can actually be…