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Recovery to Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury from sports or accidents can have lasting effects. To reduce the long term effect of a brain injury, maintain high physical fitness and a Mediterranean diet.

PMID

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Dopamine Stability

Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter involved in a myriad of neurological processes, including reward, arousal, and executive function. Maintain healthy dopamine levels with meditation.

PMID

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Pain Threshold

Pain threshold refers to the relative perception of pain experienced by different people. Having a higher threshold means you are more resilient to pain.

PMID

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20070134 21120493 21130573 22337560 22528689 17299513 17483451 18213617
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Stress Resiliency

Stress resiliency refers to an individual's ability to functionally cope with stress. To improve your functional stress response, use exercise, sleep, and meditation.

PMID

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Executive Function During Acute Stress

Executive function under stress refers to your ability to maintain mental acuity during emergencies and other stressful conditions.

PMID

17008817 16878403 18729643 15673663 17211439 15901785 16869230 26549298
25394948 17146014 19278671 16857316 19417742 19071221 12595695 20071037
20070134 21120493 21130573 22337560 22528689 17299513 17483451 18213617
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Short term brain plasticity

Brain plasticity refers to the rapid strengthening or weakening of connections in the brain, and is a mechanistic foundation of learning.

PMID

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Spatial Memory

Spatial memory refers to an individual's ability to mentally map and remember an environment. This cognitive faculty is essential in navigation.

PMID

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Cognitive Benefit of Caffeine

Caffeine enhances dopamine signaling in the brain. Individuals with a mutation for more rapid degradation of dopamine may benefit more from the acute, cognitive effects of caffeine.

PMID

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15901785 16869230 26549298 25394948 17146014 19278671 16857316 19417742
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22024485 23269216 23278923 23440431 23715639 22900954 22258110

 

Propensity for Cognitive Longevity

Maintain and improve cardiovascular health to achieve cognitive longevity. Many risk factors for cognitive decline can be reversed with sustained and rigorous attention to diet and exercise.

PMID

21079443 18185033 24670469 10213549 10325447 15488874 19818961 17356695
17434289 26043189 18823527 25502880 18976728 19299407 19336475 19377787
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