Mindfulness Traits 1
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.
Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter involved in a myriad of neurological processes, including reward, arousal, and executive function. Maintain healthy dopamine levels with meditation.
Pain threshold refers to the relative perception of pain experienced by different people. Having a higher threshold means you are more resilient to pain.
Stress resiliency refers to an individual's ability to functionally cope with stress. To improve your functional stress response, use exercise, sleep, and meditation.
Executive Function During Acute Stress
Executive function under stress refers to your ability to maintain mental acuity during emergencies and other stressful conditions.
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.
Spatial memory refers to an individual's ability to mentally map and remember an environment. This cognitive faculty is essential in navigation.
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.
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.
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