Did you know that a penny lost is valued more than a penny received?

by The Studio of Mental Health and Psychology Did you know that a penny lost is valued more than a penny received? Here is why: Research indicates that the effects of a reinforcer and a punisher on human behaviour are not equally opposing.   Punishing effects of losses are 2-3 times more impactful on choice behaviour than … Continue reading Did you know that a penny lost is valued more than a penny received?

The Role of Obesity in Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease

by The Studio of Mental Health and Psychology An unhealthy lifestyle, diet and insufficient physical activity are key factors in the global population's increasing vulnerability to obesity. The obese body abnormally accumulates adipose tissues, including white adipose tissue (WAT), which aberrantly generates and secretes adipokines (substances that exert autocrine, paracrine or endocrine effects on processes in … Continue reading The Role of Obesity in Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease

Aerobic Exercise May Reduce Brain Degeneration in Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease

Robust evidence from animal models of Alzheimer's disease (AD) maintains that aerobic exercise is a modifying treatment for AD. Human research, however, is limited by inconsistent findings. The present study demonstrates that aerobic exercise reduces the progression of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and may reduce the degeneration of the hippocampus in older adults with AD. … Continue reading Aerobic Exercise May Reduce Brain Degeneration in Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease