OUR BRAIN

Have you got any idea what is going on in your brain while reading this text? Probably not. And most people will think: “Why would I want to know that when my brain does what it should do? Everything ‘up…

OUR GENES

Genes and DNA are in the center of attention nowadays. But it isn’t very long ago, nobody had heard of genes and DNA. Scientists had been working on heredity for a long time, but only in the 1990s the general…

LIFESTYLE

Actually, no reasons exist why you should not possess a well-functioning brain until very advanced age. People’s fear of ageing is often greater than needs to be. Ageing isn’t synonymous with general decline. This only happens when something is wrong,…

RESEARCH

The perfect match

Pets and children make a great match. They don’t expect too much of each other and just enjoy one another’s company. Apart from this unconditional acceptance, recent research shows pets have a positive influence on a child’s development. Self-esteem is…

The brain doesn’t like it hot

An adequate body temperature is essential for our survival. The brain is especially vulnerable to temperature changes. It won’t display its usual top performance when temperature is too high. Cooling of the brain on the other hand seems to have…

The musical brain

The Mozart effect marked a turning point for the research into the impact of music on the human brain. The claim that listening to classical music could boost a child’s intelligence turned out to be a hoax, but many funds…

Eternal life

The British rock band Queen already asked the question in a dramatic song in the eighties: “Who wants to live forever”. Yet we try to do everything to live for a very long time and, more feverishly, to be someone…

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The need to be in control

Do you want to grow old happily and healthily? Make sure you don’t lose control over your life and will be able to keep on making your own choices. In healthcare, focus is on taking care of people. In doing…

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In pursuit of happiness

What makes people feel happy? Everybody will have their own answer to this question, but of course you can come up with some common denominators. Being in good health and having some money to be able to live decently are…

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