DEEP SLEEP DETOXIFIES YOUR BRAIN – CEREBROSPINAL FLUID FOR THE WIN

by Jordan Pennells - Originally posted on LIFEApps. Another piece of the puzzle explaining sleep’s effect on our mental health and brain functioning has been uncovered in new research published this week in the journal Science!   In an ironic case of self-sacrifice, Laura Lewis and her team at Boston University spent many late nights in the lab … Continue reading DEEP SLEEP DETOXIFIES YOUR BRAIN – CEREBROSPINAL FLUID FOR THE WIN

Neuralink Case Study

Originally posted on Twitter... This semester I've had the opportunity to tutor 'Biomaterials in Medicine' (CHEE4305) & today was the most fun I've ever had in a class at the University of Queensland! The topic was @elonmusk's revolutionary tech startup Neuralink, aiming to develop implantable brain devices. So what makes Neuralink so revolutionary? Historic Biomaterial revolutions - pacemakers, … Continue reading Neuralink Case Study

OUT OF SHAPE: WHY WE LOSE OUR FITNESS

Originally posted on LIFEApps... Why do we lose our fitness when we stop exercising? It’s a deceptively simple question. The explanation is derived from a time where energy, in the form of food, was the most precious resource around. Throughout our evolutionary history, our bodies developed a way to build and maintain fitness when physical … Continue reading OUT OF SHAPE: WHY WE LOSE OUR FITNESS

How to Reclaim Our Dwindling Attention

Originally posted on LifeApps... Our attention is a precious resource granted to us through evolution. But modern technological life is shrinking our attention span at an unprecedented rate. Using the three tips in this post, you can reclaim your attention for a more productive, creative and fulfilling life. We have a finite daily supply of … Continue reading How to Reclaim Our Dwindling Attention

Train Your Brain with Mindfulness, Thanks to Evolution

by Jordan Pennells - Originally posted on LIFEApps. Your brain can be trained like a muscle! Just like lifting weights, a repeated mental activity such as meditation can strengthen beneficial neural pathways. The malleability of your brain in response to external stimuli such as meditation is known as neuroplasticity. This phenomenon evolved over millions of … Continue reading Train Your Brain with Mindfulness, Thanks to Evolution

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR RUNNING IN 2019, IN THREE STEPS

by Jordan Pennells - Originally posted on LIFEApps Let’s face it. Exercise is the number one resolution people make each New Year, but it is also the most unkept resolution. The mere thought of strenuous exercise can be daunting! Yet some revel in it and the benefits are immense. Exercise has even recently been proposed … Continue reading HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR RUNNING IN 2019, IN THREE STEPS