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Things you should know about how your brain

Oct 13th 2013 at 11:51 PM

2012 is the "Year of Neuroscience" in USA. Here selection of 10 things scientists learned about the brain in 2011 and you should know.  Eating less keeps the brain young a molecule called CREB1, which activates when the diet is restrictive, starts to genes linked to longevity and the proper functioning of the brain.
>> Size of your network of friends on Facebook and the size of your brain are related the number of friends we have in the social network Facebook is proportional to the size of certain regions of the brain. This follows from a study by scientists at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College USA.

>> Success and failure throughout the brain activated signals generated in the brain when a person when successful or when it fails are not processed in a restricted area of the cerebral cortex. Neural connections in these cases extending substantially throughout the brain, according to a study by Yale University that was published in the journal Neuron;

>> Without vitamin B12, the brain shrinks fish, meat, milk and Eggs are the main sources of vitamin B12, also known as coalmine. A lack of this substance in the diet can cause the brain to lose brain cells and develop cognitive problems, according to a study published in Neurology. 

>> To prevent your brain is tired; exercise Regular exercise increases both in muscle cells as neurons in the number of mitochondria, the organelles responsible for providing energy to the cells. Thus reduces mental fatigue, according to a study by the University of South Carolina.

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