Your brain shows if you are lonely or not

25/06/20

Social connection with others is critical to a person’s mental and physical well-being. How the brain maps relationships with other people in relation to one’s self has long been a mystery.

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BBHI restarts its face-to-face activity at Guttmann Barcelona

22/06/20

The face-to-face activity of the evaluation phase of the Barcelona Brain Health Initiative project, which was suspended when the state of alarm due to the Covid-19 pandemic began in March, resumes at Guttmann Barcelona.

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US doctors may prescribe video games for the first time to treat hyperactivity in children

17/06/20

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday for the first time gave a green light to a game-based therapeutic: a video game meant to be prescribed to kids with ADHD.

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Exercise improves memory and boosts blood flow to brain

16/06/20

Scientists have collected plenty of evidence linking exercise to brain health, with some research suggesting fitness may even improve memory. But what happens during exercise to trigger these benefits?

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New Covid-19 questionnaire and satisfaction survey available!

01/06/20

The de-escalation due to the Covid-19 pandemic allows us more and more movements and activities outside the house. We are advancing in the different phases towards the new normality, and once again we want to capture this moment to study how it is affecting our brain health.

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Social determinants of health and survival in humans and other animals

22/05/20

Much research over the past decade or so has revealed that health and lifespan in humans, highly social animals, are reduced with social adversity. We humans are not the only animals that are social, however, and similar research has shown that other social mammals are similarly influenced by isolation and adversity. 

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UN leads call to protect most vulnerable from mental health crisis during and after COVID-19

15/05/20

Launching the UN policy brief – COVID-19 and The Need for Action On Mental Health – Mr. Guterres highlighted how psychological problems such as depression and anxiety “are some of the greatest causes of misery in our world”.

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Have you felt lonely these months?

06/05/20

A few days ago our main researcher David Bartrés-Faz chatted live with Raül Toran about mental health during the confinement, in a new edition of the Live Talks at Instagram @CosmoCaixa

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Recommendations to return to physical activity on the street

04/05/20

After weeks of home confinement due to the situation caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the time finally comes when you can return to physical activity on the street. But the return to exercise and sport should be gradual and not leave home to “give it all” from the first minute. We give you 5 recommendations for this long-awaited moment.

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“Challenging the brain with cognitive stimulation is important”

28/04/20

Dr. Josep Maria Tormos, Research Director at the Institut Guttmann, talks about taking care of and stimulating brain health with the free and open version of the GNPT cognitive training program with scientifically validated exercises.

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