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How the brain reacts to loss of vision

If mice lose their vision immediately after birth due to a genetic defect, this has a considerable impact, both on the organisation of the cerebral cortex and on memory ability. This is the conclusion drawn by researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in a study published online in the journal Cerebral Cortex on 7 December 2018. They… Read More »

The benefits of fasting: from the 5:2 diet to tricking the brain – South China Morning Post

Fasting, the practice of abstaining from food, drink or both for a period of time, is a weight loss fad, but has been around for centuries. Dr Bindya Gandhi, registered with the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Physicians, tried it herself while growing up in a traditional… Read More »