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  • Have you ever wondered why we can feel exhausted after a day of working our brains, even if we haven’t physically exerted ourselves at all? After a hard day at a desk job or a

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  • Have you ever wondered why we can feel exhausted after a day of working our brains, even if we haven’t physically exerted ourselves at all? After a hard day at a desk job or a long studying session, why do we sometimes feel so tired? There may be mor

  • TBI stands for traumatic brain injury, and occurs when one experiences damage to the brain. This type of damage is specific, and creates a disruption in the functioning of the brain. Not all injuries to the head are TBIs, but all TBIs are severe inju

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be very detrimental to one’s health and wellbeing. Brain injury commonly causes individuals to have cognitive, mental health, and physical complications. TBIs can be caused by contact sports injuries, motor vehicle

  • TBI stands for traumatic brain injury, and occurs when one experiences damage to the brain. This type of damage is specific, and creates a disruption in the functioning of the brain. Not all injuries to the head are TBIs, but all TBIs are severe inju

  • With the advancements of technology, neuropsychological assessments have been adapted to be done on a computer. Neuropsychologists and other clinical providers are interested in the effects of using these computerized neuropsychological assessments a

  • Childrens’ friendships impact not only their social development but also their cognitive development. In fact, researchers have found that there are differences between female-female, male-female, and male-male child friendships on cognition. In this

  • Society requires us to have adequate ability to perform mathematical calculations. Life events, such as buying a home or even comparing prices of items within a store, require working knowledge of mathematics. In childhood, many children have difficu

  • What is the difference between a child who reads for pleasure at home and a child who doesn’t? Recent studies have shown that those who read for pleasure have an increased rate of learning. The British Cohort Study, which followed more than 17,000 pe

  • Many experts including Dr. William Dodson estimate that children with ADHD on average receive 20,000 more negative messages than other children. The importance of giving praise can’t be overestimated. Kids with ADHD need our feedback to be motivati

  • Halloween: the best day of play each year for kids all across the country. How could kids not love it with dressing up, running around with friends, and candy all involved? With the excitement and stimulation of the holiday, kids' brains are developi

  • It is that time of the year again, leaves start to fall, the air gets crisper, and kids buzz around the excitement of October 31st. There are many fun activities surrounding Halloween that gives families a chance to bond with their children. Traditio

  • Parents are often concerned about their child’s activity level, as many children do not get enough physical activity or playtime. Regular physical activity, particularly aerobic exercise, has been shown to promote neurogenesis in the brain which in t

  • Every teacher, guidance counselor, school psychologist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, and parent is looking for ways to help children succeed. Participating in academics, sports, and social life all involve complex behaviors that utilize

  • If you search on the internet, you can find a wealth of information regarding the use and effectiveness of telepractice for a variety of medical conditions. Telepractice is of particular interest for people living with brain injury. A large number o

  • Real Advice From a Real Therapist We spoke with Kyra Minichan, head therapist of The Cognitive Emporium on how parents, teachers, and therapists can help teenagers succeed in school and in life. Kyra is a speech-language pathologist with a mast

  • Have you ever wondered why we can feel exhausted after a day of working our brains, even if we haven’t physically exerted ourselves at all? After a hard day at a desk job or a long studying session, why do we sometimes feel so tired? There may be mor

  • For many people, being around “green space”, such as grass, plants, forests, and more, is just a factor of their everyday life. However, recent studies have shown that greenery exposure may benefit middle-aged individuals.

  • When a woman reaches her late 40s or 50s, a natural decline in reproductive hormones begins the cycle of menopause. After 12 months without a menstrual cycle, a woman is officially in the state of menopause. During this uncomfortable time many experi

  • Over the past two years, researchers are uncovering how COVID-19 impacts various organ systems. One organ affected by COVID-19 is the brain, with severe patients displaying neuropsychiatric problems. Recently, researchers have found that severe COVID

  • Society requires us to have adequate ability to perform mathematical calculations. Life events, such as buying a home or even comparing prices of items within a store, require working knowledge of mathematics. In childhood, many children have difficu

  • Both men and women will experience depression at some point in their lifetime, but men experience depression differently than what is included in the current diagnostic criteria. In this blog post, we discuss 5 things that you may not know about depr

  • In the US, millions of Americans struggle with maintaining a healthy weight. In young adults, impulsivity and inefficient inhibitory control are key risk factors for engaging in unhealthy and uncontrolled eating habits. Impulse and inhibitory control

  • For many people, being around “green space”, such as grass, plants, forests, and more, is just a factor of their everyday life. However, recent studies have shown that greenery exposure may benefit middle-aged individuals.

  • Over the past two years, researchers are uncovering how COVID-19 impacts various organ systems. One organ affected by COVID-19 is the brain, with severe patients displaying neuropsychiatric problems. Recently, researchers have found that severe COVID

  • When we think of improving memory, we think of performing memorization exercises, digital cognitive therapy exercises, and working on memory worksheets for adults. However, there is more than practicing memorization strategies for improving memory, a

    • Both men and women will experience depression at some point in their lifetime, but men experience depression differently than what is included in the current diagnostic criteria. In this blog post, we discuss 5 things that you may not know about depr

    • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be very detrimental to one’s health and wellbeing. Brain injury commonly causes individuals to have cognitive, mental health, and physical complications. TBIs can be caused by contact sports injuries, motor vehicle

    • When a woman reaches her late 40s or 50s, a natural decline in reproductive hormones begins the cycle of menopause. After 12 months without a menstrual cycle, a woman is officially in the state of menopause. During this uncomfortable time many experi

    • All around America, many individuals work through mental illness everyday. The National Institute of Mental Health stated that in 2019, around 20% of Americans dealt with mental illness. This equates to roughly 1 in 5 Americans, or 69.5 million peopl

    • Driving allows us to get to and from many places. As people age, they may experience cognitive decline, which can impact their ability to drive. Driving safety is of the utmost importance, as safe driving protects the driver themself but also other d

    • Have you ever wondered why we can feel exhausted after a day of working our brains, even if we haven’t physically exerted ourselves at all? After a hard day at a desk job or a long studying session, why do we sometimes feel so tired? There may be mor

    • TBI stands for traumatic brain injury, and occurs when one experiences damage to the brain. This type of damage is specific, and creates a disruption in the functioning of the brain. Not all injuries to the head are TBIs, but all TBIs are severe inju

    • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be very detrimental to one’s health and wellbeing. Brain injury commonly causes individuals to have cognitive, mental health, and physical complications. TBIs can be caused by contact sports injuries, motor vehicle

    • For many people, being around “green space”, such as grass, plants, forests, and more, is just a factor of their everyday life. However, recent studies have shown that greenery exposure may benefit middle-aged individuals.

    • When a woman reaches her late 40s or 50s, a natural decline in reproductive hormones begins the cycle of menopause. After 12 months without a menstrual cycle, a woman is officially in the state of menopause. During this uncomfortable time many experi

    • All around America, many individuals work through mental illness everyday. The National Institute of Mental Health stated that in 2019, around 20% of Americans dealt with mental illness. This equates to roughly 1 in 5 Americans, or 69.5 million peopl

    • Over the past two years, researchers are uncovering how COVID-19 impacts various organ systems. One organ affected by COVID-19 is the brain, with severe patients displaying neuropsychiatric problems. Recently, researchers have found that severe COVID

    • With the advancements of technology, neuropsychological assessments have been adapted to be done on a computer. Neuropsychologists and other clinical providers are interested in the effects of using these computerized neuropsychological assessments a

    • Childrens’ friendships impact not only their social development but also their cognitive development. In fact, researchers have found that there are differences between female-female, male-female, and male-male child friendships on cognition. In this

    • Society requires us to have adequate ability to perform mathematical calculations. Life events, such as buying a home or even comparing prices of items within a store, require working knowledge of mathematics. In childhood, many children have difficu

    • What is the difference between a child who reads for pleasure at home and a child who doesn’t? Recent studies have shown that those who read for pleasure have an increased rate of learning. The British Cohort Study, which followed more than 17,000 pe

    • Many experts including Dr. William Dodson estimate that children with ADHD on average receive 20,000 more negative messages than other children. The importance of giving praise can’t be overestimated. Kids with ADHD need our feedback to be motivati

    • Halloween: the best day of play each year for kids all across the country. How could kids not love it with dressing up, running around with friends, and candy all involved? With the excitement and stimulation of the holiday, kids' brains are developi

    • It is that time of the year again, leaves start to fall, the air gets crisper, and kids buzz around the excitement of October 31st. There are many fun activities surrounding Halloween that gives families a chance to bond with their children. Traditio

    • Driving allows us to get to and from many places. As people age, they may experience cognitive decline, which can impact their ability to drive. Driving safety is of the utmost importance, as safe driving protects the driver themself but also other d

    • Parents are often concerned about their child’s activity level, as many children do not get enough physical activity or playtime. Regular physical activity, particularly aerobic exercise, has been shown to promote neurogenesis in the brain which in t

    • Every teacher, guidance counselor, school psychologist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, and parent is looking for ways to help children succeed. Participating in academics, sports, and social life all involve complex behaviors that utilize

    • When we think of improving memory, we think of performing memorization exercises, digital cognitive therapy exercises, and working on memory worksheets for adults. However, there is more than practicing memorization strategies for improving memory, a

    • Both men and women will experience depression at some point in their lifetime, but men experience depression differently than what is included in the current diagnostic criteria. In this blog post, we discuss 5 things that you may not know about depr

    • In the US, millions of Americans struggle with maintaining a healthy weight. In young adults, impulsivity and inefficient inhibitory control are key risk factors for engaging in unhealthy and uncontrolled eating habits. Impulse and inhibitory control

    • Many activity directors and nursing home staff seek ways to provide services for their elderly clients. One important service that needs to be offered for elderly people is cognitive training. Cognitive training has been researched for its potential

    • If you search on the internet, you can find a wealth of information regarding the use and effectiveness of telepractice for a variety of medical conditions. Telepractice is of particular interest for people living with brain injury. A large number o

    • Real Advice From a Real Therapist We spoke with Kyra Minichan, head therapist of The Cognitive Emporium on how parents, teachers, and therapists can help teenagers succeed in school and in life. Kyra is a speech-language pathologist with a mast