Entries by Beverly Engel

Poverty linked to childhood depression, changes in brain connectivity

Growing up poor has many negative consequences. Researchers at Washington University St. Louis have identified one more link: altered brain connectivity. Growing Up Poor Affects Cognition Through the analysis of brain scans of 105 children ages 7 to 12, researchers found key structures in the brain connect differently in poor children than in kids raised […]

Stop Nightly Brain Rumination and Sleep

A good night’s sleep is the best way to put your brain in working order. Though for some, actually falling asleep can be an elusive dream. Putting one’s head on the pillow does not always lead to a soft departure into the world of nod. Rather it can be the start of a brain rumination. […]