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The ‘brain-pacers’

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An American news correspondent, Bob Woodruff of ABC TV, suffered a brain injury in 2006 from a roadside bomb while covering the Iraq war.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Boosting the brain

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Many brain researchers are working on ways and means of boosting the brain to conquer fatigue, sleep, and errors. They want to find the key to helping soldiers fight future wars. US military researchers are leading the way through grants from Darpa (Defense Advanced Project Research Agency). The goal is to produce better soldiers.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Stress during pregnancy is harmful to offspring

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About seven years ago, a Manila-based couple visited Maine in the United States. They were both physicians-she an anesthesiologist, and he a surgeon. They were there to take a test to become nurses! I asked them why they wanted to migrate to the United States. They said they have a son with autism. At that [...]

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Teaching parents about how the brain works

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In 1921, Lewis Terman, the creator of the IQ (intelligence quotient) test, armed with a large grant from the Commonwealth Foundation, put together a team of field workers and sent them out into the state of California’s elementary schools.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Students need more sleep

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When I was a medical student, it was common practice to cram and study up to 3 or 4 in the morning before an examination. We believed that by doing so, we would perform better in our semestral tests.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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