Wellness & Health

old woman using modern neurofeedback for cognitive enhancement
Neurofeedback is a human enhancement technique aimed at providing cognitive improvements in psychological variables such as memory, attention, processing speed or executive functions. We describe herein neurofeedback and biofeedback techniques, the science behind one of the most validated protocols, the new trends in modern approaches, influenced by the advances in brain-computer interfaces, and some use cases and scientific results.
May 21, 2020
Executive looking at the clock after doing peak brain performance training
More and more people wish to improve their academic or professional performance by training their cognitive capabilities. This means improving cognitive functioning until each person’s optimal. Do you know what cognitive performance is and how it can be trained? This post will provide more information on high cognitive performance and the most frequent techniques employed to achieve it.
August 19, 2019
Person resting on the bench in a square after a cognitive rehabilitation session
Usually, cognitive deterioration is one of the most common subjects discussed in primary care. This condition progressively evolves with age, and requires specific interventions to be reverted, improving cognitive performance. Cognitive rehabilitation has the objective of improving cognitive functions such as memory, attention and language, which have a great impact on the life of patients. We summarize within this post the most common cognitive rehabilitation strategies and application areas.
August 15, 2019
Woman studying a cognitive stimulation therapy training course
Cognitive stimulation starts to open its way as a tool to care for the mental health of people. For such, professionals should receive adequate training and have the necessary knowledge to employ it and obtain positive results but… what should I keep in mind at the time of choosing a cognitive stimulation workshop? We’ll cover that.
August 13, 2019
Person with depression who has done cognitive rehabilitation and brain stimulation with exercises to train the brain
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression affects more than 300 million people in the world, being considered a frequent mental disorder. The emotional symptoms are usually the first to be treated with current existing treatments, but how can we intervene on the cognitive impairment that often affects the people that suffer from depression?
August 6, 2019
glasses of a person who sees reality in a distorted way because of cognitive biases
We believe that reality is exactly what we perceive but really, this is just an illusion of our own brain. This happens because our brain takes shortcuts to interpret information and adapt to our surroundings: heuristics on which the brain relies to understand the reality perceived, but… can we always trust our brain when it utilizes these resources?
May 2, 2019
woman with emotions, feelings of happiness, sadness, anger
Most people believe that even basic emotions are capable of clouding our judgement, thus affecting our ability to make rational decisions. However, the reality is more complicated than this, and neuroscience holds the key to understanding why.
March 29, 2019
 Elderly person with dementia reading a book for cognitive rehabilitation with exercises to train the brain
Due to the aging process of the world population, the number of people who suffer from dementia has tripled and will increase from 50 to 152 million people in 2050, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). However, there have been numerous advances in cognitive rehabilitation, which are achieving important benefits for people suffering from dementia. Continue reading to to know more about the cognitive training strategies being, employed and the improvements obtained.
November 2, 2018
Person of retirement age who trains the brain with cognitive stimulation
For people aged over 40, the working environment can be complicated. The digital divide originates from the non-adoption of new technologies and therefore abdication of any benefits to be gained. In addition, the cognitive divide is originated by the cognitive decline that starts at the age of 40 and progressively increases with age. Cognitive training is based on programs that maintain and enhance key executive functions such as memory, sustained attention, and processing speed.
October 26, 2018
 Patient or person with tetraplegia with spinal cord injury using brain-controlled neuroprosthetics to be able to move the arms and perform the action of grabbing objects in tasks of daily life thanks to a non-invasive bci with eeg
People with high-level cervical injuries suffer total loss of the functions of the lower limbs and partial or total paralysis of upper limbs. The research team of the H2020 MoreGrasp European project has developed a brain-controlled motor neuroprosthesis. This cutting edge-neurotechnology will enable tetraplegics to carry out daily movements with their hands, such as grab a glass to drink water or brush their teeth, improving their autonomy and quality of life.
October 16, 2018
Young couple enjoying a walk on the beach, after using cognitive stimulation
Many people attend the gym regularly or go running to keep in (physical) shape... but what about their mental health? How to keep our brain “in shape”? More and more people, younger and older, are aware of the importance of keeping mentally active and utilize some type of cognitive stimulation. Do you know what cognitive stimulation is, who can use it and what are benefits? This information will be covered in details in this post.
September 27, 2018
Bright sign with the word focus to attract people's attention
Attention is key for the optimal functioning of people, aiding the discrimination between stimuli and relevant and irrelevant events. However, there are also certain health problems related to this cognitive function. What is attention? What types are there? What variations exists? We will tell you now.
September 19, 2018
Adult performing cognitive stimulation exercises
More and more adults are concerned with their health and exercise regularly but… do they also worry about mental health? Cognitive stimulation is a fundamental strategy for the improvement and rehabilitation of cognitive capabilities, and included within non-pharmacological treatments. Do you want to know more about these techniques and exercises available for adults, seniors and the elderly? Let’s start.
August 30, 2018
Happy girl because she makes an emotional and cognitive stimulation.
In our social behaviour, especially in work environments, the value of emotional intelligence skills is recognised on the same level as cognitive intelligence. Both intelligences are related, and they are key for social interaction and making decisions in difficult situations. In this article we introduce emotional intelligence, why it can matter and how to develop it, and then we revise its relation to emotions and the development of cognitive abilities.
August 23, 2018
person with reduced mobility competes in a race after doing a motor neurorehabilitation
Although the brain has a basic structure and a given shape, the reality is that each human brain is unique and behaves in a very different way to the rest. This difference is due, principally, to the fact that our brain changes how it interacts with its surroundings, a phenomenon that is named neuroplasticity.
August 21, 2018