Experimental game Alz aims to raise Alzheimer’s awareness

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The game is a simple walkthrough, in which players control of a faceless man whose surroundings glitch and flash in and out of focus as he attempts to make sense of the world. There aren’t many games out there that focus on raising awareness of Alzheimer’s, but Alz, a experimental game-slash-film, is a beautifully simple insight into the implications of the condition for both the sufferer and their loved ones.

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How sugar affects the brain

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

Where do you feel love? Body maps show emotions’ effects

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Getting sweaty palms or butterflies in our stomach when we feel nervous. Feeling the hot rush in our cheeks when we’re embarrassed or ashamed. Having that all-over warm feeling from being in love. Our emotions produce some pretty strong effects on the body, and now a team of Finnish researchers has produced a set of ‘body maps’ showing just what effect different emotions have on us.

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Why eating breakfast is a really good idea

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Your body and brain need nutrients to function, and by literally ‘breaking the fast’ in the morning, you’re fuelling your body to take on the day. Various studies have shown that eating breakfast provides many benefits, including the following; Better academic performance: A study of 6,000 students showed that those who ate breakfast had better grades and were more likely to graduate.

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