THE BRAIN GAZETTE
JUNE 2020 ISSUE
The potential impact of school closures on student academic achievement
With the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and families are affected. This event will not only have economic impacts but will most likely exacerbate long-standing opportunity gaps. Research from the NWEA Organization links the similarities of the summer learning loss with the COVID-19 slide/slowdown among students. Click here to read the full article…
Our brains on coronavirus
by Mark Sapolsky
There are special parts of the brain that deal with cognition and rationality. In times of stress, such as during a viral pandemic, our cognitive abilities are greatly affected, leading to irrational decision making.
Covid-19 impact: Will working from home be the new norm?
by Gavin Gibbon
As businesses started to re-open, people are getting ready to head back to work within the parameters of social distancing and strict hygiene practices. The pandemic has not yet ended but many countries are looking beyond the disease and picking up the shattered pieces. In the ‘new normal’, working from home is seen as a plausible solution. But will this be enough to support both the business and the employees?
How to avoid ‘summer brain drain’ this school holiday
by Juliet Small
“Brain drain” during the summer season is quite common among students after the long vacation break. Picking up the pace can be challenging during the initial weeks at school. How do we keep our children’s brains engaged?
Get Brain train to combat brain drain; focus on exercise strategies that optimize neuroprotection
by Burley, Claire V. et. al.
This review tackles the effect of exercise not only on physical health but also on the cognitive and mental health of an individual. Innovative exercise strategies can help optimize neuroprotection, which can help prevent the onset and risk of cognitive decline and neurodegenerativediseases.
(Based on a true story) Amir is an energetic kid. He enjoys going to school and meeting his friends. When school got suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis, he has experienced a few problems at home. Check out how Amir and his family overcame this problem with the help of Brainnovation Dubai.