Neuroscientists have discovered a curious aspect of how our memory works. When your brain needs to recall information that is related to a specific location, individual neurons can actually target specific memories.
Weight gain occurs when an individual's energy intake exceeds their energy expenditure — in other words, when calories in exceed calories out. What is less well understood is the fact that, on average, nearly half of the body's energy is used by the brain during early childhood.
Pain and sleep are poor bedfellows. Among people with recurring pain from problems like back strain, arthritis, and diabetes, as many as two-thirds report having sleep problems, according to a National Sleep Foundation poll.