GREEN PATHS TO BRAIN HEALTH   ⏱17:57

the vegetables & vitamins that stop cognitive decline & parkinson's, how city life slows you down, & the continuing failure of computers to be like the brain

episode #1, 15th January 2021 #vegetables #vitamins #brain #health #telly   image source

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our main brain stories this episode...

VEGETABLES FOR BRAIN HEALTH

broccoli & peppers may prevent parkinson's disease; eating a 'mediterranean' diet may only slow cognitive decline if you don't also eat lots of 'western' food (spoiler: not really)   [read more...]

this story was in episode #1. original articles: Agarwal et al., 2021 (Alzheimer's and Dementia), Hantikainen et al., 2021 (Neurology), reported in: The Daily Mail by Ryan Morrison on 7th January 2021 & The Daily Mail by Stacy Liberatore on 11th January 2021 image source #broccoli #vegetable #brain #degeneration

ratings: The Daily Mail: fudge - scientific story distorted  


URBAN LANDSCAPES SLOW YOU DOWN

looking at pictures of urban scenes while you walk slows you down by about 1 meter per minute relative to rural scenes. but a blank scene speeds you up three times as much   [read more...]

this story was in episode #1. original article: Burtan et al., 2021 (Royal Society Open Science), reported in: The Daily Mail by Victoria Allen on 6th January 2021 image source #city #urban #rural #distraction #walking

rating: The Daily Mail: fair - scientific story mostly intact  


AT LAST! COMPUTERS STILL CAN'T SEE

announcing the world's first "cognitive intelligence televisions", sony claims to have solved the problems of computer vision and hearing   [read more...]

this story was in episode #1. reported in: The Daily Mail by Shivali Best on 7th January 2021 #vision #hearing #computer #television

rating: The Daily Mail: fiction - no scientific story here