Multimedia multitasking changes the brain

Oct 24, 2014 by

A new study using brain scans has found that media-multitasking is linked to brain structure differences....

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Flipping the brain between random and strategic thinking

Oct 23, 2014 by

Researchers have shown that the brain is able to temporarily disconnect past experiences from decision-making regions, leading to random behavior....

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Recovering from TBI heavily influenced by BDNF gene

Oct 22, 2014 by

Just one change in the sequence of the BDNF gene can cause some TBI victims to be more impaired than others with the same wounds....

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USP9X gene plays critical role in brain development

Oct 21, 2014 by

Researchers have confirmed that the USP9X gene—which has been linked to low IQ—is critical to the early stages of brain development....

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Gene in some with autism causes too much growth in brain

Oct 20, 2014 by

Researchers at The Scripps Research institute in Florida have demonstrated that mutations in the PTEN gene result in too much growth throughout the brain, including autistic symptoms....

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KLOTHO gene variant may boost brain

Oct 19, 2014 by

A variant of the KLOTHO gene appears to have positive cognitive effects by raising the amount of KLOTHO levels in the brain and bloodstream....

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Gene could prompt growth of new neurons in adults

Oct 18, 2014 by

New research published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” indicates that stimulating a specific gene could lead adults to grow new neurons for faster learning and memory....

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