Mid-day naps help preschoolers learn

Oct 31, 2013 by

A new study from the University of Massachusetts Amherst indicates that daytime naps for preschoolers are significant in early learning as they help with memory consolidation....

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Online time can harm working memory

Oct 30, 2013 by

Short-term or working memory helps us filter out information and find what we need, but too much time online can overload our brains with constant information, decreasing our working memory....

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Growth can be restored in neurons stunted by autism gene

Oct 29, 2013 by

Researchers at Brown University not only traced autism to specific molecular and cellular consequences, but they also figured out how to restore proper growth of neurons....

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Researchers discover brain activity beyond a flat line EEG

Oct 28, 2013 by

Until now, doctors thought there was no brain activity past “flat line,” but a new discover suggests that there IS activity. It’s being called “Nu-complexes” (taken from the Greek letter ‘n’)....

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Blood biomarker may indicate severe cognitive decline progression in Parkinson’s...

Oct 27, 2013 by

GBA (a genetic mutation) that leads to not only the early onset of Parkinson’s but also severe cognitive impairment (in 4-7%) also alters how certain things (like lipids) metabolize. Parkinson’s patients who don’t have the gene mutation have higher levels of these lipids in their blood. People who had Parkinson’s and the high levels were more likely to have dementia and cognitive impairment....

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New compound lets doctors see Alzheimer’s as it progresses...

Oct 26, 2013 by

Researchers have developed fluorescent imaging agents that let them see tau protein aggregates (typical of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders) right in the brain of living patients....

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