Study finds brain connections key to reading

Sep 30, 2016 by

MIT researchers have found that pathways that exist even more a child learns to read may determine development of the brain’s word-recognition area. They found that they could predict the exact location where each child’s visual word form area (VWFA) would develop simply based on the connections of that region to other parts of the brain....

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Atomoxetine improves critical reading skills in kids with dyslexia...

Sep 29, 2016 by

A new study has found that giving kids Atomoxetine (brand name: Strattera) improves the critical components of reading, including decoding and vocabulary. The drug is approved for the treatment of ADHD....

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New research indicates omega-3s and 6s improve reading skills...

Sep 29, 2016 by

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, researchers from Sweden found that children’s reading—including phonologic decoding and visual analysis time—improved when omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids were added to their diet....

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LearningRx RCT accepted by Medical News Today

Sep 29, 2016 by

“Much more than ‘brain games”: Clinician-delivered cognitive training improves multiple cognitive skills and general intelligence in children” The results of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) support the efficacy of LearningRx’s ThinkRx personal brain training in improving cognitive skills and IQ scores in students ages 8 to 14. The study showed statistically significant generalized improvements in six cognitive skills – associative memory, working memory, long-term memory, visual and auditory processing, logic and reasoning, and processing speed – as well as a 21-point mean increase in overall General Intelligence Ability (GIA) testing scores, an established measure of IQ....

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Proteins that cause Alzheimer’s may be reduced with diet and exercise...

Sep 28, 2016 by

There’s new evidence that lifestyle factors—specifically a healthy diet and regular exercise—have the potential to reduce the progression of beta-amyloid and tau leading to Alzheimer’s....

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Specific brain-training shown to reduce dementia risk

Sep 26, 2016 by

Researcher Jerri Edwards and her team looked at more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers, specifically looking at speed of processing training. They found that speed of processing training improved the speed and accuracy of visual attention, as well as behavioral and functional performance in real-life situations....

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