New algorithm uses brain scan to tell how smart you are

Aug 5, 2018 by

Scientists at Caltech have developed a new machine-learning algorithm that can predict a person’s IQ with incredible accuracy based on their brain activity patterns....

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ADHD tied to increased concussion risk for kids

Aug 2, 2018 by

A new study out of Taiwan has found that children, teens and young adults with ADHD may have four times the risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury than other youth....

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“Skinny fat” linked to cognitive decline

Jul 30, 2018 by

A recent study published in Clinical Interventions in Aging found that obesity alone, sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass) alone, or the two together can heighten the risk of cognitive function impairments later in life....

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A flexible aorta might slow brain aging

Jul 10, 2018 by

The lead author in a new study believes that a more elastic aorta protects cognitive function by decreasing the negative effects of excessive blood pressure on the brain....

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Glial cells play active role in memory and learning

Jul 6, 2018 by

Also called “astrocytes” because they are shaped like stars, glial cells prune unwanted synapses in the brain to manage the limited space in the hippocampus....

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Serotonin enhances learning

Jul 2, 2018 by

Researchers at two institutions have found that serotonin appears to contribute to the speed at which we learn new information....

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Cancer drug may treat autism

Jun 29, 2018 by

Using experimental drugs that were initially developed to treat cancer, researchers have found a possible treatment for a genetic form of autism called 16p11.2 deletion syndrome....

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