The link between depression and cognitive decline

Jul 16, 2018 by

Research by psychologists at the University of Sussex have found substantial evidence of the link between depression and decreased cognitive function in the general population....

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How much should seniors exercise to improve brain function?

Jul 14, 2018 by

Exercise has long been tied to improved brain function in seniors, but there’s new evidence that low-intensity exercise such as walking has the same benefits as high-intensity exercises, as long as it’s done for at least 52 hours total...

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Research confirms that social interaction protects memory

Jul 12, 2018 by

Although memory has been previously tied to social interaction, a new study seems to confirm the theory that the more social interaction we experience as we age, the better our brains perform....

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Our guts have a say in our spatial memory

Jul 8, 2018 by

The largest nerve in the autonomic nervous system, the vagus nerve, is now believed to send signals to the hippocampus, where memory formation and recall take place. It’s theorized that this comes from an animals’ need to remember their...

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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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How dark chocolate could boost brain health

Jun 2, 2018 by

Two new studies found that eating dark chocolate (70 percent cacao) enhances neuroplasticity in the brain and helps fight infection and disease....

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