Reading stories creates universal patterns in the brain

Nov 19, 2017 by

Researchers studying the brains of people reading narratives in a variety of languages found that even though the stories may be written in different alphabets or read in a different direction, there are universal patterns that are created in...

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Delayed word processing may predict onset of Alzheimer’s

Nov 17, 2017 by

A study of patients with mild cognitive impairment found that the time it takes for a person to process written words may be a good predictor of whether or not they’ll develop Alzheimer’s disease....

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Daydreamers may have more efficient brains

Nov 13, 2017 by

Research at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta indicates that people who daydream have very active brains and may actually be more creative and intelligent that the average person....

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Girls with ADHD face increased risk of becoming smokers

Nov 7, 2017 by

A new study looking at whether girls with ADHD were more likely to smoke that those without ADHD found that adolescent girls with ADHD progressed faster to heavier smoking and becoming dependent on nicotine than boys did....

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Unexpected memory retrieval mechanism found

Nov 5, 2017 by

Scientists studying the hippocampus were surprised to discover that memory retrieval and memory formation depend on very distinct mechanisms....

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How an eye test could detect Alzheimer’s

Nov 3, 2017 by

Researchers have developed an optical imaging system that can detect a hallmark of Alzheimer’s, bringing us closer to being able to diagnose the disease through a routine visit to the optician....

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Adult brains undergo structural changes earlier than we thought...

Nov 1, 2017 by

New research has found that fractional anisotropy decreases significantly with age and that the link to age-related changes is so significant that researchers can accurately estimate an individual’s age just by analyzing brain scans....

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