Why poor sleep affects our ability to learn

Sep 8, 2017 by

Researchers have figured out that a lack of sleep (quantity or quality) keeps the brain’s synapses excited, blocking the brain’s ability to learn....

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LearningRx reviews study on childhood heart disease and later cognition...

Aug 27, 2017 by

There’s new evidence that cardiovascular risk factors from childhood and adolescence is associated with worse midlife cognition, regardless of smoking, cholesterol or high blood pressure in adulthood....

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Father’s interaction with baby boosts early cognitive development...

Aug 25, 2017 by

In a study published in Infant Mental Health Journal, researchers found that fathers who interacted more with their babies had a positive impact on the child’s cognitive development....

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Immune reaction to viruses may cause learning and memory problems...

Aug 23, 2017 by

A study published online in Nature Medicine found that the body’s immune reaction to viruses, such as HIV and the flu, may cause memory and learning problems....

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Peptide acts as mediator for learning

Aug 17, 2017 by

Researchers have discovered that a small peptide called DBI is the key mediator in neuroplasticity, promoting the development of new neurons in the subventricular zone of the brain....

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Horse-riding can improve children’s cognitive ability

Aug 3, 2017 by

Researchers from Tokyo University of Agriculture have discovered that the effects of vibrations produced by horses during horse-riding lead to the activation of the sympathetic nervous system, which improves learning in children....

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Puberty hormones trigger changes in youthful learning

Aug 1, 2017 by

Using mice, researcher from the University of California Berkeley have found that the onset of puberty seems to flip a switch of some sort in the brain’s frontal cortex that reduces flexibility in some forms of learning....

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