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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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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People with autism less surprised by the unexpected

Oct 22, 2017 by

A study of 24 adults with autism and 25 without, researchers found that those with autism were less surprised by unexpected images in a simple learning task than adults without it....

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Females with autism have greater struggles with daily tasks

Oct 6, 2017 by

Although autism disproportionately affects males, a new study on executive function found that females on the autism spectrum have unique challenges with routine tasks....

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General anesthesia may harm brain development

Oct 4, 2017 by

A general anesthetic called isoflurane has been found to interfere with the developing brain and therefore should be avoided whenever possible in pregnant women and kids under 3....

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Learning with music can change brain structure

Sep 30, 2017 by

A new study has found that using musical cues to learn a physical task goes a long way in increasing structural connections between the regions of the brain that deal with movement and sound....

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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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