Music and dance alter the brain in opposite ways

Dec 13, 2016 by

According to research published in NeuroImage, the brains of dancers and musicians have changes in sensory and motor pathways—but the changes in white matter are at opposite ends of the spectrum....

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Verbal memory tests may not detect early Alzheimer’s in women...

Dec 11, 2016 by

A study published in Neurology has found that mild cognitive impairment in women may frequently be missed because they tend to perform better in tests of verbal memory skills....

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High blood pressure raises dementia and cognitive decline risk...

Dec 9, 2016 by

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association says that the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in later life is greater for people with high blood pressure, especially middle-aged adults....

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SSRIs during pregnancy linked to child’s language and speech disorders...

Dec 7, 2016 by

New findings published in JAMA Psychiatry indicate that children born to mothers who took selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors while pregnant may be at greater risk for speech and language disorders....

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Dementia risk may be raised by hormone therapy for prostate cancer...

Dec 5, 2016 by

A study published in JAMA Oncology found that men with prostate cancer who had ADT (androgen deprivation therapy) were nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with dementia in the five years after the ADT treatment, compared to men...

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Researchers identify way to create long-lasting memories

Dec 3, 2016 by

A new study of mice indicates that experiences that grab our attention trigger the release of chemicals that etch memories into our brain....

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