Benefits of reading vs. screen time

Feb 20, 2020 by

New studies done by the Reading & Literacy Discovery Center of Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital found startling differences in the brains of preschoolers who spend an average of two hours a day playing on technology vs. being read to by...

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Soybean oil causes neurological changes

Feb 18, 2020 by

Soybean oil has been marketed as a healthy alternative to other kinds of oil, but new research has found that may not be true. The new study showed that soybean oil causes neurological changes in mice, which may contribute...

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Brain volume not always tied to memory, thinking

Feb 13, 2020 by

A German research tea look at the brains of 330 older adults and found that the size of the hippocampus is only beneficial to people who also have more white-matter circuitry to link it to the rest of the...

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Brain may need iron for cognitive development

Feb 11, 2020 by

Research published in the January 27, 2020 edition of JNeurosci indicates that iron levels in the brain tissue rise during development and are linked to cognitive abilities. This research on both children and young adults may lead to new...

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Immune cells do maintenance on the brain during sleep

Feb 6, 2020 by

Although previous has shown us that the brain clears up waste and updates memories during sleep, new research has found that specialized immune cells are hard at work in the brain during sleep too....

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Sugar alters brain chemistry in just 12 days

Feb 4, 2020 by

A new study has found that sugar alters the reward-processing circuits of the brain to create an addiction similar to those with drugs. The study was done on minipigs and used PET imaging to examine the receptors in the...

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