Traffic noise may raise dementia risk

Oct 14, 2021 by

A new Danish study published in the journal The BMJ suggests that having exposure to traffic noise results in a higher risk of developing all-cause dementia. This is especially true of Alzheimer’s disease....

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Scientists pinpoint the uncertainty of working memory

Oct 12, 2021 by

A paper published in the journal Neuron, the human brain regions that are responsible for working memory content are also used to gauge the quality (uncertainty) of memories. Their research shows how these neural responses allow us to act...

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3D facial scans give genetic clues to autism

Oct 7, 2021 by

Researchers at Edith Cowan University used high-tech 3D facial scans to get a better understanding of the genetic causes of autism. The machine learning techniques analyze 5,000 points on faces to measure facial asymmetry in parents of children on...

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Algorithm spots early Alzheimer’s with near 100% accuracy

Oct 5, 2021 by

Researchers from Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania have created a deep-learning computer algorithm that can accurately detect and differentiate the stages of MCI from fMRI scans. The algorithm can identify MCI, which often precedes the development of Alzheimer’s,...

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