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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Fasting may benefit the brain

Jan 30, 2020 by

A recent article in The New England Journal of Medicine reports that intermittent fasting may benefits the brain by decreasing blood pressure, resting heart rates and blood lipid levels. More specifically, intermittent fasting “augments associative, spatial and working memory...

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Sleep duration forecasts ADHD for school-aged children

Jan 28, 2020 by

Researchers from Norway have found that how much a child sleeps may accurately predict whether they will have psychiatric disorder later in life including ADHD. The study followed children who were 6, 8, 10 and 12. The link was...

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