The 411 on dysgraphia

Aug 4, 2020 by

Dysgraphia, the technical term for “trouble with writing,” is typically characterized by poor spelling, impaired handwriting and problems selected the correct words to use. It affects children and adults but for adults, it’s more likely to occur following a...

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Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may protect against cognitive decline...

Jul 30, 2020 by

A new study published in the journal JAMA Open Network has found that it may be beneficial for middle-age or older adults to consume low to moderate amounts of alcohol in order to slow cognitive decline....

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The Dyslexic Brain: Variability in Natural Speech is Challenging...

Jul 28, 2020 by

Researchers from the University of Helsinki have found neural-level evidence that the “continuous variation” in our natural speech makes it difficult for adults with developmental reading-deficit dyslexia to discriminate between phonemes....

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New Genetic Mutations Linked to ASD

Jul 24, 2020 by

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified mutations in a gene called CNOT1, which is interacts with several autism genes. The mutations affect memory, learning and brain development....

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Understanding How Memories are Retrieved in the Brain

Jul 21, 2020 by

For a new study published in the journal Science, researchers wanted to determine how memories are selectively retrieved in the brain. They identified sets of neurons that are responsible for memory-based decision-making, which is vital to our brains’ flexibility....

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Repeated Head Impacts Worsen Later-Life Cognition

Jul 17, 2020 by

A team of top scientists from across the United State analyzed the records of 13,323 people (average age was 62) and found that those exposed to repetitive head impacts were associated with worsened depression and cognitive function—even decades later....

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