LearningRx1 Wendy Burt | http://www.learningrx.org - Part 2

Being lonely more often may raise dementia risk

Mar 3, 2022 by

New research published in the journal Neurology followed dementia-free individuals for more than 10 years and found that those who felt lonely 3 or more days per week were more likely to develop dementia later. Loneliness was also linked...

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Gut health linked to cognitive function

Mar 1, 2022 by

A new study published in JAMA Neurology reports that scientists have found an association between the composition of microorganisms that inhabit the gut and cognitive health. The researchers hope that the findings will help lead to prevention or treatments...

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Lower Math Scores in High Schools That Switched to 4-Day Weeks...

Feb 24, 2022 by

In what some might consider a surprising result, a study analyzing the impact of a shorter school week for high schoolers found that 11th-graders performed worse on standardized math tests when they switched from a 5-day school week to...

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VR Shopping Task Could Help Test for Cognitive Decline

Feb 22, 2022 by

New research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research indicates that a virtual reality test may offer an effective means of assessing cognitive function. The test has participants “go to the shops” and the results have helped researchers...

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Improving Reading Skills Through Action Video Games

Feb 17, 2022 by

Scientists at the University of Geneva have found that a particular action video game for children helped them improve reading abilities after just 12 hours of training. The gains persisted over time to the point that language school grades...

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10-Minute Run Boosts Brain Function and Improves Mood

Feb 15, 2022 by

A new study out of Japan has found that running for just 10 minutes improves blood flow in the prefrontal cortex and improves mood. In addition, the short session appears to improve the brain’s executive function, which includes attention,...

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