Eating fish may protect our brains from air pollution

Aug 11, 2020 by

The American Academy of Neurology reports that older women who eat one to two servings each week of baked or broiled shellfish or fish might be able to counteract the effects of air pollution on the brain thanks to...

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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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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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Older Adults Share Fewer Memories as They Age

Jul 14, 2020 by

In a sad but telling piece of research published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, scientists used a smartphone app to listen in on the conversations of older adults and found that the older someone is, the less...

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Why We Remember Some Words More Than Others

Jul 7, 2020 by

Researchers at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke have discovered that our brains may recall some common simple words—such as “pig,” “door” and “tank” more often than other common simple words, such as “cat,” “stair,” and “street.”...

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Alzheimer’s Gene Risk Triggers Damage to Blood-Brain Barrier...

Jun 30, 2020 by

Although scientists have known for a while that the APOE4 gene is a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s, researchers at the University of Southern California recently discovered that the variant is also linked to damage to the blood-brain barrier....

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