How visuals increase attention

Jan 11, 2022 by

Authors from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio published a paper in the journal Science Advances in which they report that norepinephrine is locally regulated in the visual cortex. As they explain, a certain amount...

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Listening to favorite music improves brain plasticity

Dec 30, 2021 by

Two Toronto-based research facilities teamed up to study the effects of listening to your favorite music on plasticity. They found that repeated listening to “personally meaningful music” includes beneficial brain plasticity in patients with mild cognitive impairment or early...

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New noninvasive surgery to remove faulty brain circuits

Dec 16, 2021 by

University of Virginia Health System researchers have developed a noninvasive method of removing faulty brain circuits. This could allow doctors to treat debilitating neurological diseases and disorders without cutting into the scalp....

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Long-term effects of ADHD medication

Dec 9, 2021 by

There’s more research that taking ADHD medication for an extended period of time can lead to physical and mental side effects. There is some evidence that ADHD medications may affect childhood development too, although more research needs to be...

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The sleep “sweet spot” that keeps your brain sharp

Nov 25, 2021 by

A multiyear study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that both short and long sleepers experienced greater cognitive decline than people who were able to sleep for a moderate amount. This...

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How yoga helps with ADHD

Nov 9, 2021 by

Multiple studies have shown that yoga appears to benefit people with ADHD by strengthening the prefrontal cortex. This part of the brain is responsible for decision making, planning and focus, skills that are often more difficult for people with...

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Office air quality may affect employees’ cognition and productivity...

Oct 21, 2021 by

New research led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has found that air quality within an office can have significant impacts on employees’ cognitive function. The skills affected include response times, focus and productivity....

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