Reading and Listening Evoke Near Identical Activity in Brain

Sep 3, 2019 by

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience indicates that reading a story and listening to it both activate the same areas in the brain that determine the words’ semantics or meaning. The findings may help us better...

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Herbal extract may increase brain function in stroke victims

Jan 4, 2018 by

Scientists in China have found that a daily dose of ginkgo biloba used in combination with aspirin appears to benefit cognitive functioning after a stroke....

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Cognitive ability genes identified

Dec 4, 2017 by

Research from Feinstein Institute of Medical Research in New York looked at the results of 107,207 people’s neuropsychological tests and genomes. The scientists unlocked new details about the role of genetics in cognitive skills....

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General anesthesia may harm brain development

Oct 4, 2017 by

A general anesthetic called isoflurane has been found to interfere with the developing brain and therefore should be avoided whenever possible in pregnant women and kids under 3....

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LearningRx reviews study on musicians’ fast reaction times...

Apr 19, 2017 by

Musicians have faster reaction times than non-musicians Researchers have found that musicians have faster reaction times than non-musicians for auditory, tactile and audio-tactile stimulations....

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LearningRx reviews study on why some musicians are better at sight-reading...

Mar 5, 2017 by

New research indicates it may be possible to categorize professional musicians based on their type of prioritizing modality information: via visual processing or auditory processing....

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Hypertension in teens and kids linked to poorer brain skills

Dec 29, 2016 by

Research published in The Journal of Pediatrics indicates that children and adolescents with high blood pressure may be at risk of weaker cognitive skills....

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