Prenatal depression can alter child’s brain connectivity

Sep 8, 2020 by

Research published in JNeurosci indicates that prenatal depression can alter the baby’s brain connectivity and later, affect behavior....

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Regular exercise enhances cognition in children

Aug 10, 2020 by

The results from three experiments showed that the benefits of regular exercise on cognition were greater in kids who have poor cognitive skills. This was especially true with executive function....

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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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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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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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