Sleep duration forecasts ADHD for school-aged children

Jan 28, 2020 by

Researchers from Norway have found that how much a child sleeps may accurately predict whether they will have psychiatric disorder later in life including ADHD. The study followed children who were 6, 8, 10 and 12. The link was...

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Comic books can improve brain function

Jan 23, 2020 by

Because comics use both images, words, sound effects, color, spatial layouts, panel composition and more, researchers say these multimodal cues can stimulate similar processes to the human brain mapping the world around it. Thanks to the brain taking in...

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Research shows some learning uses the whole brain

Jan 21, 2020 by

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine used a laser-assisted imaging tool to discover what happens inside the neurons of mice that are learning something. They found that motor-based learning can occur in multiple areas of the brain, not just those...

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Heavy metal exposure combined with Alzheimer’s gene may impair cognition...

Jan 16, 2020 by

Researchers from the environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health study’s mice to see what could trigger the symptoms of cognitive decline. They found that heavy metal exposure to cadmium, combined with...

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Belly fat may decrease mental flexibility with age

Jan 14, 2020 by

A study out of Iowa State University found that fluid intelligence tended to decrease with age in people with more abdominal fat. The study, which was done on thousands of middle-aged and older people, found that more body fat...

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Lithium may restore cognitive function after radiation

Jan 9, 2020 by

A team of researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found that lithium might be the first pharmacological treatment of cognitive late effects in childhood cancer survivors. Lithium works by helping two proteins; Tppp, which helps cells maintain...

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New study finds drumming makes your brain more efficient

Jan 6, 2020 by

New research has found that drummers modify the way the left and right sides of their brain communicate. The scientists found that the “cabling” that crosses hemispheres is significantly different for musicians vs. their non-musician counterparts....

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