How bullying affects the brain

Jan 6, 2019 by

New research shoes that kids and teens who are chronically bullied have physical structural changes in the brain, affecting attention, motivation, reward sensitivity, conditioning and emotional processing....

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Blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer’s

Jan 4, 2019 by

Scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have devised a blood test that could test for Alzheimer’s biomarkers before the appearance of obvious symptoms....

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Uterus plays role in cognition

Dec 30, 2018 by

In a unique piece of research, scientists found that the uterus may influence working memory, that is, short-term memory that helps carry out complex tasks, such as learning, reasoning and navigation....

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Technology disrupts sleep

Dec 26, 2018 by

New research indicates that certain cells in the eye that are sensitive to light can reset the internal clock in our bodies when exposed to light. The study points to the idea that screen time before bed–such as the...

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Newly discovered brain region

Dec 24, 2018 by

Scientists have discovered a new part of the brain located in the inferior cerebellar peduncle. Called the Endorestiform Nucleus, the area is believed to control fine motor skills....

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Brain training may help treat schizophrenia

Dec 23, 2018 by

A new study published in journal NeuroImage indicates that targeted cognitive training appears to improve auditory perception and verbal learning in people with a particular kind of schizophrenia....

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Playing football in high school changes the brain

Dec 12, 2018 by

Researchers have discovered that just a single season of high school football appears to be enough to cause microscopic changes in the brain’s structure....

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