Words and sounds processed separately but simultaneously in brain...

Sep 28, 2021 by

Neuroscientists have discovered a new pathway in our brains that processes the sounds of language. The new research indicates that auditory and speech processing occur in parallel. This contradicts the theory that our brains process acoustic information and then...

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Mental abilities can improve with age

Sep 23, 2021 by

New research published in Nature Human Behavior indicates that two key brain functions can improve in older people. Scientists found that the functions—which allow us to attend to new information and to focus on what’s important in a given...

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Retinal plaques may be biomarkers for Alzheimer’s

Sep 21, 2021 by

New findings published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia indicate that amyloid plaques found in the retinas may be an indicator of similar Alzheimer’s plaques in the brain. The discovery indicates that the eyes may provide a more visible biomarker for...

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History of concussions may change youths’ brains

Sep 16, 2021 by

A new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that athletes with a history of concussion may show more brain injury from a later concussion. This is particularly true in the middle regions of the brain, which are more...

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Understanding ADHD triggers

Sep 14, 2021 by

Scientists have found that there is a range of triggers (lifestyle factors and situations) that can trigger ADHD. These include mineral deficiencies, poor sleep, food additives, media and technology, and tasks requiring concentration....

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Some types of body fat decrease amount of gray matter in brain...

Sep 9, 2021 by

University of South Australia researchers have found that some types of obesity (unfavorable or neutral) lead to a reduction in the brain’s gray matter, which is linked to a greater risk of dementia and stroke....

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Math ability predicted by neurotransmitter levels

Sep 7, 2021 by

Researchers have discovered that a person’s math ability might be linked to levels of two chemical messengers in the brain: glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Oddly enough, the correlations were reversed in adults (lower GABA and higher glutamate =...

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