Species of gut bacteria linked to enhanced cognition and language in boys...

Aug 12, 2021 by

A new study from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry found that infant boys with a higher composition of a particular gut microbiota show enhanced neurodevelopment....

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Air pollution tied to poor academics in childhood

Aug 10, 2021 by

New research from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found that children exposed to elevated levels of air pollution may be more likely to have poor inhibitory control during late childhood and poor academic skills in early adolescence,...

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Cognitive flexibility key to learning and creativity

Jul 22, 2021 by

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have found that cognitive flexibility appears to make people smarter in ways that aren’t always captured on IQ tests. Even in children, cognitive flexibility appears to improve reading abilities and school performance....

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The best foods for a child’s brain development

Jun 8, 2021 by

Nutrition researchers have compiled a list of foods that are full of nutrients important for brain health. Adding these foods to your child’s diet may support healthy brain development and function....

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Measurable changes in brain activity after studying new language...

May 18, 2021 by

A University of Tokyo study with first-time learners of Japanese found that their brain activity changes after only a few months of studying the language....

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Breastfeeding linked to higher neurocognitive testing scores in offspring...

May 6, 2021 by

A study published in the journal “Frontiers in Public Health” found that children who were breastfed scored higher on neurocognitive tests....

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Leak in blood-brain barrier may be cause of poor memory

Apr 8, 2021 by

Researchers looked at 150 articles about the blood-brain barrier and found that it leaks as we age and we lose cells called pericytes....

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