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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Digital pens provide insight into cognitive testing results

Aug 24, 2021 by

New research from Boston University School of Medicine used digital pens and digital voice recorders to capture differences in participants’ performance while completing a cognitive test. They found that differences in thinking versus writing time on a symbol coding...

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Handwriting beats typing and watching videos for learning to read...

Aug 19, 2021 by

A new study out of Johns Hopkins University indicates that handwriting helps people learn certain skills surprisingly faster and significantly better than learning the same material through typing or watching videos....

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Adult ADHD linked to numerous physical conditions

Aug 17, 2021 by

New research from the Karolinska Institutet found that adults with ADHD are at higher risk of a wide range of physical conditions, including metabolic, respiratory, musculoskeletal and nervous system diseases....

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