How sounds may influence fetal development

Feb 23, 2021 by

A new study by Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland found that exposure to sound encouraged more diverse cortical connections in newborn mice than mice housed in silent enclosures. The mice who were not exposed to sound developed...

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Hypertension during pregnancy tied to later cognitive decline...

Feb 18, 2021 by

A new report in Neurology indicates that a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy is independently associated with poorer working memory and verbal learning 15 years after pregnancy....

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Yoga can increase readiness to learn

Feb 11, 2021 by

Studies from Tulane, Harvard and California State University of Fullerton have found that yoga programs can increase learning by helping children’s brains build neuroplasticity....

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Scientists discover brain region where serotonin boosts impulse control...

Feb 2, 2021 by

It appears, from new research, that two areas of the brain work together in response to serotonin to promote the ability to practice impulse control and wait patiently....

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People with high ADHD traits more vulnerable to insomnia

Jan 18, 2021 by

A new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging reports that individuals with high ADHD traits that don’t meet the criteria for a diagnosis are less able to perform tasks involving attentional...

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Researchers find visual dictionary in the brain for reading

Jan 14, 2021 by

Scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have identified a crucial region in the temporal lobe, known as the mid-fusiform cortex, which appears to act as the brain’s visual dictionary. They found that our ability...

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Brain area revealed to manage learning

Jan 11, 2021 by

A paper published in the journal Science explains a critical role for a brain area called the perirhinal cortex in managing a critical learning process. The research was a collaboration between University of Ottawa and Humbolt University of Berlin...

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