Sleep duration forecasts ADHD for school-aged children

Jan 28, 2020 by

Researchers from Norway have found that how much a child sleeps may accurately predict whether they will have psychiatric disorder later in life including ADHD. The study followed children who were 6, 8, 10 and 12. The link was...

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Comic books can improve brain function

Jan 23, 2020 by

Because comics use both images, words, sound effects, color, spatial layouts, panel composition and more, researchers say these multimodal cues can stimulate similar processes to the human brain mapping the world around it. Thanks to the brain taking in...

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Research shows some learning uses the whole brain

Jan 21, 2020 by

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine used a laser-assisted imaging tool to discover what happens inside the neurons of mice that are learning something. They found that motor-based learning can occur in multiple areas of the brain, not just those...

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Belly fat may decrease mental flexibility with age

Jan 14, 2020 by

A study out of Iowa State University found that fluid intelligence tended to decrease with age in people with more abdominal fat. The study, which was done on thousands of middle-aged and older people, found that more body fat...

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New study finds drumming makes your brain more efficient

Jan 6, 2020 by

New research has found that drummers modify the way the left and right sides of their brain communicate. The scientists found that the “cabling” that crosses hemispheres is significantly different for musicians vs. their non-musician counterparts....

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How we learn things shapes our memory

Dec 30, 2019 by

New research shows that we have multiple networks in our brain to help us store learned knowledge or associations. Even if that part of the brain is damaged, the brain will still leave alternative mechanisms available for learning....

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Researchers activate problem-solving during sleep

Dec 19, 2019 by

In a fascinating new piece of research, scientists were able to get study participants solve puzzles in their sleep. The researchers had participants solve part a puzzle while listening to a unique sound. While the volunteers slept, the scientists...

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