Intellectual disability rarely inherited

May 13, 2021 by

Researchers at the University of Helsinki have found that intellectual disability is most often caused by changes to the genome that take place in early fetal development and are not found in the parents’ DNA. This explains what the...

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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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Sound sleep helps heal traumatic brain injuries

Apr 15, 2021 by

A new study published in the “Journal of Neurotrauma” has found that sound sleep plays a critical role in healing traumatic brain injury....

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Stronger brain activity after writing on paper

Apr 6, 2021 by

A study published in “Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience” found that writing on physical paper led to more brain activity when university students and recent graduates tried to remember information an hour later....

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Difficulty learning nonsense words may indicate a child’s high risk of dyslexia...

Apr 1, 2021 by

In a new study, dyslexic 7- and 8-year-olds were shown to have different activation in the left hemisphere compared to the control group. This is the region of the brain that specializes in processing language and speech....

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Untreated ADHD in adults

Mar 26, 2021 by

Most people don’t “outgrow” attention deficits and many adults with ADHD symptoms don’t receive a diagnosis of the condition. Without treatment, adults can see their work performance, mental health and relationships impacted by ADHD....

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The 13 factors that shape brain health

Mar 24, 2021 by

The American Heart Association has outlined a list of 13 crucial factors that affect the maintenance of cognitive abilities....

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