Traffic noise may raise dementia risk

Oct 14, 2021 by

A new Danish study published in the journal The BMJ suggests that having exposure to traffic noise results in a higher risk of developing all-cause dementia. This is especially true of Alzheimer’s disease....

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Scientists pinpoint the uncertainty of working memory

Oct 12, 2021 by

A paper published in the journal Neuron, the human brain regions that are responsible for working memory content are also used to gauge the quality (uncertainty) of memories. Their research shows how these neural responses allow us to act...

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Algorithm spots early Alzheimer’s with near 100% accuracy

Oct 5, 2021 by

Researchers from Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania have created a deep-learning computer algorithm that can accurately detect and differentiate the stages of MCI from fMRI scans. The algorithm can identify MCI, which often precedes the development of Alzheimer’s,...

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Mental abilities can improve with age

Sep 23, 2021 by

New research published in Nature Human Behavior indicates that two key brain functions can improve in older people. Scientists found that the functions—which allow us to attend to new information and to focus on what’s important in a given...

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Retinal plaques may be biomarkers for Alzheimer’s

Sep 21, 2021 by

New findings published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia indicate that amyloid plaques found in the retinas may be an indicator of similar Alzheimer’s plaques in the brain. The discovery indicates that the eyes may provide a more visible biomarker for...

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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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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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