Two workouts that boost the brain’s plasticity

Mar 12, 2020 by

Although exercise in general is good for the brain, a new study from the University of South Australia has found that two particular styles of workout give the brain’s plasticity the biggest boost. The two exercises were 25 minutes...

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Being bilingual may delay Alzheimer’s

Mar 10, 2020 by

A new study by York University has found evidence that being bilingual may delay the symptoms of dementia. Sadly, once Alzheimer’s develops, it progresses much faster in people who are bilingual because the disease becomes more severe....

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Boosting learning and memory while you sleep—with scents

Mar 3, 2020 by

New research has found that the strategic use of certain scents while learning and during sleep appears to improve exam performance. The results showed that using fragrance can work in everyday life—not just in a clinical setting....

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Dementia affects English and Italian speakers differently

Feb 25, 2020 by

A small study from a team at the University of California looked at dementia-related language problems in English-speaking and Italian-speaking patients. They found that while the English speakers had difficulty pronouncing words, the Italian speakers simply opted for shorter,...

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Brain volume not always tied to memory, thinking

Feb 13, 2020 by

A German research tea look at the brains of 330 older adults and found that the size of the hippocampus is only beneficial to people who also have more white-matter circuitry to link it to the rest of the...

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Immune cells do maintenance on the brain during sleep

Feb 6, 2020 by

Although previous has shown us that the brain clears up waste and updates memories during sleep, new research has found that specialized immune cells are hard at work in the brain during sleep too....

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Fasting may benefit the brain

Jan 30, 2020 by

A recent article in The New England Journal of Medicine reports that intermittent fasting may benefits the brain by decreasing blood pressure, resting heart rates and blood lipid levels. More specifically, intermittent fasting “augments associative, spatial and working memory...

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