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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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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Cognitive flexibility key to learning and creativity

Jul 22, 2021 by

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have found that cognitive flexibility appears to make people smarter in ways that aren’t always captured on IQ tests. Even in children, cognitive flexibility appears to improve reading abilities and school performance....

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Therapy dogs enhance college students’ thinking skills

Jul 20, 2021 by

A new piece of research from Washington State University has found that programs focused on petting therapy dogs increased the thinking and planning skills of stressed-out college students better than programs that included traditional stress-management information....

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AI to track cognitive deviation in aging brains

Jul 8, 2021 by

A new development published in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence includes a breakthrough from artificial intelligence-based brain age prediction model that quantifies deviations from a healthy brain-aging trajectory in people with mild cognitive impairment. The model may help with early detection...

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Measurable changes in brain activity after studying new language...

May 18, 2021 by

A University of Tokyo study with first-time learners of Japanese found that their brain activity changes after only a few months of studying the language....

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Draining brain’s debris enhances Alzheimer’s therapies in mice...

May 4, 2021 by

New findings published in the journal “Nature” indicate that improving the function of the brain’s drainage network can improve the effectiveness of Alzheimer’s therapies in mice....

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