How the brain adapts after injury

Jan 18, 2022 by

A University of Gottingen study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has found that the brain compensates after damage (e.g., a stroke) by reorganizing itself. The extracellular matrix loosens and depending if the brain is healthy or diseased, this...

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Probiotics may improve cognitive function in people with MCI

Jan 6, 2022 by

A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the journal Foods suggests that probiotic supplementation may improve cognitive function in people with mild cognitive impairment. The researchers found that probiotic intervention at the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, such as...

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Listening to favorite music improves brain plasticity

Dec 30, 2021 by

Two Toronto-based research facilities teamed up to study the effects of listening to your favorite music on plasticity. They found that repeated listening to “personally meaningful music” includes beneficial brain plasticity in patients with mild cognitive impairment or early...

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Brain connects lessons learned differently as we age

Dec 28, 2021 by

Brain researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have found that the way we make inferences changes dramatically as we age. Specifically, children and adolescents create separate memories that they later compare to make inferences “on the fly,”...

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New noninvasive surgery to remove faulty brain circuits

Dec 16, 2021 by

University of Virginia Health System researchers have developed a noninvasive method of removing faulty brain circuits. This could allow doctors to treat debilitating neurological diseases and disorders without cutting into the scalp....

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Optimal blood pressure helps our brains age slower

Nov 18, 2021 by

Research from The Australian National University has found that although optimal blood pressure helps our brains stay at least 6 months younger than our actual age, the same isn’t true for elevated blood pressure that falls within the normal...

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