Research shows some learning uses the whole brain

Jan 21, 2020 by

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine used a laser-assisted imaging tool to discover what happens inside the neurons of mice that are learning something. They found that motor-based learning can occur in multiple areas of the brain, not just those...

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Belly fat may decrease mental flexibility with age

Jan 14, 2020 by

A study out of Iowa State University found that fluid intelligence tended to decrease with age in people with more abdominal fat. The study, which was done on thousands of middle-aged and older people, found that more body fat...

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New study finds drumming makes your brain more efficient

Jan 6, 2020 by

New research has found that drummers modify the way the left and right sides of their brain communicate. The scientists found that the “cabling” that crosses hemispheres is significantly different for musicians vs. their non-musician counterparts....

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Extra virgin olive oil may protect against dementias

Dec 5, 2019 by

A new study on mice, scientists found that a diet rich in extra virgin olive oil appears to prevent the toxic accumulation of the protein tau. Tau is the hallmark of multiple types of dementia. In addition, brain tissue...

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Habitual Tea Drinking Makes the Brain More Efficient

Oct 31, 2019 by

Researchers recruited health participants and looked at their tea-drinking habits to determine if consuming tea had any effect on functional and/or structural networks in the brain. They found that although there were no significant effects on the hemispheric asymmetry...

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Exercise improves cognitive function

Oct 9, 2019 by

A new study published in Scientific Reports has found a correlation between exercise and improved cognitive performance. The research also indicates that this boost in brain power is linked to white matter integrity....

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Tea may help boost connections in the brain

Oct 4, 2019 by

New research published in the journal Aging seems to support previous research that drinking tea is good for the brain. But unlike the previous studies on tea and cognitive and psychological measures, the scientists explored the effects of tea...

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