Brain may need iron for cognitive development

Feb 11, 2020 by

Research published in the January 27, 2020 edition of JNeurosci indicates that iron levels in the brain tissue rise during development and are linked to cognitive abilities. This research on both children and young adults may lead to new...

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Omega-3s helped ADHD in some youth

Dec 12, 2019 by

According to new research, omega-3 supplements helped kids and teens between ages 6 and 18 with ADHD who had lower levels of EPA in their blood. It appears the supplement replenished a lack of the nutrient....

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Brain wiring is different in children with conduct disorder

Apr 28, 2019 by

Children with severe antisocial behaviors—also known as conduct disorder—may be wired different than kids without it. New research found that the writing between the brain’s emotional centers has distinctively different pathways in young people with the condition....

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Single season of football can change a kid’s brain

Jan 30, 2018 by

After inserting sensors in the helmets of children and teens playing football, researchers found that practice is where the most head impacts occur. In turn, a single season of football is enough to change a kid’s brain....

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Adolescent brain makes learning easier

Jan 8, 2018 by

  A new study has found that because the brains of adolescents react more responsively to rewards, making it easier for them to learn....

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Playing video games may enhance learning

Nov 23, 2017 by

A study of “gamers” found that playing video games trains regions like the hippocampus. The researchers found that gamers were better than non-gamers at analyzing a situation quickly to generate new knowledge and categorize facts....

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Exercise in childhood may prevent cognitive decline later

Oct 18, 2017 by

A study on rats has found that exercise at a young age may stave off cognitive impairment much later in life by creating a cognitive reserve....

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