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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Action video games reduce gray matter

Oct 12, 2017 by

Researchers at two Canadian institutions have found that playing action video games can harm the brain by reducing the amount of gray matter in the hippocampus....

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Exercise should be fun to help kids with autism and ADHD remain active...

Feb 17, 2017 by

A sampling of adults living with young people with autism or ADHD indicates that the best way to help the adolescents exercise is to make it fun....

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High-fat foods alter kids’ executive functions

Feb 9, 2017 by

After just four weeks after feeding mice high-fat foods, researchers found that the mice developed cognitive defects....

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