Boosting brain health with a 5-minute breathing workout

Apr 8, 2019 by

A new study indicates that Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training appears to boost physical and cognitive performance and cardiovascular health. The technique involves inhaling through a resistive hand-held device 30 times (30 inhalations) per day....

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Fighting age-related memory decline by syncing brain waves

Apr 4, 2019 by

Researchers at Boston University used brain stimulation to improve synchronization between gamma and theta brain waves in the left temporal and prefrontal cortexes in older people with memory decline. This technique rapidly boosted the participants’ working memory function for...

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Kids with Anhedonia have different brain activity

Mar 30, 2019 by

Researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health used fMRIs to determine the differences in brain activity in kids with anhedonia. Anhedonia is a condition in which people lose pleasure or interest in activities they used to enjoy....

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No school interventions for 1 in 3 kids with ADHD

Mar 28, 2019 by

Lehigh University researchers found that one in three students with ADHD received no school-based interventions and two of three received no classroom management....

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Passive TV may impair memory in older people

Mar 26, 2019 by

A new study from the UK found that older people who spent 3.5 hours or more per day watching TV experienced a greater decline in verbal memory than those who watched fewer hours of TV per day....

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Inflammation in midlife hastens cognitive decline

Mar 24, 2019 by

Johns Hopkins University researchers used data from 12,336 people to assess inflammation’s effect on cognitive decline....

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Quietness better than music for creativity

Mar 22, 2019 by

Research teams from the UK have found that music can “significantly impair” people’s ability to solve tasks that involve verbal creativity. They found that quietness, or even background noise at a library, is more beneficial....

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