Choir signing can improve cognitive function among the elderly...

Mar 18, 2021 by

A team of scientists from the University of Helsinki have found that for the elderly, the cognitive benefits of choir singing may be similar to those of playing an instrument...

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Small ‘window of opportunity’ for best recovery after stroke...

Mar 16, 2021 by

Researchers at the University of South Australia found that the capacity of the human brain to recover and reward itself after a stroke peaks around two weeks post-stroke and diminishes over time....

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How sounds may influence fetal development

Feb 23, 2021 by

A new study by Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland found that exposure to sound encouraged more diverse cortical connections in newborn mice than mice housed in silent enclosures. The mice who were not exposed to sound developed...

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Regular exercise enhances cognition in children

Aug 10, 2020 by

The results from three experiments showed that the benefits of regular exercise on cognition were greater in kids who have poor cognitive skills. This was especially true with executive function....

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Repeated Head Impacts Worsen Later-Life Cognition

Jul 17, 2020 by

A team of top scientists from across the United State analyzed the records of 13,323 people (average age was 62) and found that those exposed to repetitive head impacts were associated with worsened depression and cognitive function—even decades later....

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Heavy metal exposure combined with Alzheimer’s gene may impair cognition...

Jan 16, 2020 by

Researchers from the environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health study’s mice to see what could trigger the symptoms of cognitive decline. They found that heavy metal exposure to cadmium, combined with...

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