Fasting may benefit the brain

Jan 30, 2020 by

A recent article in The New England Journal of Medicine reports that intermittent fasting may benefits the brain by decreasing blood pressure, resting heart rates and blood lipid levels. More specifically, intermittent fasting “augments associative, spatial and working memory...

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Sleep duration forecasts ADHD for school-aged children

Jan 28, 2020 by

Researchers from Norway have found that how much a child sleeps may accurately predict whether they will have psychiatric disorder later in life including ADHD. The study followed children who were 6, 8, 10 and 12. The link was...

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Comic books can improve brain function

Jan 23, 2020 by

Because comics use both images, words, sound effects, color, spatial layouts, panel composition and more, researchers say these multimodal cues can stimulate similar processes to the human brain mapping the world around it. Thanks to the brain taking in...

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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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How we learn things shapes our memory

Dec 30, 2019 by

New research shows that we have multiple networks in our brain to help us store learned knowledge or associations. Even if that part of the brain is damaged, the brain will still leave alternative mechanisms available for learning....

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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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