Phone conversations may aid early detection of Alzheimer’s

Jul 29, 2021 by

Researchers used machine learning to develop models that use the acoustic features of a person’s conversations to identify whether they may have early Alzheimer’s. The models might eventually translate into smartphone apps or online solutions to help identify the...

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Cognitive flexibility key to learning and creativity

Jul 22, 2021 by

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have found that cognitive flexibility appears to make people smarter in ways that aren’t always captured on IQ tests. Even in children, cognitive flexibility appears to improve reading abilities and school performance....

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Microscopic metals in Alzheimer’s patients’ brain

Jul 1, 2021 by

In a collaboration of three universities, scientists have discovered tiny deposits of elemental, uncharged iron and copper in postmortem brains samples from two people who had Alzheimer’s disease. These highly reactive particles of metals appear to be stabilized within...

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Sound sleep helps heal traumatic brain injuries

Apr 15, 2021 by

A new study published in the “Journal of Neurotrauma” has found that sound sleep plays a critical role in healing traumatic brain injury....

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Reading for fun improves verbal abilities

Apr 13, 2021 by

A new study from Concordia University has found that the more people read fiction, the better than language skills....

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Leak in blood-brain barrier may be cause of poor memory

Apr 8, 2021 by

Researchers looked at 150 articles about the blood-brain barrier and found that it leaks as we age and we lose cells called pericytes....

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