Brain volume not always tied to memory, thinking

Feb 13, 2020 by

A German research tea look at the brains of 330 older adults and found that the size of the hippocampus is only beneficial to people who also have more white-matter circuitry to link it to the rest of the...

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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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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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Childhood cognition may predict dementia risk later in life

Dec 27, 2019 by

Researchers looked at 502 people born in the same week in 1946 who had taken cognitive tests at age 8 and again at ages 69-71. They found that childhood cognition was a good predictor of dementia later in life,...

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Extra virgin olive oil may protect against dementias

Dec 5, 2019 by

A new study on mice, scientists found that a diet rich in extra virgin olive oil appears to prevent the toxic accumulation of the protein tau. Tau is the hallmark of multiple types of dementia. In addition, brain tissue...

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Board games appear to stave off cognitive decline

Dec 2, 2019 by

New research from the University of Edinburgh found that people who play more non-digital games in their 70s were more likely to maintain healthy cognitive function in their older years. This was even after accounting for confounding factors, such...

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