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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

Awareness of Memory Loss May Decline Two-Three Years Before Dementia Onset

Aug. 26, 2015 — People who will develop dementia may begin to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the actual onset of the disease, according to a new study. The study also found that ... read more

Mental Visual Imaging Training Improves Multiple Sclerosis Patients' Well-Being

Aug. 25, 2015 — Patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RR-MS), the most common form of the disease, often have deficits in two neuropsychological functions, autobiographical memory (AM) and episodic ... read more

Effect of Physical Activity on Cognition

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers evaluated whether a 24-month physical activity program would result in better cognitive function, lower risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia, or both, compared with a ... read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Cognition Linked With Limited Activity, Participation

Aug. 21, 2015 — Processing speed is the primary limiting factor associated with activity and participation in everyday life among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), research has found. This is the first such study ... read more

Maltreated Children's Brains Show 'Encouraging' Ability to Regulate Emotions

Aug. 20, 2015 — There's a common assumption that children subjected to abuse or trauma will have problematic emotions across the board -- muted responses to positive situations and extreme reactions to negative ... read more

Saliva Test for Stress Hormone Levels May Identify Healthy Older People With Thinking Problems

Aug. 19, 2015 — Testing the saliva of healthy older people for the level of the stress hormone cortisol may help identify individuals who should be screened for problems with thinking skills, according to a ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — How scientists study the effects of marijuana on the brain is changing. Until recently marijuana research largely excluded tobacco users from its participant pool, but scientists have found reason to ... read more

Study Reveals Effects of Chemoradiation in Brains of Glioblastoma Patients

Aug. 17, 2015 — A new study -- the first to examine the effects of combined radiation and chemotherapy on the healthy brain tissue of glioblastoma patients -- reveals not only specific structural changes within ... read more

Study Identifies Cause of Disruption in Brain Linked to Psychiatric Disorder

Aug. 17, 2015 — New research has identified the mechanisms that trigger disruption in the brain's communication channels linked to symptoms in psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia. This research could ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — In the summer of 2012, Olga Kotelko, a 93-year-old Canadian track-and-field athlete with more than 30 world records in her age group, submitted to an in-depth analysis of her brain. The resulting ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Certain diseases, like Parkinson's and Huntingdon's disease, are associated with damage to the pathways between the brain's basal ganglia regions. For the first time, scientists have ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Bilingual children pose unique challenges for clinicians, and, until recently, there was little research on young bilinguals to guide clinical practice. In the past decade, however, research on ... read more

Commercial Brain Stimulation Device Impairs Memory

Aug. 17, 2015 — People show impaired memory after receiving low intensity electrical stimulation administered to the frontal part of the brain by a commercial, freely available, device, a new study ... read more

Aug. 14, 2015 — Researchers have created unusually intelligent mice by altering a single gene and as a result the mice were also less likely to feel anxiety or recall ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — People have more difficulty recalling the string of letters BIC, IAJ, FKI, RSU and SAF than FBI, CIA, JFK, IRS and USA. The well-established reason is that the amount of information we can hold in ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — A novel learning and memory brain network has been discovered that processes incoming information based on whether it's something we've experienced previously or is deemed to be altogether ... read more

Study Links Insulin Resistance With Language Problems in Women

Aug. 12, 2015 — Insulin resistance -- one of the hallmarks of type 2 diabetes -- is associated with language problems (a lack of verbal fluency) in women, a sign of cognitive decline associated with dementia, ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — A new study reveals that 9- and 10-year-old children who are aerobically fit tend to have significantly thinner gray matter and do better on math tests than their 'lower-fit' ... read more

Adult IQ of Very Premature Babies Can Be Predicted by the Age of Two

Aug. 12, 2015 — The IQ of adults born very premature or of very low birth weight can be predicted when they are just a toddler, new research suggests. Previous studies have linked very premature birth and very low ... read more

'Machine Teaching' Holds the Power to Illuminate Human Learning

Aug. 11, 2015 — Human learning is a complex, sometimes mysterious process. Most of us have had experiences where we have struggled to learn something new, but also times when we've picked something up nearly ... read more

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