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October 5, 2015

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October 5, 2015

Sep. 28, 2015 — There is a strong correspondence between a particular set of connections in the brain and positive lifestyle and behavior traits, according to a new study. The researchers point out that their ... read more

Praise from the Boss Doesn't Always Motivate Us, Study Finds

Sep. 28, 2015 —  Receiving praise and recognition in the workplace motivates us for simple tasks but not for more complex projects, according to a new study. The research found that individuals reported lower ... read more

MS Researchers Correlate Brief International Cognitive Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis, Performance of Everyday Life Activities

Sep. 24, 2015 — Scientists found that the Brief International Cognitive Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis predicted performance of activities of daily living using Actual Reality. There are implications for ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors have lower working memory performance compared to healthy adults, according to researchers. The report suggests that adult survivors of pediatric posterior ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — The ability to walk has been restored following a spinal cord injury, using one's own brain power, according to research. The preliminary proof-of-concept study shows that it is possible to use ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — When faced with a change to our environment, we have to make appropriate decisions, which usually involves the orbitofrontal cortex. Yet unexpectedly, scientists have discovered that a brain region ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Neuroscientists have now identified a brain circuit that processes the 'when' and 'where' components of memory. Previous models of memory had suggested that the hippocampus, a ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Evidence from experiments reported in a new study show that a specific region of the brain appears essential for resolving the uncertainty that can build up as we progress through an everyday ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Adolescence, like infancy, has been said to include distinct sensitive periods during which brain plasticity is heightened; but in a review of the neuroscience literature saw little evidence for this ... read more

Increased Activity in Older Brains May Point to New Avenues for Treating Memory Loss

Sep. 22, 2015 — Scientists have examined activity in a little-studied part of the brain associated with memory and found for the first time the reason that neurons there become more active in old age, findings that ... read more

Researchers Identify Possible Physiological Cause of Brain Deficits With Aging

Sep. 22, 2015 — Like scratchy-sounding old radio dials that interfere with reception, circuits in the brain that grow noisier over time may be responsible for ways in which we slow mentally as we grow old, according ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Children are not as gullible as we might think -- and that's especially true for those who have a good understanding of what's going on inside someone else's head, new research ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — A new study links anxiety, a brain structure called the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), and optimism, finding that healthy adults who have larger OFCs tend to be more optimistic and less ... read more

Reduced Conflict-Related Brain Activity May Indicate Risk for Psychosis

Sep. 22, 2015 — Researchers have shown that lower levels of conflict-related brain activity are associated with a higher risk for later psychosis. Their study offers evidence that conflict-related brain activation ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Our long-term memory is consolidated when we sleep. Short-term memory traces in the hippocampus, an area deep in the brain, are then relocated to more outer parts of the brain. An international team ... read more

Researchers Use Neuroimaging to Measure Early Cognitive Improvement After Mild TBI

Sep. 21, 2015 — A neuroimaging study details working memory deficits and cognitive recovery during initial week after concussion. The fMRI studies, conducted at <72 hours after injury and one week later, provide ... read more

Eye-Tracking Glasses Reveal the Learning Process

Sep. 21, 2015 — Using eye-tracking glasses, a professor has developed a new method to determine how novice medical students learn compared to more experienced medical ... read more

Old Drug Offers New Hope to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

Sep. 21, 2015 — Salsalate, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, effectively reversed tau-related dysfunction in an animal model of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), scientists have discovered. Salsalate prevented ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — For adults, memories tend to fade with time. But a new study has shown that there are circumstances under which the opposite is true for small children: they can remember a piece of information ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Computer science researchers have created an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can solve SAT geometry questions as well as the average American 11th-grade student, a breakthrough in AI ... read more

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