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Nov. 19, 2015 — The simple act of running may be sufficient to prevent long-term cognitive impairments caused by prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs, according to a study. The findings revealed that prenatal ... read more

How Exercise May Energize Brain Cell Function: Animal Study

Nov. 19, 2015 — As we age or develop neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, our brain cells may not produce sufficient energy to remain fully functional. Researchers have discovered that an enzyme ... read more

Brains With Autism Adapt Differently During Implicit Learning

Nov. 19, 2015 — A crucial difference in the way learning occurs in the brains of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been identified by scientists. They have examined how the brains of typical and ASD ... read more

Improving Fitness May Counteract Brain Atrophy in Older Adults, Study Shows

Nov. 19, 2015 — Older adults that improved their fitness through a moderate intensity exercise program increased the thickness of their brain's cortex, the outer layer of the brain that typically atrophies with ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — A simple technique to measure an individual's visual processing speed -- the speed at which an individual can comprehend visual information -- has been developed in order to identify whether or ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Although a group of HIV+ older individuals scored 'cognitively normal' in standard neuropsychology testing, a scan of their brains tells a different story, report neuroscientists following ... read more

College Studies May Reduce Risk of Dementia for Older Adults, Research Finds

Nov. 18, 2015 — Older adults who take college courses may increase their cognitive capacity and possibly reduce their risk for developing Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, according to new ... read more

First Insights Into Changes to Developing Brain Caused by Gene Associated With Autism

Nov. 17, 2015 — New insights show how even very small changes to synapses can alter brain function and could lead to intellectual disabilities. Researchers note that new research will help in the development of ... read more

Modulating Brain's Stress Circuitry Might Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Nov. 16, 2015 — In a novel animal study design that mimicked human clinical trials, researchers report that long-term treatment using a small molecule drug that reduces activity of the brain's stress circuitry ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that human brains exhibit more plasticity, propensity to be modeled by the environment, than chimpanzee brains and that this may have accounted for part of human ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — The human brain may be the most complex piece of organized matter in the known universe, but researchers have begun to unravel the genetic code underlying its function. Research has now identified a ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — Scientists have found evidence of a biological basis for apathy in healthy people. Research could shed light on the way some people become pathologically apathetic, for example after a stroke or with ... read more

Worrying About Work When You Are Not at Work

Nov. 12, 2015 — In a study of people's ability to detach themselves from work, a researcher used an online questionnaire to survey 103 employees pursuing 1,127 work goals. Overall, the study observed they had ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — A group of researchers has developed a cognitive model, made up of two million interconnected artificial neurons, able to learn to communicate using human language starting from a state of ... read more

Men With Alzheimer's Gene at Risk of Brain Bleeding, Study Finds

Nov. 11, 2015 — Additional evidence that Alzheimer's disease is unique to humans has been provided through recent research. This study also marks the latest study to focus on the Alzheimer's disease gene, ... read more

Innovative Health Program Reduces Depression, Unhealthy Weights in Teens

Nov. 9, 2015 — An innovative high school health program helped students maintain healthier weights and even alleviated severe depression for a full year after the program ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — The thickness of the cortex in a region of the brain that specializes in facial recognition can predict an individual's ability to recognize faces and other ... read more

Brain Imaging Reveals Possible Depression Signature in Traumatic Brain Injury

Nov. 5, 2015 — Individuals with depression in addition to traumatic brain injury (TBI) are prone to poorer recovery, reductions in cognitive performance, greater functional disability, increased suicide attempts ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Neuroscientists have discovered a novel mechanism for memory formation. Voltage-sensitive dye imaging of the swim motor program of the sea slug Tritonia reveals that some neurons possess ... read more

Strength of Brain Connectivity Varies With Fitness Level in Older Adults

Nov. 5, 2015 — A new study shows that age-related differences in brain health -- specifically the strength of connections between different regions of the brain -- vary with fitness level in older ... read more

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