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May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015

Majority of Older Adults Willing to Be Screened by Telephone for Dementia

May 1, 2015 — Nearly two-thirds of older adults were willing to undergo telephone screening for dementia, according to a new study. Willingness to be screened by phone did not differ by sex, age or ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Chemotherapy can lead to excessive mind wandering and an inability to concentrate, research shows. Dubbed 'chemo-brain,' the negative cognitive effects of the cancer treatment have long ... read more

MRI Shows Association Between Reading to Young Children and Brain Activity

Apr. 25, 2015 — There is evidence that reading to young children is in fact associated with differences in brain activity supporting early reading ... read more

Discovery May Open Door for Treating Fragile X Carriers

Apr. 24, 2015 — Fragile X syndrome, an inherited cause of autism and intellectual disability, can have consequences even for carriers of the disorder who don't have full-blown ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Many studies have linked more sleep to better memory, but new research in fruit flies demonstrates that extra sleep helps the brain overcome catastrophic neurological defects that otherwise would ... read more

Higher-Level Occupations May Increase Survival in Patients With a Common Form of Early-Onset Dementia

Apr. 23, 2015 — Doctors, lawyers and other "high level" professionals may have a built-in survival edge if they're diagnosed with the disease frontotemporal dementia (FTD), according to new research. ... read more

Epigenetic Marks Lay Foundations for a Child’s Future Abilities

Apr. 22, 2015 — Epigenetic marks on our DNA account for how all cells in the body have the same DNA sequence, inherited from our parents, but nonetheless there are hundreds of different cell types. The body uses ... read more

Verbal Therapy Could Block Consolidation of Fear Memories in Trauma Victims

Apr. 22, 2015 — A verbal 'updating' technique aimed at blocking the consolidation of traumatic memories could protect against the long-term psychological and physiological effects of trauma, according to ... read more

Brain Abnormalities Found Among Those Experiencing Blast-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Apr. 22, 2015 — Individuals with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), particularly those who have had loss of consciousness (LOC), show structural brain abnormalities in their white matter as measured by diffusion ... read more

Emotional Intelligence Critical for Leaders

Apr. 22, 2015 — A newly minted Ph.D. surveyed county Extension directors, their subordinates and peers. The student connected diet and exercise to emotional leadership, a key component for leaders ... read more

Using Smartphones to Avoid Spatial Disorientation of Elderly

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers are using new network operator technologies to locate and send alerts when an old person with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) suffers from episodes of spatial disorientation. Up to the ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — Consumers of cannabis are more prone to experiencing false memories. One of the known consequences of consuming this drug is the memory problems it can cause. Chronic consumers show more difficulties ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — People walking on treadmill desks perform cognitive tasks nearly as well as those at sitting desks, new research finds. An exercise science professor and a neuroscientist report their findings after ... read more

Literacy App Improves School Readiness in at-Risk Preschoolers

Apr. 19, 2015 — Using mobile apps in preschool classrooms may help improve early literacy skills and boost school readiness for low-income children, according to research. "Guided use of an educational app may ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — Excessive movement common among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is actually vital to how they remember information and work out complex cognitive tasks, a new study shows. The ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — Many years of research have shown that for students from lower-income families, standardized test scores and other measures of academic success tend to lag behind those of wealthier students. A new ... read more

Cancer and Chemobrain: Cancer Diagnosis Affects Cognitive Function

Apr. 17, 2015 — Breast cancer patients often display mild cognitive defects even before the initiation of chemotherapy. A new study now attributes the syndrome to post-traumatic stress induced by diagnosis of the ... read more

Cognitive Problems Are Common After Cardiac Arrest

Apr. 17, 2015 — Half of all patients who survive a cardiac arrest experience problems with cognitive functions such as memory and attention, a major international study shows. Surprisingly, however, a control group ... read more

Nothing Beats a Good Night's Sleep for Helping People Absorb New Information, New Research Reveals

Apr. 17, 2015 — Researchers have found that successful long-term learning happens after classroom teaching, after the learners have slept on the new ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — 'By studying language in people with aphasia, we can try to accomplish two goals at once: we can improve our clinical understanding of aphasia and get new insights into how language is organized ... read more

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