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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 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

Measuring Macular Pigment Offers Potential as a Biomarker of Cognitive Health

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers are investigating the potential link between cognitive function and levels of a vital eye pigment linked to diet. The study suggests that measuring macular pigment offers potential as a ... read more

Bilingualism and the Brain: How Language Shapes Our Ability to Process Information

Aug. 24, 2015 — In an increasingly globalised world, there are many practical benefits to speaking two languages rather than one. Even in the US, which is largely monolingual, more than 20 percent of the population ... read more

How Exposure to Brief Trauma and Sudden Sounds Form Lasting Memories

Aug. 24, 2015 — Researchers have found how even brief exposure to sudden sounds or mild trauma can form permanent, long-term brain connections, or memories, in a specific region of the ... read more

Association Between Transient Newborn Hypoglycemia, 4th Grade Achievement

Aug. 24, 2015 — A study matching newborn glucose concentration screening results with fourth-grade achievement test scores suggests that early transient newborn hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) was associated with ... read more

Physical Activity Linked to Greater Mental Flexibility in Older Adults

Aug. 24, 2015 — One day soon, doctors may determine how physically active you are simply by imaging your brain. Physically fit people tend to have larger brain volumes and more intact white matter than their ... 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

Systematic Review Shows 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Does Enhance Cognition

Aug. 19, 2015 — A new systematic review shows that modafinil does indeed confer significant cognitive benefits in certain groups and with certain tasks, including decision-making and ... 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. 19, 2015 — By early childhood, the sight regions of a blind person's brain respond to sound, especially spoken language, a neuroscientist has found. Working with individuals who are blind offers cognitive ... 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 — Some stressful experiences -- such as chronic childhood abuse -- are so traumatic, the memories hide like a shadow in the brain and can't be consciously accessed. Eventually, suppressed memories ... 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

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