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November 24, 2015

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November 24, 2015

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

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

Nov. 5, 2015 — Researchers have identified how your mind processes and differentiates between positive and negative ones when you're trying to get a job ... read more

Expert System for Early Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

Nov. 5, 2015 — The opinion of a qualified professional is unlikely to be replaced by a computer algorithm for the diagnosis of schizophrenia. However, additional medical evidence based on such an algorithm might be ... read more

Estrogen Drug May Not Benefit Women With Alzheimer's Dementia

Nov. 4, 2015 — An estrogen-like drug, raloxifene, has no demonstrated benefit on memory and thinking skills for women with dementia due to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new ... read more

Chemotherapy-Induced Hearing Loss Affects Neurocognition in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors

Nov. 4, 2015 — Platinum-based chemotherapy may not only impact hearing, but that the hearing loss may then contribute to long-term neurocognitive deficits, report neuroscientists in a new ... read more

Brain's Hippocampus Is Essential Structure for All Aspects of Recognition Memory, Researchers Find

Nov. 3, 2015 — The hippocampus, a brain structure known to play a role in memory and spatial navigation, is essential to one’s ability to recognize previously encountered events, objects, or people – a ... read more

Preschoolers Working Memory Forecasts Teenage Dropout Risk

Nov. 3, 2015 — Preschoolers who score lower on a working memory task are likely to score higher on a dropout risk scale at the age of 13, researchers have ... read more

Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Benefits People With Depression, Anxiety

Nov. 2, 2015 — Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) combined with clinical care has been shown to benefit people with depression, anxiety and emotional distress from illness, according to an ... read more

Working Memory: Underlying Processes Are More Complex Than We Thought

Oct. 30, 2015 — In order to retain a piece of information for a short time, working memory is required. The underlying processes are considerably more complex than hitherto assumed. Two brain states must alternate ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — A research study has debunked the widely-held belief that the hippocampus, a crucial part of the brain that consolidates new memories and helps connect emotions to the senses, is larger in females ... read more

Long-Term Aerobic Exercise Prevents Age-Related Brain Changes

Oct. 29, 2015 — A study of the brains of mice shows that structural deterioration associated with old age can be prevented by long-term aerobic exercise starting in mid-life, according to new research. Structural ... read more

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