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April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

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

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

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

Eight Nutrients to Protect the Aging Brain

Apr. 15, 2015 — Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle according to a 2014 AARP study. As people age they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — The ability to make a Lower Paleolithic hand axe depends on complex cognitive control by the prefrontal cortex, including the 'central executive' function of working memory, a new study ... read more

Disruption of Sleep in Children Could Hamper Memory Processes

Apr. 15, 2015 — Sleep-disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, according to a new study. The research found that disrupted sleep had an impact on different memory processes and how children ... read more

Children With Disabilities Can Make Competent Witnesses

Apr. 15, 2015 — It's estimated that one in three children with disabilities experiences some form of maltreatment. A new study of British children shows that the disclosures of children with intellectual ... read more

Age-Related Changes in the Brain Can Have Significant Impact on Individuals, Society

Apr. 14, 2015 — Gradual and variable change in mental functions that occurs naturally as people age, not as part of a neurological disease such as Alzheimer's disease, is one of the most challenging health ... read more

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