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Elderly Get Memory Boost From Playing Video Games

Elderly Get Memory Boost From Playing Video Games

Newsy (Sep. 4, 2013) A study out of California showed better short-term memory and multitasking skills from an elderly group playing video games.
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Can Anyone Really Multitask?

Oct. 24, 2013 The age old adage ‘women are better at multitasking than men’ may have some scientific merit. Reporting on two experiments, researchers show that under certain conditions, women have an advantage ... full story
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How Multitasking Can Improve Judgments

May 13, 2013 Multitasking does not always result in poor judgments. In fact, multitasking can improve performance -- provided that the task at hand can be best resolved by using a simpler, less demanding ... full story
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Effects of Multitasking on Doctors' Ability to Diagnose

Sep. 10, 2013 Physicians may be able to complete simple tasks concurrently while diagnosing a patient without affecting the accuracy or speed of diagnoses, human factors researchers have suggested. Complex tasks, ... full story
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Female Frogs Prefer Males Who Can Multitask

Aug. 16, 2013 In a study of gray tree frogs, researchers discovered that females prefer males whose calls reflect the ability to multitask ... full story
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'Brain Training' May Boost Working Memory, but Not Intelligence

Oct. 8, 2013 Brain training games, apps, and websites are popular and it's not hard to see why -- who wouldn't want to give their mental abilities a boost? New research suggests that brain training ... full story
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The Perils of Texting While Driving

Oct. 11, 2013 US research reveals that four out of five college student drivers have used their cell phones to send or receive text messages while driving despite the majority recognizing that the activity ... full story
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Vision and Multitasking: Brain Can Perform More Than One Function Without Sacrificing Time or Accuracy

Jan. 15, 2014 Most of the time your brain doesn't perform as well as it could when it has to multitask. But when it comes to visual sampling, researchers have found that multitasking is no ... full story
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Is Multitasking Mastery in Genes?

Jan. 7, 2014 Human factors/ergonomics researchers have long studied the connection between cognitive function and the ability to perform well on multiple simultaneous tasks, and recently a group of ... full story
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ADHD Study: Expensive Training Programs Don't Help Grades, Behavior

Nov. 25, 2013 A two-year study found that computer-based training programs that claim to help children with ADHD succeed in the classroom and in peer relationships while reducing hyperactivity and inattentiveness ... full story
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Could Action Video Games Help People With Dyslexia Learn to Read?

Feb. 13, 2014 In addition to their trouble with reading, people with dyslexia also have greater difficulty than typical readers do when it comes to managing competing sensory cues, according to a study. The ... full story
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Training the Older Brain in 3-D: Video Game Enhances Cognitive Control

Sep. 4, 2013 Scientists have found a way to reverse some of the negative effects of aging on the brain, using a video game designed to improve cognitive ... full story
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Diamond Defect Boosts Quantum Technology

Feb. 4, 2014 New research shows that a remarkable defect in synthetic diamond produced by chemical vapor deposition allows researchers to measure, witness, and potentially manipulate electrons in a manner that ... full story
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Geriatric Health Professionals Experience Added Burden When Caring for Own Family Members

Jan. 14, 2014 In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers have found that in addition to the well-known burdens of caring for an older family member, a further set of complex stressors is ... full story
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Atherosclerosis: The Janus-Like Nature of JAM-A

Sep. 30, 2013 A new study sheds light on the role of the adhesion molecule JAM-A in the recruitment of immune cells to the inner layer of arteries – which promotes the development of ... full story
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New Program Helps Curb Phone Use While Driving

Dec. 4, 2013 Expanding their efforts to keep citizens safe on San Diego roadways, UC San Diego’s Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety program announced today that they are launching a new ... full story
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Tinnitus Discovery Opens Door to Possible New Treatment Avenues

Dec. 16, 2013 For tens of millions of Americans, a condition called tinnitus means there’s no such thing as the sound of silence. Now, new scientific findings that help explain what is going on inside their ... full story
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Brain Connectivity Study Reveals Striking Differences Between Men and Women

Dec. 2, 2013 A new brain connectivity study has found striking differences in the neural wiring of men and women that’s lending credence to some commonly-held beliefs about their ... full story
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Tiny Tweezers Allow Precision Control of Enzymes

July 3, 2013 Scientists have developed a pair of tweezers shrunk down to an astonishingly tiny scale. The group demonstrated that the nanotweezers, fabricated by means of the base-pairing properties of DNA, could ... full story
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No Longer Junk: Role of Long Noncoding RNAs in Autism Risk

Mar. 24, 2014 RNA acts as the intermediary between genes and proteins, but the function of pieces of RNA that do not code for protein has, historically, been less clear. Researchers have ignored these noncoding ... full story
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Multitasking Neurons Filter and Decide: How Neural Circuits Identify Information Needed for Decisions

Nov. 6, 2013 Using brain recordings and a computer model, an interdisciplinary team confounds the conventional wisdom about how the brain sorts out relevant versus irrelevant sensory inputs in making ... full story
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