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Is Apathy A Sign Of A Shrinking Brain?

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April 17, 2014
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A recent study links apathetic feelings to a smaller brain. Researchers say the results indicate a need for apathy screening for at-risk seniors. Video provided by Newsy


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3D Human Brain Map Points Way to Future Discovery

3D Human Brain Map Points Way to Future Discovery

Reuters (July 16, 2013) — German and Canadian scientists have built a three dimensional map of the human brain to help in the development of new treatments for neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The "human brain map" shows the organ in unprecedented detail, allowing neuro-researchers to examine brain function and pathways on a molecular level. Rob Muir reports.
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Exercise Keeps Older Brains in Shape

Exercise Keeps Older Brains in Shape

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 4, 2013) — A healthy brain just keeps getting better with age. That is the surprising discovery of Ernst Poeppel, a brain researcher in Munich. Vocabulary, verbal memory and spacial and associative reasoning reach peak performance between the ages of 40 and 56. Ernst Poeppel says young and old brains show very little difference. So there's no reason they can't function optimally a whole life long - provided they're kept in shape like muscles. They can even grow new brain cells. The neuro-networks and transmitters, on the other hand, can get a bit rusty with age.
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Math Plus Anxiety Equals Physical Pain ... Seriously

Math Plus Anxiety Equals Physical Pain ... Seriously

Newsy (Nov. 2, 2012) — A new study shows parts of the brain that lite up when subjects are anxious about math are the same parts of the brain that register pain.
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Study Links Heading of Soccer Ball to Brain Damage

Study Links Heading of Soccer Ball to Brain Damage

Reuters (June 30, 2013) — A new study links frequent heading of the ball in soccer to brain damage. Research published in the journal Radiology, says players who head the ball frequently are more likely to suffer brain damage and memory loss than players who focus more on their feet.
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