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September 26, 2016

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September 26, 2016

Studying: Is It Bad for Your Health to Pull an All-Nighter?

Sep. 19, 2016 — A late night at the library, copious amounts of energy drinks or coffee and class notes from the last month; surely you’ll be able to ace the exam if you just spend the next 24 hours focused on the ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Research has found that structured block-building games improve spatial abilities in children to a greater degree than board ... read more

Memory Loss Not Enough to Diagnose Alzheimer's

Sep. 13, 2016 — Relying on clinical symptoms of memory loss to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease may miss other forms of dementia caused by Alzheimer’s that don’t initially affect memory, reports a new ... read more

Graded Aerobic Treadmill Testing in Children and Adolescents With Sports-Related Concussion

Sep. 13, 2016 — Graded aerobic treadmill testing is safe, tolerable, and useful in evaluating and managing cases of sports-related concussion in children and ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Dystroglycan, a muscle cell receptor whose dysfunction causes muscular dystrophy, actually has a critical role in brain development, researchers have ... read more

Bilinguals Have an Improved Attentional Control, Study Suggests

Sep. 9, 2016 — Researchers from the United Kingdom have shed light onto the cognitive benefits of bilingualism, pointing to an enhanced ability to maintain attention and focus. The results of the study suggest it ... read more

Child Stimulation Intervention Fosters Early Child Development in Rural Peru

Sep. 9, 2016 — Children in rural Peru who are stimulated with age-adjusted toys at an early age perform better in categories such as fine motor skills, understanding time and space, or cognitive abilities. The ... read more

How Long Should Children Be Allowed to Play Video Games?

Sep. 9, 2016 — A new study indicates that playing video games for a limited amount of time each week may provide benefits to children, but too much can be ... read more

Neuroscience: Linking Perception to Action

Sep. 8, 2016 — A researcher studying how the brain uses perception of the environment to guide action has a new understanding of the neural circuits responsible for transforming sensation into ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — Imagine if playing a new video game or riding a rollercoaster could help you prepare for an exam or remember other critical information. A new study in mice shows this link may be ... read more

Emotionally Invested Parents Give Children a Leg Up in Life

Sep. 7, 2016 — Children with emotionally invested parents are more likely to be successful, a study ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — When we are busy with something that requires the use of sight, the brain reduces hearing to make it easy for us, concludes a new study. The results give researchers a deeper understanding of what ... read more

Cognitive Function Tests Reliable for People With Intellectual Disabilities, Research Shows

Sep. 7, 2016 — A battery of tests appears to have strong potential for measuring cognitive changes over time for people with intellectual disabilities, research concludes. The work could open new doors to research ... read more

Using Light to Image and Potentially to Treat PTSD

Sep. 6, 2016 — After years of studying the effects of near-infrared light on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries, a team of bioengineers has published research that could result ... read more

Post-Mortem Assessment Guidelines for Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Sep. 6, 2016 — The first validated set of pathological criteria for assessing the likelihood that cognitive impairment was caused by vascular disease has been outlined by new ... read more

'Traffic Jam' in Brain Linked to Common Cognitive Disorder

Sep. 6, 2016 — A brain MRI could help improve the diagnosis of people with a common type of cognitive disorder, according to a new study. Vascular cognitive disorder is caused by disease of the vessels supplying ... read more

Personnel Selection, Training Could Mitigate the Effects of Cognitive Lock-Up Among Automation Operators

Sep. 2, 2016 — A correlation has been found between an operator’s working memory and ability to sustain attention and a phenomenon known as cognitive lock-up, when an individual focuses longer on an initial ... read more

Sep. 2, 2016 — Scientists say the more foreign languages we learn, the more effectively our brain reacts and processes the data accumulated in the course of ... read more

Parents' Math Skills 'Rub Off' on Their Children

Sep. 1, 2016 — Parents who excel at math produce children who excel at math. This is according to a recent study that shows a distinct transfer of math skills from parent to child. The study specifically explored ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Buried deep underneath the folds of the cerebral cortex, neural stem cells in the hippocampus continue to generate new neurons, inciting a struggle between new and old as the new attempts to gain a ... read more

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