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Aug. 19, 2016 — Researchers are investigating motor learning by studying the golfer's steady gaze. Not only can the researchers measure what advantages professionals have over novices: in their studies, they ... read more

Exercise Can Tackle Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Aug. 12, 2016 — Aerobic exercise, such as treadmills and exercise bikes, in combination with their medication, can significantly help people coping with the long-term mental health condition schizophrenia, according ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — A group of biomedical engineers use functional near-infrared spectroscopy to measure mental workload as subjects navigate a college ... read more

Want a Better Memory? Try Eating a Mediterranean Diet

Aug. 9, 2016 — The Mediterranean diet can improve your mind, as well your heart, shows a new ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — Whether or not they aced the subject in high school, human beings are physics masters when it comes to understanding and predicting how objects in the world will behave. Cognitive scientists have ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — A new study reveals that a brain region dedicated to reading has connections necessary for that skill even before children learn to read. By scanning the brains of children before and after they ... read more

Seasonal Allergies Could Change Your Brain

Aug. 8, 2016 — Hay fever may do more than give you a stuffy nose and itchy eyes, seasonal allergies may change the brain, says a new ... read more

Brain Network of Psychopathic Criminal Functions Differently

Aug. 5, 2016 — A strong focus on reward combined with a lack of self-control appears to be linked to the tendency to commit an offence. Brain scans show that this combination occurs in psychopathic criminals, say ... read more

Brain's Finely Tuned System of Energy Supply Revealed

Aug. 4, 2016 — New research reveals how the brain is able to meet its massive energy demands with a 'just in time' system that delivers oxygen that fuels nerve cells. The findings could shed light on ... read more

Specific Brain Training Reduces Dementia Risk Across 10 Years

Aug. 4, 2016 — While many companies have long promised that their brain-training products can sharpen aging minds, only one type of computerized brain training so far has been shown to improve people's mental ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — From middle-age, the brains of obese individuals display differences in white matter similar to those in lean individuals ten years their senior, according to new ... read more

Study Suggests 'Use It or Lose It' to Defend Against Memory Loss

Aug. 3, 2016 — Researchers have identified a protein essential for building memories that appears to predict the progression of memory loss and brain atrophy in Alzheimer's patients. Their findings suggest ... read more

Aug. 3, 2016 — Research has found that exercise causes more new neurons to be formed in a critical brain region, and contrary to an earlier study, these new neurons do not cause the individual to forget old ... read more

Exercise Results in Larger Brain Size and Lowered Dementia Risk

Aug. 2, 2016 — Regular physical activity for older adults could lead to higher brain volumes and a reduced risk for developing dementia. It particularly affected the size of the hippocampus, which controls ... read more

Combining Medications Could Offer Better Results for ADHD Patients

Aug. 1, 2016 — Three studies report that combining two standard medications could lead to greater clinical improvements for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than either ADHD therapy ... read more

July 29, 2016 — A diet high in saturated fat can make your brain struggle to control what you eat, says a new study. Consuming fish oil instead of lard can make a significant difference, the study ... read more

Cognitive Ability Varies, but Prejudice Is Universal

July 29, 2016 — A new study shows both high and low cognitive ability have distinct prejudices against particular ... read more

July 29, 2016 — A new study, which followed 180 pre-term infants from birth to age seven, found that babies who were fed more breast milk within the first 28 days of life had had larger volumes of certain regions of ... read more

July 28, 2016 — For the first time, scientists report using transcranial alternating current stimulation, or tACS, to target a specific kind of brain activity during sleep and strengthen memory in healthy ... read more

Brain Changes After Menopause May Lead to Lack of Physical Activity

July 28, 2016 — Researchers have found a connection between lack of ovarian hormones and changes in the brain's pleasure center, a hotspot in the brain that processes and reinforces messages related to reward, ... read more

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