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October 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016

New Evaluation Model Delivers Improved Care for Patients With Cognitive Disorders

Oct. 24, 2016 — First year data on the effectiveness of a new care model has been published. The work follows a three-step evaluation and management plan from clinicians in Geriatrics, Neuropsychology and Neurology, ... read more

How Neuroscience Can Benefit the Learning and Performance of Music

Oct. 14, 2016 — Understanding the factors that impact on brain development and brain function in musicians can empower music teachers to unlock each learner’s full potential, a new study ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Tauopathies are a group of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease that are characterized by the deposition of aggregates of the tau protein inside brain cells. A new study ... read more

Correlation Found in TBI, Concussions

Oct. 11, 2016 — Physicians and researchers have identified a link between domestic violence and traumatic brain injury. The findings could have important implications in the treatment of domestic violence survivors, ... read more

New Study Finds 'Amplifier' Helps Make Connections in the Fetal Brain

Oct. 11, 2016 — Early neural connections are sparse, weak, and unreliable. Now researchers have discovered that fetal brains use a special amplifier in order to transmit ... read more

Brain Training May Help Keep Seniors on the Road

Oct. 10, 2016 — Older adults who participate in training designed to improve cognitive ability are more likely to continue driving over the next 10 years than those who do not, according to health ... read more

What's Really Going on in PTSD Brains? Experts Suggest New Theory

Oct. 7, 2016 — PTSD experts agree that the condition has its roots in very real, physical processes within the brain – and not some sort of psychological “weakness”. But no clear consensus has emerged about ... read more

Oct. 7, 2016 — Mathematical modeling of the brain scans of patients with Alzheimer's disease and others at risk for the devastating neurodegenerative disorder has identified specific patterns of brain atrophy ... read more

Women's Better Verbal Memory Skills May Mask Early Signs of Alzheimer's

Oct. 6, 2016 — Women may have better verbal memory skills than men even when their brains show the same level of problems metabolizing glucose, which occurs in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — In a new study, scientists have discovered that early marijuana use may result in abnormal brain function and lower ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Dance and music training have even stronger effects on the brain than previously understood -- but in markedly different ways, say ... read more

Bragging as a Strategy: What Boasting Buys, and Costs, a Candidate

Oct. 5, 2016 — Whether it’s better to brag or to be humble can depend on what perception one seeks to change, whether hard evidence will come to light and what that evidence says, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Researchers have long thought that the region of the brain involved in some of the highest forms of cognition and reasoning -- the prefrontal cortex (PFC) -- was too underdeveloped in young children, ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Researchers have studied which brain processes consolidate memories during sleep. They found clear parallels to findings from experimental animal ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — A protein linked to higher risk of Alzheimer's can be removed from the brains of mice without hindering memory and learning, according to a study that addresses whether potential therapeutics ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Regular users of cannabis are less aware of their own mistakes, and they are not good at creative thinking, concludes new research on the effects of ... read more

Do Older People Take Fewer Risks?

Oct. 4, 2016 — Whether and how risk-taking propensity varies over a person’s life span depends in part on how risk taking is measured, research concludes. When subjects are asked how they assess their risk ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — Drop tests from as high as two meters show air bag helmet may reduce impact by as much as six-fold compared to traditional bike helmets, report ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — For the past 100 years, scientists have understood that different areas of the brain serve unique purposes. Only recently have they realized that the organization isn't static. Rather than ... read more

Little Evidence That Brain-Training Games Yield Real-World Benefits

Oct. 3, 2016 — A systematic review of the scientific studies cited by brain-training companies as evidence that their products improve cognition in daily life finds no convincing evidence to support those claims. ... read more

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