Intelligence News
April 27, 2017

Latest Headlines
updated 1:00am EDT

More Intelligence News
April 27, 2017

Low Levels of 'Memory Protein' Linked to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 25, 2017 — This discovery may lead to important research and may one day help experts develop new and better therapies for Alzheimer's and other forms of cognitive ... read more

Brains of One-Handed People Suggest New Organization Theory

Apr. 20, 2017 — In people born with one hand, the brain region that would normally light up with that missing hand's activity lights up instead with the activity of other body parts -- including the arm, foot, ... read more

Want to Stay Mentally Healthy in Older Age? Stimulate Your Brain in Early Life

Apr. 20, 2017 — Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according to new ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Damaging tangles of the protein tau dot the brains of people with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and boxer's dementia. Now, a team of scientists has found a way to measure tau ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Human umbilical cord blood can rejuvenate learning and memory in older mice, according to a new study. The findings could lead to new treatments for age-associated declines in mental ... read more

Brain Sets a Unique Learning Rate for Everything We Do, by Self-Adjusting to the Environment

Apr. 19, 2017 — Each time we get feedback, the brain is hard at work updating its knowledge and behavior in response to changes in the environment; yet, if there's uncertainty or volatility in the environment, ... read more

Reduction of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms Associated With Noninvasive Technology

Apr. 19, 2017 — A closed-loop acoustic stimulation brainwave technology significantly reduced symptoms in people suffering from post-traumatic stress in a small pilot study, report ... read more

Think Brain Games Make You Smarter? Think Again, Researchers Say

Apr. 17, 2017 — Brain games marketed by the billion-dollar brain-training industry don't improve cognition or help prevent age-related brain decline, new research ... read more

Apr. 14, 2017 — Gambling addiction is a mental disorder characterized by excessive risk-taking despite negative results. Scientific studies using functional MRI have previously shown that addicts have altered ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — People's ability to make random choices or mimic a random process, such as coming up with hypothetical results for a series of coin flips, peaks around age 25, according to a ... read more

Brain Structure, Anxiety and Negative Bias Linked in Healthy Adults

Apr. 13, 2017 — Healthy college students who have a relatively small inferior frontal cortex - a brain region behind the temples that helps regulate thoughts and emotions - are more likely than others to suffer from ... read more

Think You Can Handle Your Alcohol? Study May Urge Some Drinkers to Think Again

Apr. 13, 2017 — Heavy drinkers develop behavioral tolerance to alcohol over time on some fine motor tasks, but not on more complex tasks, suggests a ... read more

Cognitive and Psychosocial Function of Retired Professional Hockey Players

Apr. 13, 2017 — Researchers have reported on the most comprehensive neuropsychological study of retired professional ice hockey players to date. They found that the alumni involved in the study, most of whom played ... read more

When It Comes to Reading, Kindergarten Is the New First Grade

Apr. 13, 2017 — A new nationwide study has found that children entering first grade in 2013 had significantly better reading skills than similar students had just 12 years earlier. Researchers say this means that in ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — It doesn’t matter if it’s Bach, the Beatles, Brad Paisley or Bruno Mars. Your favorite music likely triggers a similar type of activity in your brain as other people’s favorites do in theirs, ... read more

Potential Therapy to Prevent 'Chemobrain' in Cancer Patients

Apr. 12, 2017 — A compound called 'KU-32' prevents cognitive decline in rats caused by chemotherapy treatment, research shows. KU-32 works by inducing the heat shock response, which protects cells and may ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Nearly half of people with one mental illness also experience another mental illness at the same time. This is leading researchers to shift their focus away from individual disorders and search ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Unique graphic characters called Greebles may prove to be valuable tools in detecting signs of Alzheimer's disease decades before symptoms become ... read more

Interpersonal Abuse in Early Life May Lead to Concentration Issues Later in Life

Apr. 10, 2017 — Does a history of abuse before the age of 18 affect later capacity to concentrate and stay focused? According to a new study, Veterans with a history of physical or sexual abuse or witnessing family ... read more

Negative Sounds Emphasized in Burned-out Brains

Apr. 10, 2017 — Many people experience symptoms of burnout that include exhaustion, cynicism and reduced professional efficacy and often also difficulties in concentration and memory. The results of a new study ... read more

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017