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July 30, 2016

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July 30, 2016

Elite Cyclists Are More Resilient to Mental Fatigue

July 26, 2016 — As British cyclist Chris Froome celebrates his third Tour de France victory, research shows for the first time that elite endurance athletes have superior ability to resist mental fatigue. The new ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A new neuroimaging study reveals the mental stages people go through as they are solving challenging math problems. Insights from this new work may eventually be applied to the design of more ... read more

Brains of College Athletes With Prior Concussion Show Physical Changes Months, Years Later

July 21, 2016 — University athletes with a history of concussion had changes in the size, blood flow and connections in their brains months and even years after the injury -- changes not seen in athletes without ... read more

Higher-Income Students Have an Edge When It Comes to Working Memory

July 20, 2016 — Researchers have discovered important differences between lower and higher-income children in their ability to use working memory, a key brain function responsible for everything from remembering a ... read more

People Estimate Their Own Abilities Based on Others' Performance

July 20, 2016 — Ratings of our own abilities are strongly influenced by the performance of others, according to a new study. Interacting with high performers makes us feel more capable in cooperative team settings, ... read more

Changes in Brain Activity After Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in Adolescents

July 20, 2016 — Researchers are studying how cognitive therapy that uses mindfulness techniques, such as meditation, quiet reflection and facilitator-led discussion, may serve as an adjunct to pharmacological ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Social robots can be used in the educational or health system, where they would support trainers and therapists in their work. The robots can be programmed to practice vocabulary with children or to ... read more

July 20, 2016 — The world around is complex and changing constantly. To put it in order, we devise categories into which we sort new concepts. To do this we apply different strategies. A team of researchers wanted ... read more

July 19, 2016 — People who selectively recalled positive information over neutral and negative information performed worse on memory tests conducted by neurobiologists, who said the results suggest that this ... read more

July 19, 2016 — The abnormal pattern of functional connectivity in patients with mild cognitive impairment can be considered an indicator of the alterations in the functioning of neurons due to the onset of ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Researchers suggest that while no gene 'causes' mental ill health, some genes can make people more sensitive to the effects of their environment -- for better and for worse -- leading to ... read more

Body-Mind Meditation Can Boost Attention and Health, Lower Stress

July 18, 2016 — Meditation has long been promoted as a way to feel more at peace. But research shows it can significantly improve attention, working memory, creativity, immune function, emotional regulation, ... read more

July 18, 2016 — A new study on infantile memory formation in rats points to the importance of critical periods in early-life learning on functional development of the brain. The research reveals the significance of ... read more

Mental, Physical Exercises Produce Distinct Brain Benefits

July 18, 2016 — Cognitive brain training improves executive function whereas aerobic activity improves memory, according to new ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Human intelligence is being defined and measured for the first time ever. It turns out that the more variable a brain is, and the more its different parts frequently connect with each other, the ... read more

Genomic Region Associated With Autism Plays Role in Specific Cognitive Functions

July 18, 2016 — A new study reports that variations in 16p11.2, a region of the genome associated with risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), have distinct effects on cognition. The findings highlight the diversity ... read more

Working Memory in Aging Adults Becomes Increasingly Affected by Alcohol

July 15, 2016 — Working memory can be thought of as short-term memory, temporarily holding ideas and recent events in the mind for quick recall. Working memory often declines with age; it may also be susceptible to ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Every time you move around, you are turning on genes in your brain. A study in mice shows that if such genes get stuck in the "on" position, the consequences can include faulty brain wiring ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Fathers play a surprisingly large role in their children's development, from language and cognitive growth in toddlerhood to social skills in fifth grade, according to new ... read more

July 13, 2016 — A gene associated with Alzheimer's disease and recovery after brain injury may show its effects on the brain and thinking skills as early as childhood, according to a new ... read more

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