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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 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

Network Physicist Sheds Light on Alzheimer's, Schizophrenia

July 25, 2016 — A new study comparing mouse and macaque brains has found evidence of an evolutionary universal brain structure in mammals that could provide insights into brain disorders such as Alzheimer's and ... 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 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

July 13, 2016 — While measuring brain activity with magnetic resonance imaging during blood pressure trials, researchers found that men and women had opposite responses in the right front of the insular cortex, a ... read more

Driving Ability of People With Cognitive Impairment Difficult to Assess: Research Review

July 13, 2016 — No single assessment tool is able to consistently determine driving ability in people with Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment, a research review has ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Cinnamon is a delicious addition to toast, coffee and breakfast rolls. Eating the tasty household spice also might improve learning ability, according to new ... read more

July 12, 2016 — The inability to remember details, such as the location of objects, begins in early midlife (the 40s) and may be the result of a change in what information the brain focuses on during memory ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Obesity may ultimately be a disease of the brain, involving a progressive deterioration of various cognitive processes that influence eating. Researchers have now shown that memory inhibition -- the ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Understanding the networks of connections between brain regions and how they are changed by a stroke is crucial to understanding how stroke patients heal, according to new research. The types of ... read more

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