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May 24, 2017

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May 24, 2017

Why More Intelligent People Tend to Be Atheistic

May 17, 2017 — The question about why more intelligent people tend to be atheistic dates back to the times of Romans and Ancient Greeks. The link between intelligence and religion can be explained if religion is ... read more

Tool May Help Determine Older Adults' History of Sports Concussions

May 17, 2017 — A new study in retired athletes takes the first steps in developing an objective tool for diagnosing a history of sports ... read more

May 16, 2017 — Researchers have measured how deposits of the pathological protein tau spread through the brain over the course of Alzheimer's disease. Their results show that the size of the deposit and the ... read more

Certain Immune Reactions to Viruses Cause Learning Problems

May 15, 2017 — Researchers have discovered a mechanism by which the body's immune reaction to viruses like influenza and HIV may cause learning and memory ... read more

Dementia-Related Brain Changes Observed Before Memory or Thinking Problems Are Noticeable

May 12, 2017 — Scientists discover a potential predictor for early dementia that could inform the development of drug and therapeutic interventions to treat or slow down the ... read more

Worsening Outcomes in Service Members Five Years After Mild Blast-Induced Concussion

May 10, 2017 — US military service members who endured a mild concussion after blast injury while deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan may continue to experience mental health symptoms as well as decreases in quality of ... read more

The Extent of Neuronal Loss in the Brain During MS

May 10, 2017 — A study establishes for the first time the extent of neuronal loss in the brain of a person with MS over their life, and finds that demyelination may not be as good an indicator of disease ... read more

Dread of Roses: Neurobehavioral Effects Found in Children Exposed to Flower Pesticides

May 10, 2017 — Researchers have found altered short-term neurological behaviors in children associated with a peak pesticide spraying season linked to the Mother's Day flower harvest. This study examined ... read more

Tell Me What Languages You Know and I'll Tell You How You Read

May 9, 2017 — The languages we speak influence several factors that we rely on for our ability to read, such as visual attention and phonological processes. So concludes a new study that could have implications in ... read more

Dad's Involvement With Baby Early on Associated With Boost in Mental Development

May 9, 2017 — Fathers who interact more with their children in their first few months of life could have a positive impact on their baby’s cognitive ... read more

Brain Injury Causes Impulse Control Problems in Rats

May 8, 2017 — New research confirms for the first time that even mild brain injury can result in impulse control problems in ... read more

May 8, 2017 — Memory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these ageing processes in the brain. This was shown in mice by scientists at the University of Bonn with their colleagues at The ... read more

Traumatic Brain Injuries May Be Helped With Drug Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder

May 8, 2017 — Medications used to treat depression and cancer may prevent nerve cell damage and help those suffering with traumatic brain injury, according to a new ... read more

Gut Microbes Linked to Brain Structure in People With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

May 5, 2017 — Research shows for the first time an association between the gut microbiota and the brain regions involved in the processing of sensory information from their bodies. Also, the researchers gained ... read more

Saliva Test Predicts Prolonged Concussion Symptoms in Children

May 4, 2017 — Although most of the 3 million concussions diagnosed in the US each year occur in children, the bulk of clinical guidelines are based on adults. Because of this, pediatricians are limited in how ... read more

Social Challenges Amplify Negative Effects of Childhood Lead Exposure

May 4, 2017 — Scientists already know early lead exposure can slow a child's cognitive and language development. Findings show lead's impact is especially strong for children in families also facing ... read more

New Hope for Patients With Primary Progressive Aphasia

May 4, 2017 — Researcher and clinician have developed the first group language intervention that helps individuals losing the ability to speak due to a rare form of dementia, and could help patients maintain their ... read more

Gene Mutation May Speed Up Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Disease

May 3, 2017 — A gene mutation may accelerate the loss of memory and thinking skills in people who are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study. The gene mutation is called the BDNF Val66Met allele, ... read more

May 3, 2017 — A new study adds more information about how physical activity impacts brain physiology and offers hope that it may be possible to reestablish some protective neuronal connections. Researchers ... read more

May 3, 2017 — If we as adults continue to learn the way we did as children, we can redefine what it means to be an 'aging' adult, a new theory ... read more

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