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May 31, 2016

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May 31, 2016

Using Virtual Users to Develop Accessible ICT-Based Applications

May 27, 2016 — In a new report, researchers report the development of a set of parametric cognitive virtual models of users with disabilities that can be used to simulate the user interaction with Information and ... read more

Investigating How 'Chemo Brain' Develops in Cancer Patients

May 25, 2016 — During and after chemotherapy, many cancer patients describe feeling a mental fog, a condition that has been dubbed 'chemo brain.' Why this happens is unclear, but researchers have found a ... read more

Distinguishing Differences in Dementia Using Brain Scans

May 24, 2016 — Neuroscientists are now able to distinguish two different forms of dementia using advanced imaging techniques. This is the first step towards early recognition of dementia in patients on the basis of ... read more

Conventional Radiation Therapy May Not Protect Healthy Brain Cells

May 18, 2016 — Repeated radiation therapy used to target tumors in the brain may not be as safe to healthy brain cells as previously assumed. The findings of a new study show that the treatment also kills important ... read more

Kids Who Text and Watch TV Simultaneously Likely to Underperform at School

May 18, 2016 — The more time teenagers spend splitting their attention between various devices such as their phones, video games or TV, the lower their test scores in math and English tend to be. More time spent ... read more

May 17, 2016 — We tend to think our memory works like a filing cabinet. We experience an event, generate a memory and then file it away for later use. However, according to medical research, the basic mechanisms ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Researchers have developed a technique for imaging brain activity in a freely walking fruit fly. Working with one of the most common model organisms in science, the team shows for the first time what ... read more

How Shift Work Affect Cognitive Functions

May 17, 2016 — A new study shows that compared to non-shift workers, shift workers needed more time to complete a test that is frequently used by physicians to screen for cognitive impairment. However, those who ... read more

'It's Rude to Point,' Right? Not Always

May 17, 2016 — The old adage that ‘it’s rude to point’ might need a rethink after new research showed that young children struggle to make sense of common symbols like arrows, and respond best to a pointing ... read more

As Sleep Apnea Severity Increases So Do the Learning Challenges in Kids

May 16, 2016 — Sleep assessments in young children showed that, in the context of habitual snoring and enlarged tonsils and adenoids, moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea increased the likelihood and ... read more

Children, Youth Take Longer to Fully Recover from Concussion

May 16, 2016 — The findings indicate that those in the age group of eight and 16 are not only vulnerable to concussions, but because their brain is still developing, they are neurologically more fragile than adults ... read more

May 13, 2016 — Scientists have just revealed that the brain has a network of brain regions involved in advanced mathematics, as well as simpler arithmetic operations. This network is only activated when numbers are ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Using a new imaging agent that binds to tau protein and makes it visible in positron emission tomography (PET) scans, scientists have shown that measures of tau are better markers of the cognitive ... read more

'Communication Breakdown' During General Anesthesia

May 11, 2016 — Some anesthesia drugs work in a straightforward manner by dampening down neurons in the brain. The mechanism of one anesthetic, however, has proved elusive: ketamine. When ketamine is used for ... read more

New Brain Research May Help Treat Single-Sided Deafness

May 11, 2016 — A new discovery could help people suffering with single-sided deafness (SSD) find a treatment quicker -- and could potentially lead to a cure. SSD can be caused by a number of things -- from viral ... read more

Study Links Parental Depression to Brain Changes and Risk-Taking in Adolescents

May 10, 2016 — Parental depression contributes to greater brain activity in areas linked to risk taking in adolescent children, likely leading to more risk-taking and rule-breaking behaviors, a new study concludes. ... read more

Why Bad Experiences Are Remembered out of Context

May 10, 2016 — Bad experiences can cause people to strongly remember the negative content itself but only weakly remember the surrounding context, and a new study has revealed how this happens in the brain. The ... read more

May 10, 2016 — A five-minute measurement of resting-state brain activity predicted how quickly adults learned a second language, report ... read more

Stave Off Cognitive Decline With Seafood

May 10, 2016 — Eating a meal of seafood or other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids at least once a week may protect against age-related memory loss and thinking problems in older people, according to a team of ... read more

Working Memory Is Better After a Barefoot Run

May 10, 2016 — Running barefoot is better than running with shoes for your working memory, according to a new study. The study is the first to show that running barefoot leads to better cognitive performance than ... read more

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