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April 29, 2016

Hearing Aid Use Is Associated With Improved Cognitive Function in Hearing-Impaired Elderly

Apr. 25, 2016 — Older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing, new research ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Neuroscientists discover brain processes which lead to the concept of “zero” on the number ... read more

No Risk Association Observed for Anthracycline Chemotherapy, Cognitive Decline

Apr. 21, 2016 — New data analyses found no association between anthracycline chemotherapy and greater risk of cognitive decline in breast cancer survivors, according to an article. Possible adverse effects of breast ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Electrical stimulation of the brain's cells while solving challenging tasks can lead to mental overload. The researchers divided the task they gave to study participants into three levels -- ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — The ability to adapt to changes in the environment is key to survival, but this type of behavioral flexibility is often impaired in older individuals. A study in mice shows that the age-related ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Researchers have pinpointed the area of the brain responsible for recognizing human facial expressions. It's on the right side of the brain behind the ear, in a region called the posterior ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Chronic brain diseases such as epilepsy involve disturbances of the brain's electrical activity. Finding new and better ways to correct them is the dream of millions of patients, their ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Glance out the window and then close your eyes. Maybe you noticed it's raining and there was a man carrying an umbrella. Did you catch the shape of its handle? Probably not. Some neuroscientists ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — The flu and other viral infections have long been known to cause mood changes, beyond the more familiar symptoms of fever and sore throat. A study in mice now reveals how the antiviral immune ... read more

Health Problems May Predict Traumatic Brain Injuries in Older Adults

Apr. 19, 2016 — Researchers set out to learn about the risk factors for traumatic brain injuries in older adults so that healthcare professionals can develop strategies to prevent these types of injuries whenever ... read more

New Study Finds Shifted Sleep-Wake Cycles Affect Women More Than Men

Apr. 18, 2016 — A new study involved the assessment of performance in participants being placed on 28-hour days to shift the sleep-wake cycle out of phase with the brain (circadian) clock. Performance was more ... read more

Investigating Plasma Levels as Biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 18, 2016 — The first detailed study of relationship between plasma levels of two amyloid beta peptides, cognitive function and the measures studying the size of brain, which shrinks with Alzheimer's ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Memories formed in one part of the brain are replayed and transferred to a different area of the brain during rest, according to a new study in rats.The finding suggests that replay of previous ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Older adults might want to avoid a using class of drugs commonly used in over-the-counter products such as nighttime cold medicines due to their links to cognitive impairment, a research team has ... read more

New Study Examines the Effect of Ecstasy on the Brain

Apr. 18, 2016 — The effect ecstasy has on different parts of the brain has been the focus of recent study. Researchers found that ecstasy users showed significant reductions in the way serotonin is transported in ... read more

At-Home Cognitive Remediation May Help Cognitive Symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 16, 2016 — In a randomized controlled trial, people with MS who used a computer-based cognitive remediation training program at home for 12 weeks had significantly higher cognitive test scores than those who ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — How long-term memory is formed is not well understood, and remains a central question of inquiry in neuroscience. Now researchers report they may have an answer to this ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Evidence of a compromised dopamine system has been found in heavy users of marijuana. Lower dopamine release was found in the striatum -- a region of the brain that is involved in working memory, ... read more

Memory May Aid Emotion Regulation, Particularly in Older Adults

Apr. 14, 2016 — In a study exploring the relationship between memory for specific past experiences and recovery from strong negative emotions, research psychologists report that episodic memory may be more important ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — While research has identified hundreds of genes required for normal memory formation, genes that suppress memory are of special interest because they offer insights into how the brain prioritizes and ... read more

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