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Social novelty has a special place in the brain
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) in Japan report that a part of the mouse brain called the SuM is specialized for detecting new experiences. (2020-09-30)
Acid reflux drug could help newborn babies recover from brain injury, study suggests
Researchers in China have discovered a potential way to prevent a lack of oxygen or blood flow from causing long-lasting brain damage in newborn children. (2020-09-29)
Study helps explain cognition decline after the menopause transition
Women often complain of being more forgetful during the transition from premenopause to perimenopause to postmenopause. (2020-09-28)
Research confirms link between sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease
New research shows damage in the brain starts in the same place and spreads in the same way in sleep apnea, as in Alzheimer's disease. (2020-09-28)
Noninvasive sleep test may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults
Researchers have discovered and validated a marker of dementia that may help clinicians identify patients who have the condition or are at risk of developing it. (2020-09-28)
How the brain balances emotion and reason
Navigating through life requires balancing emotion and reason, a feat accomplished by the brain region ''area 32'' of the anterior cingulate cortex. (2020-09-28)
Primate brain size does not predict their intelligence
A research team from the German Primate Center has systematically investigated the cognitive abilities of lemurs, which have relatively small brains compared to other primates. (2020-09-25)
Anxious, moody older adults are vulnerable to worse cognitive function
Some older adults with the neuropathology that causes dementia have more cognitive resilience than others, reports a new study. (2020-09-25)
Bird brains' cortex-like structure may be behind complex cognition, and even consciousness
Informing the century-long riddle of why some birds, despite having a radically different forebrain organization than mammals, demonstrate comparable cognitive abilities, two new studies report that a neuron-dense part of the avian brain, the pallium, may help birds achieve these cognitive feats, including conscious awareness. (2020-09-24)
Metformin treatment linked to slowed cognitive decline
A six-year study of older Australians with type 2 diabetes has uncovered a link between metformin use, slower cognitive decline and lower dementia rates. (2020-09-23)
Center for BrainHealth advances technique to distinguish brain energy molecules
Researchers examined how cells in the brains of people at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease make and use energy. (2020-09-23)
Playing video games as a child can improve working memory years later
UOC research reveals cognitive changes can be found even years after people stop playing (2020-09-22)
Complications from diabetes linked to worse memory, IQ in children
A study led by UC Davis Health researchers uncovered that even one severe episode of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is linked to cognitive problems; and among children with a previous diagnosis, repeated DKA exposure predicted lower cognitive performance after accounting for glycemic control. (2020-09-22)
College students with disabilities at greater risk for substance abuse
College students with physical and cognitive disabilities use illicit drugs more, and have a higher prevalence of drug use disorder, than their non-disabled peers, according to a Rutgers study. (2020-09-21)
Awareness of COVID-19 in severe dementia patients
Tokyo, September 21, 2020- The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has substantially affected patients with dementia and their caregivers. (2020-09-21)
How researchers look at the bird brain in action
How do birds make decisions and which brain regions are particularly active when they solve tasks? (2020-09-18)
Actively speaking two languages protects against cognitive impairment
A study has shown that Alzheimer's patients with a higher degree of bilingualism receive a later diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (2020-09-18)
Mapping the decision-making pathways in the brain
Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have identified a new area of the brain that could be involved in cost-benefit decision-making. (2020-09-18)
Exercise protocol mitigates one of the most incapacitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease
Brazilian researchers use complex training program to stimulate different motor and cognitive skills simultaneously and restore brain regions associated with freezing of gait in advanced-stage patients. (2020-09-15)
Lifestyle improvements may lessen cognitive decline
Results from a new study suggest that lifestyle changes may help to improve cognition in older adults experiencing cognitive decline that precedes dementia. (2020-09-10)
Concussion discovery reveals dire, unknown effect of even mild brain injuries
Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain's ability to clean itself, and this may seed it for Alzheimer's, dementia and other neurodegenerative problems. (2020-09-10)
Vitamin B1 deficiency a key factor in the development of alcohol-related dementia
A research group led by Stephan Listabarth from MedUni Vienna's Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Division of Social Psychiatry, has now developed a hypothesis whereby iron deposits in the brain -- resulting from alcohol-induced vitamin B1 deficiency -- can be regarded as key factors in cognitive decline. (2020-09-09)
Women's heart health linked to age at first menstrual period
CLEVELAND, Ohio (Sept. 9, 2020)--Early menarche has been associated with many cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, but little is known about its association with overall heart health. (2020-09-09)
Star-cells "shine" to make sense of touch
The IBS research group reports a rather surprise finding as to how GABA works to control the tactile sense. (2020-09-08)
Common class of drugs linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease
UC San Diego researchers report that a class of drugs used for a broad array of conditions, from allergies and colds to hypertension and urinary incontinence, may be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, particularly in older adults at greater risk for Alzheimer's disease. (2020-09-04)
Is consciousness continuous or discrete? Maybe it's both, argue researchers
Two major theories have fueled a now 1,500 year-long debate started by Saint Augustine: Is consciousness continuous, where we are conscious at each single point in time, or is it discrete, where we are conscious only at certain moments of time? (2020-09-03)
Study of siblings finds moderate cannabis use impacts cognitive functioning
A new study led by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine compares adolescent siblings to determine the impact of early and frequent use of marijuana on cognitive function. (2020-09-03)
Gut microbiome composition is associated with age and memory performance in pet dogs
Our gut microbiota can crucially influence our behaviour and neurodevelopment. (2020-09-02)
Common drugs tied to increased risk of cognitive decline
A class of drugs used for many conditions, including allergies, colds, high blood pressure and depression, may be associated with an increased risk of developing mild thinking and memory problems, particularly in people who have genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease or markers of this condition, according to a study published in the Sept. (2020-09-02)
From virtual to reality! Virtual training improves physical and cognitive functions
Researchers at the Smart-Aging Research Center (IDAC) at Tohoku University have developed an innovative training protocol that, utilizing immersive virtual reality (IVR), leads to real physical and cognitive benefits. (2020-09-01)
Understanding the link between hearing loss and dementia
Scientists have developed a new theory as to how hearing loss may cause dementia and believe that tackling this sensory impairment early may help to prevent the disease. (2020-09-01)
Estrogen replacement may protect against Alzheimer's disease in women
Amsterdam, September 1, 2020-Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease and the leading cause of dementia. (2020-09-01)
Keeping the beat - it's all in your brain
How do people coordinate their actions with the sounds they hear? (2020-09-01)
Fungi in gut linked to higher Alzheimer's risk can be reduced through ketogenic diet
Specific fungi in the gut associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease and found in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can be altered in a beneficial manner by eating a modified Mediterranean diet, researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine have found. (2020-08-31)
Scientists show how brain flexibility emerges in infants
Cognitive flexibility, which refers to the brain's ability to switch between mental processes in response to external stimuli and different task demands, seems to begin developing during the first two years of life, which is much earlier than previously thought. (2020-08-31)
Elderly in the US: Risk of dementia has been rising for years - instead of falling
Risk of cognitive impairment increased from 1996 to 2014. (2020-08-27)
Link between cognitive impairment and worse prognosis in heart failure patients
Heart failure is an endemic disease affecting 250 000 Swedes. (2020-08-26)
Genetic causes of severe childhood brain disorders found using new computational methods
A team of researchers have combined clinical information with large-scale genomic data to successfully link characteristic presentations of childhood epilepsies with specific genetic variants. (2020-08-26)
Female chromosomes offer resilience to Alzheimer's
Women live longer than men with Alzheimer's because their sex chromosomes give them genetic protection from the ravages of the disease. (2020-08-26)
Why we distort probability
A team of scientists has concluded that our cognitive limitations lead to probability distortions and to subsequent errors in decision-making. (2020-08-25)
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