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Dragonflies and damselflies are animals that may appear gentle but are — in fact — ancient hunters. The…
3D movies reveal how cuttlefish determine distance when striking at prey

January 10, 2020

While cuttlefish wearing glasses is an unexpected sight, a University of Minnesota-led research team built an underwater theater…
Lifestyle Choices Could Slow Familial Frontotemporal Dementia

January 8, 2020

A physically and mentally active lifestyle confers resilience to frontotemporal dementia (FTD), even in people whose genetic profile…
Hydration may affect cognitive function in some older adults

December 21, 2019

Not getting enough water is enough to make you feel sluggish and give you a headache, but a…
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Children with HIV score below HIV-negative peers in cognitive, motor function tests

December 19, 2019

Children who acquired HIV in utero or during birth or breastfeeding did not perform as well as their peers…
Study examines HIV drug’s potential to treat Alzheimer’s

December 16, 2019

A drug used to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS is showing promise as a potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease,…
You create your own false information, study finds

December 12, 2019

Along with partisan news outlets and political blogs, there’s another surprising source of misinformation on controversial topics –…
Shared Vulnerability: Alzheimer’s disease and delirium

November 25, 2019

Gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease plays indirect role in risk for delirium, study finds. Delirium is the most…
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Patients Missing One Brain Hemisphere Show Surprisingly Intact Neural Connections

November 20, 2019

In the most extreme cases of epilepsy, when a patient’s seizures are relentless and do not respond to…
A Virtual Connection

November 15, 2019

Once a device limited to science fiction, virtual reality (VR) has made its way into everyday life. The…
Lithium can reverse radiation damage after brain tumour treatment

November 14, 2019

Children who have received radiotherapy for a brain tumour can develop cognitive problems later in life. In their…
Does multitasking improve attention-shifting and task-switching?

October 27, 2019

Picture this: you’re scrolling through email when your phone buzzes. You pick it up and answer a couple…
New study: Giving up the car keys could lead to social isolation for older adults

October 25, 2019

Putting the brakes on seniors’ driving privileges can leave them feeling socially isolated, according to new research from…
A ‘thoughtful’ workout goes beyond physical benefits

October 24, 2019

Running and lifting weights might be a crucial step in helping your body delay the effects of aging, but…
Walking ability, cognitive function key for people with MS to participate in social life

October 23, 2019

People with multiple sclerosis who can walk at a relatively normal speed and effectively process information are more…
Key to Learning and Forgetting Identified in Sleeping Brain

October 4, 2019

Distinct patterns of electrical activity in the sleeping brain may influence whether we remember or forget what we…
Darker giraffes are more solitary and less social for some reason

September 26, 2019

Humans are not the only social animals in the world. Other species also enjoy having company around for…
Mammals’ enhanced capacity to see emerges early in development

September 26, 2019

The way we see the world around us is the result of a marriage of two neural pathways…
Hidden intelligence of collectives

September 26, 2019

In a group of animals, who deals with new information coming from the environment? Researchers from the University…
Study gives the green light to the fruit fly’s color preference

September 20, 2019

For more than a century, the humble and ubiquitous fruit fly has helped scientists shed light on human…
Could Extreme Political Partisanship be More Closely Related to Cognitive Inflexibility than to any Specific Ideology?

September 19, 2019

The authors of a new paper out in the Journal of Experimental Psychology emphasise that when it comes…
Olfactory and auditory stimuli change the perception of our body

September 11, 2019

A pioneering investigation developed by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) alongside the University of Sussex and…
Mood of children during earliest stages of life linked to maternal mental health

September 5, 2019

Researchers and clinicians have long understood that depression and other mood disorders in mothers can have substantial, detrimental…
Diverse linguistic environment boosts brain sensitivity to new learning

August 30, 2019

Numerous studies have noted the brain benefits that come from being bilingual – among them increased executive-level cognitive…
Is it autism? The line is being increasingly blurred

August 23, 2019

The number of people diagnosed with autism is rising around the world. In the United States, the prevalence…
Heart Attack Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment Get Fewer Treatments

August 23, 2019

A new study finds people who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which lies on the continuum of cognitive…
Brains age better among retirees with complex jobs

August 21, 2019

Retiring from your full-time job might not be the best thing for your brain as you age, according…
Depression and Alzheimer’s

August 13, 2019

Increasingly, Alzheimer’s disease research has focused on the preclinical stage, when people have biological evidence of Alzheimer’s but…
Drugs commonly taken to improve cognition only boost short-term focus – at high cost

August 12, 2019

The use of prescription stimulants by those without medically diagnosed conditions marks a growing trend among young adults…
Left eye? Right eye? American robins have preference when looking at decoy eggs

July 24, 2019

 Just as humans are usually left- or right-handed, other species sometimes prefer one appendage, or eye, over the…
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