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No evidence that testosterone reduces cognitive empathy

September 5, 2019

It’s long been known that autism is far more prevalent in males than in females. What hasn’t been…
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…
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…
People who ‘microdose’ psychedelic substances report improved mood and focus

July 15, 2019

A University of Toronto Mississauga researcher and his colleagues have “uncovered high potential research avenues” for assessing the…
Excessive Napping Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Men

June 20, 2019

Excessive napping may be an early warning sign of age-related cognitive decline in older men, according to a…
Anxious People Quicker to Flee Danger

May 21, 2019

Fear and anxiety are both responses to danger but differ in timing. Fear strikes when something is an…
Adults Taking Cognitive Enhancers to Boost Mental Abilities at Work Considered Largely Acceptable by the Public

May 17, 2019

Cognitive enhancement has become increasingly accepted for adults in the workplace, but not students or athletes. The general…
Kids store 1.5 megabytes of information to master their native language

March 29, 2019

Learning one’s native language may seem effortless. One minute, we’re babbling babies. The next we’re in school reciting…
Mindfulness found to improve mental health of students

March 12, 2019

Mental health amongst university students could be improved by introducing mindfulness training. These are the findings from the…
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Decoding the Mystery of the Super-Ager

December 27, 2018

It was the kind of case no traditional medical textbook could explain. The subject – let’s call him…
Attention, please! Anticipation of touch takes focus, executive skills

December 14, 2018

Anticipation is often viewed as an emotional experience, an eager wait for something to happen. Inside the brain,…
Study Offers Free Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Young People with Anxiety

December 5, 2018

For young people with anxiety, the condition can get in the way of functioning at school, at home…
ABCD study completes enrollment, announces opportunities for scientific engagement

December 4, 2018

The National Institutes of Health announced that enrollment for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study is now…
Bigger brains are smarter, but not by much

December 4, 2018

The English idiom “highbrow,” derived from a physical description of a skull barely able to contain the brain…
What goes around comes around: the brain networks of learning, sleeping and struggling

December 3, 2018

The brain is built from billions of interconnected cells that change their activity patterns thousands of times per…
Stigma impairs cognition in men living with HIV

November 29, 2018

A new study has drawn a direct link between the amount of stigma men with HIV report experiencing…
Genetic risk score for autism associated with outcome in CBT

November 27, 2018

Depression is a common disorder for which cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the recommended treatment for most patients.…
Decoding the mind of an octopus

October 31, 2018

A team of researchers set out to learn about the cognitive processes of the octopus with applications to…
Concussion researchers study head motion in high school football hits

October 21, 2018

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine are collaborating with football teams at three Bay Area high schools to…
How does brain structure influence performance on language tasks?

October 20, 2018

Computational modeling shows promise as a tool for probing this question, a study finds. The architecture of each…
Study to explore how cognitive development shapes attitudes about physical activity

October 13, 2018

Even though we know the benefits of physical activity, many of us would rather watch TV than exercise.…
Teen cannabis use is not without risk to cognitive development

October 8, 2018

Although studies have shown that alcohol and cannabis misuse are related to impaired cognition in youth, previous studies…
Diving in to how our brains process information

September 18, 2018

How our brains process information is intimately tied to the kinds of goals we have or the tasks…
Why we stick to false beliefs: Feedback trumps hard evidence

September 6, 2018

Ever wonder why flat earthers, birthers, climate change and Holocaust deniers stick to their beliefs in the face…
Do persistent babies make for successful adults?

August 22, 2018

If you parent a child, teach a child, or heck, even know a child, chances are you’ve heard…
Subtle hearing loss while young changes brain function, study finds

May 24, 2018

Cranking up your headphones or scrambling for a front-row spot at rock shows could be damaging more than…
Children’s Gestures, and What They Mean

April 13, 2018

“With a computer-assisted model, we want to simulate how children of a certain age use gestures when speaking,”…
The onset of Alzheimer’s disease: the importance of family history

February 28, 2018

You’re about to turn 60, and you’re fretting. Your mother has had Alzheimer’s disease since the age of…
Intelligence ‘networks’ discovered in brain for the first time

December 23, 2015

Scientists from Imperial College London have identified for the first time 2 clusters of genes linked to human…
Virtual crowds produce real behavior insights

July 11, 2014

William Warren’s research group is advancing virtual reality technology in the service of studying the science of the…
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