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New research suggests connection between white matter and cognitive health

A multidisciplinary group of scientists from the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky have identified an interesting connection between the health...
Primitive first, then civilized

Low IQ in teen years ups risk of early-onset dementia

Men who at the age of 18 years have poorer cardiovascular fitness and/or a lower IQ more often suffer from dementia before the age...

Ever-so-slight delay improves decision-making accuracy

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have found that decision-making accuracy can be improved by postponing the onset of a decision by a mere...

Fruit-loving lemurs score higher on spatial memory tests

Food-finding tests in five lemur species show that fruit-eaters may have better spatial memory than lemurs with a more varied diet. The results support the...
Alzheimer's disease could be transmissable like prion illness

Study: At-home test can spot early Alzheimer’s

The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE test), which takes less than 15 minutes to complete, is a reliable tool for evaluating cognitive abilities. Findings by...

Brief mental training sessions have lasting benefits for seniors’ cognition

Older adults who received as few as 10 sessions of mental (cognitive) training showed improvements in reasoning ability and speed-of-processing when compared with untrained...

Consequences of Malnutrition May Be Reversible Later in Childhood

Experts have long maintained that the damage children suffer if malnourished during gestation and in the first two years of life—commonly referred to as the...

Is Multitasking Mastery in the Genes?

Human factors/ergonomics researchers have long studied the connection between cognitive function and the ability to perform well on multiple simultaneous tasks, and recently a...

Even or odd: no easy feat for the mind

Even scientists are fond of thinking of the human brain as a computer, following sets of rules to communicate, make decisions and find a...

Don’t think, rather follow your gut down the aisle, new study...

Although newlyweds may not be completely aware of it, they may know whether their march down the aisle will result in wedded bliss or...

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