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Stem cells help offset brain damage from stroke

Cognitive deficits following ischemic stroke are common and debilitating, even in the relatively few patients who are treated expeditiously so that clots are removed...

Brain’s flexible hub network helps humans adapt

One thing that sets humans apart from other animals is our ability to intelligently and rapidly adapt to a wide variety of new challenges —...

Cognitive decline with age is normal, routine – but not inevitable

If you forget where you put your car keys and you can’t seem to remember things as well as you used to, the problem...

New tool helps detect delirium in hospital patients

UC San Francisco researchers have developed a two-minute assessment tool to help hospital staff predict a patient’s risk of delirium, a change in mental...

Walking to school helps girls think

Cognitive performance of adolescent girls who walk to school is better than that of girls who travel by bus or car. Moreover, cognitive performance...

Computer chips that mimic the brain in real time

Novel microchips imitate the brain’s information processing in real time. Neuroinformatics researchers from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich together with colleagues from...

Game co’s big data helps understand human cognition

Lumosity, the leading brain training company, today announced a new web-based, big data methodology for conducting human cognitive performance research. Lumosity's research platform, the Human...

Study explains cognitive ability differences among the elderly

A new study shows compelling evidence that associations between cognitive ability and cortical grey matter in old age can largely be accounted for by...

Improved cognition improves personality in seniors

A program designed to boost cognition in older adults also increased their openness to new experiences, researchers report, demonstrating for the first time that...

Combo video game, exercise helps seniors stay sharp

Virtual reality-enhanced exercise, or "exergames," combining physical exercise with computer-simulated environments and interactive videogame features, can yield a greater cognitive benefit for older adults...

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