News tagged with cognitive functioning
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In a study designed to differentiate why some stroke patients recover from aphasia and others do not, investigators have found that a compensatory reorganization of language function to right hemispheric brain regions bodes ...
Neuroscience Apr 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Changes in brain function may foreshadow schizophrenia as early as puberty, nearly a decade before most patients begin showing obvious symptoms, new research from the University of North Carolina shows.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 04, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Anything you can do I can do better: Neuromolecular foundations of the superiority illusion (Update)
(Medical Xpress)—The existential psychologist Rollo May wrote that "depression is the inability to construct a future"1 while Lionel Tiger stated that "optimism has been central to the process of human e ...
Neuroscience Apr 02, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (11) | 5 |
A randomized controlled trial finds that 12 weeks of physical plus mental activity in inactive older adults with cognitive complaints was associated with significant improvement in cognitive function but there was no difference ...
Health Apr 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute report that they successfully used a virus vector to restore the expression of a brain protein and improve cognitive functions, in a mouse model of Alzheimer's ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Apr 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have found that missteps in a basic cellular process, RNA splicing, is the culprit behind a class of rare neurological disorders manifested by intellectual disability and stunted development.
Genetics Mar 29, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—One in four elderly people with mild cognitive impairment – a precursor to dementia – naturally 'reverts' to normal cognition, research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 28, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—An ingredient used for decades in cough syrup, and to treat a variety of conditions, could hold the key to improving memory, language, and learning in people with Down syndrome.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
a disease overshadowed by the war and drought it tends to accompany – goes beyond its devastating physical effects to impair children's memory, problem solving and other cognitive functions.
Pediatrics Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Sanford-Burnham researchers discover that the extra chromosome inherited in Down syndrome impairs learning and memory because it leads to low levels of SNX27 protein in the brain.
Medical research Mar 24, 2013 | 4.4 / 5 (9) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) and Mayo Clinic researchers have partnered on a study that shows genetic and clinical evidence that therapies targeting the expression of alpha-synuclein—a ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Mar 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is giving radiation oncologists who treat brain tumors a better understanding of how to preserve the brain's functions while still killing cancer.
Cancer Mar 20, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—The effects of antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy have long been a concern of clinicians and women of childbearing age whose seizures can only be controlled by medications. In 1999, a ...
Neuroscience Mar 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A research team that includes several Penn State scientists has completed a first-of-its-kind longitudinal pilot study aimed at better understanding how the neural processes that underlie responses to alcohol-related ...
Addiction Mar 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
More symptoms of depression and lower cognitive status are independently associated with a more rapid decline in the ability to handle tasks of everyday living, according to a study by Columbia University Medical Center researchers ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0