News tagged with cognitive functioning
After conducting the largest online intelligence study on record, a Western University-led research team has concluded that the notion of measuring one's intelligence quotient or IQ by a singular, standardized test is highly ...
Neuroscience Dec 19, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (28) | 24 |
Aging may seem unavoidable, but that's not necessarily so when it comes to the brain. So say researchers in the April 27th issue of the Cell Press journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences explaining that it is what you do in ...
Neuroscience Apr 27, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (17) | 6 |
A regular exercise routine can make you fitter than ever – mentally fit.
Health Oct 29, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (12) | 6 |
(HealthDay) -- Evidence is building that poor sleep patterns may do more than make you cranky: The amount and quality of shuteye you get could be linked to mental deterioration and Alzheimer's disease, four ...
Health Jul 16, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (12) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress) -- The brain has billions of neurons, arranged in complex circuits that allow us to perceive the world, control our movements and make decisions. Deciphering those circuits is critical to ...
Neuroscience Aug 08, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (11) | 9 |
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 |
Washington State University researchers have developed a new drug candidate that dramatically improves the cognitive function of rats with Alzheimer's-like mental impairment.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Oct 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (8) | 7 |
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)—New research shows that drinking one to three glasses of champagne a week may counteract the memory loss associated with ageing, and could help delay the onset of degenerative brain disorders, ...
Health May 08, 2013 | 4.4 / 5 (9) | 5 |
You already know it's hard to balance your checkbook while simultaneously reflecting on your past. Now, investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine—having done the equivalent of wire-tapping ...
Neuroscience Sep 03, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (8) | 3 |
In the future, if you want to improve your ability to manipulate numbers in your head, you might just plug yourself in. So say researchers who report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on May 16 on studies of a harm ...
Neuroscience May 16, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (8) | 0 |
In a study that challenges the long-held notion that the primary function of sleep is to give rest to the brain, researchers have found that not getting enough shut-eye has a harmful impact on fat cells, reducing by 30 percent ...
Medical research Oct 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
A study by researchers at King's College London highlights a link between lifelong exercise and improved brain function in later life.
Health Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (7) | 4 |
New findings clarify where and how the brain's "slow waves" originate. These rhythmic signal pulses, which sweep through the brain during deep sleep at the rate of about one cycle per second, are assumed ...
Neuroscience Apr 18, 2013 | 4.4 / 5 (7) | 1 |
The brain has a remarkable ability to learn new cognitive tasks while maintaining previously acquired knowledge about various functions necessary for everyday life. But exactly how new information is incorporated ...
Neuroscience Mar 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Rancho Los Amigos Scale
The Rancho Los Amigos Scale (a.k.a. the Rancho Los Amigos Cognitive Scale and the Rancho Scale) is a medical scale intended to assess the level of recovery of brain injury patients and those recovering from coma. It is named after the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.
The scale is from one to ten.
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