News tagged with cognitive
Study reveals linguistic deficits behind autistic children's difficulties understanding other people
One of the defining characteristics of autism is difficulty communicating with others. However, it is unclear whether those struggles arise only from the poor social skills commonly associated with autism, ...
Autism spectrum disorders Apr 23, 2013 | 4 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Since 1977, there has been a 70% increase in caffeine consumption among children and adolescents. Whether it is coffee, tea, soda, or energy drinks, our children are consuming more of it. One well documented effect of caffeine ...
Health Apr 22, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A researcher with the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) has found that depression and back pain are part of a vicious cycle which reinforce each other.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Adding more color to your diet in the form of berries is encouraged by many nutrition experts. The protective effect of berries against inflammation has been documented in many studies. Diets supplemented with blueberries ...
Health Apr 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1
(Medical Xpress)—For many years, breast cancer patients have reported experiencing difficulties with memory, concentration and other cognitive functions following cancer treatment. Whether this mental "fogginess" is psychosomatic ...
Cancer Apr 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Young people seeking help who are at high risk of developing psychosis could significantly reduce their chances of going on to develop a full-blown psychotic illness by getting early access to cognitive ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—Stroke and subclinical markers of macrovascular disease are associated with cognitive decline in older adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online April 11 in Diabetes Ca ...
Diabetes Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new study with college roommates shows that a particular style of thinking that makes people vulnerable to depression can actually "rub off" on others, increasing their symptoms of depression six months later.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 18, 2013 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Up to 10 per cent of the population are affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs), such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to 2 or 3 pupils in every classroom according to a new study.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new study has examined the cognitive effects of hormone therapy on memory, language and concentration in menopausal women.
Medications Apr 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
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 |
Teenagers are risk-takers—they're more likely than children or adults to experiment with illicit substances, have unprotected sex, and drive recklessly. But research shows that teenagers have the knowledge and ability to ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
While studying rats' ability to navigate familiar territory, Johns Hopkins scientists found that one particular brain structure uses remembered spatial information to imagine routes the rats then follow. ...
Neuroscience Apr 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Mindfulness exercises that include meditation, stretching, and acceptance of thoughts and emotions might help veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder find relief from their symptoms.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Light drinking during pregnancy is not linked to adverse behavioural or cognitive outcomes in childhood, suggests a new study published today (17 April) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Apr 16, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0