News tagged with cognitive
Vertebrates are predisposed to act to gain rewards, and to lay low to avoid punishment. Try to teach chickens to back away from food in order to obtain it, and you'll fail, as researchers did in 1986. But ...
Neuroscience May 07, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 2 |
Research from the Regenstrief Institute, the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and Wishard-Eskenazi Health on medications commonly taken by older adults has found that drugs with strong anticholinergic effects ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists' picture of how a gene strongly linked to Alzheimer's disease harms the brain may have to be revised, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found.
Medical research May 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—You may be more than a single number, according to a team of Western-led researchers. Considered a standard gauge of intelligence, an intelligence quotient (IQ) score doesn't actually provide ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 07, 2013 | 3 / 5 (27) | 29 |
There may be a way for older people to prevent natural aging of their minds, and it could be as simple as playing a video game.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 01, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (8) | 2 |
Elderly patients who receive anesthesia are no more likely to develop long-term dementia or Alzheimer's disease than other seniors, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The study analyzed thousands of patients using the ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—New research from Cardiff and Bristol universities shows that children whose brains process information more slowly than their peers are at greater risk of psychotic experiences.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
With a better understanding of underlying mechanisms that cause a rare neurodevelopmental disorder in the Old Order Mennonite population, referred to as Pretzel syndrome, a new study reports that five children were successfully ...
Neuroscience Apr 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
In a study that included nearly 3,000 adults from Denmark, a diagnosis of meningococcal, pneumococcal, or Haemophilus influenzae meningitis in childhood was associated with lower educational achievement and economic self-s ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
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 |
(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 |
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 |