News tagged with mental performance

Probing the secrets of sharp memory in old age

A study of the brains of people who stayed mentally sharp into their 80s and beyond challenges the notion that brain changes linked to mental decline and Alzheimer's disease are a normal, inevitable part of aging.

Mar 23, 2010
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Playing along with the Mozart effect

Five months after we are conceived, music begins to capture our attention and wire our brains for a lifetime of aural experience. At the other end of life, musical memories can be imprinted on the brain so indelibly that ...

Mar 03, 2010
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Metacognition: I know (or don't know) that I know

At New York University, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Steve Fleming is exploring the neural basis of metacognition: how we think about thinking, and how we assess the accuracy of our decisions, judgements and ...

Feb 27, 2012
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Fish oil supplements boost mental performance: study

(Medical Xpress) -- A particular fish oil supplement has been shown to improve blood flow to the brain during mental activity and helped to reduce mental fatigue in young adults, according to research from Northumbria University. 

Oct 25, 2011
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