Neuroscience

Power of illusion can help with learning new movements

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University showed that visual aids that create the illusion of movement, like a screen placed in front of one's hand showing the hand move, can improve motor performance and the early stages ...

Neuroscience

Brain signals for good memory performance revealed

People differ significantly in their memory performance. Researchers at the University of Basel have now discovered that certain brain signals are related to these differences.

Neuroscience

Brain tumors: The positive effect of the cognitive reserve

Cognitive reserve—the term given to the capacity to maximize cognitive performance through differential engagement of cerebral networks or alternative cognitive strategies—protects the cognitive functions of brain tumor ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Social contact may help preserve brain function in later life

A study of the impact of social isolation on cognitive performance and brain structure has highlighted the importance of a good social support system in maintaining a healthy brain into later life.

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