Neuroscience

How will your thinking and memory change with age?

How well eight-year-olds score on a test of thinking skills may be a predictor of how they will perform on tests of thinking and memory skills when they are 70 years old, according to a study published in the October 30, ...

Neuroscience

Brain anatomy changes with maturation to adolescence

In a first-of-its-kind study, Children's Hospital Los Angeles researchers piece together a road map of typical brain development in children during a critical window of maturation. The study shows how a "wave of brain maturation" ...

Neuroscience

Exercise adds up to big brain boosts

Anyone who trains for a marathon knows that individual running workouts add up over time to yield a big improvement in physical fitness. So, it should not be surprising that the cognitive benefits from workouts also accumulate ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Emotions: how humans regulate them and why some people can't

Consider the following scenario: You are nearing the end of a busy day at work, when a comment from your boss diminishes what's left of your dwindling patience. You turn, red-faced, towards the source of your indignation. ...

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