Neuroscience

Older and younger adults surf different brain waves

Cognitive scientists have found more evidence that aging brains work differently than younger brains when performing the same memory task, pointing to a potentially new direction for age-related cognitive care and exploration.

Neuroscience

Neural basis of multitasking identified

What makes someone better at switching between different tasks? Looking for the mechanisms behind cognitive flexibility, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Germany's Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers find predictor of child vocabulary

At 12 months old, your infant's ability to group objects according to the names associated with them—as opposed to their appearance alone—offers a glimpse into how his or her vocabulary will develop by the time they are ...

Attention deficit disorders

Movement in ADHD may help children think, perform better in school

The constant movement of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be distracting—but the fidgeting also may improve their cognitive performance, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study shows benefits of multi-tasking on exercise

Who says you can't do two things at once and do them both well? A new University of Florida study challenges the notion that multi-tasking causes one or both activities to suffer. In a study of older adults who completed ...

Neuroscience

Changing activity in the ageing brain

Normal ageing affects our ability to carry out complex cognitive tasks. But exactly how our brain functions change during this process is largely unknown. Now, researchers in Malaysia have demonstrated that ageing changes ...

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