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In crisis and with nowhere else to turn, thousands of patients with complex needs—serious mental and physical health problems and substance use disorders—every year flock to emergency rooms in Harris County, Texas and ...

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Lead exposure linked to lower quality sleep in youth

Youth who are exposed to lead may have a harder time getting a good night's sleep, which may affect their cognitive abilities, according to a University of Michigan study in Mexico.

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Mothers' behavior influences bonding hormone oxytocin in babies

Oxytocin is an extremely important hormone involved in social interaction and bonding in mammals, including humans. It helps us relate to others, strengthens trust and closeness in relationships, and can be triggered by eye ...

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Study shows why even well-controlled epilepsy can disrupt thinking

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Dentistry

Cognitive decline and periodontitis

Cognitive functioning and dementia can dramatically affect the conditions for oral health. A new dissertation by researcher Helena Nilsson reveals after she participated in a unique global study on aging.

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Hormone therapy associated with improved cognition

Estrogen has a significant role in overall brain health and cognitive function. That's why so many studies focused on the prevention of cognitive decline consider the effect of reduced estrogen levels during the menopause ...

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Cognition

Cognition is the scientific term for "the process of thought". Its usage varies in different ways in accord with different disciplines: For example, in psychology and cognitive science it refers to an information processing view of an individual's psychological functions. Other interpretations of the meaning of cognition link it to the development of concepts; individual minds, groups, organizations, and even larger coalitions of entities, can be modelled as "societies" (Society of Mind), which cooperate to form concepts.

The autonomous elements of each 'society' would have the opportunity to demonstrate emergent behavior in the face of some crisis or opportunity. Cognition can also be interpreted as "understanding and trying to make sense of the world".

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