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 ...

Neuroscience

Copycat behaviour may assist stroke rehabilitation

Stroke survivors with impaired mobility in their arms appear to significantly improve in both motor function and confidence when they observe an individual performing a task and then mimic their actions.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Team publishes study on task constraint and task switching

Kessler Foundation scientists have published results of cognitive research that show the negative effects that unexpected task constraint, following self-generated task choice, has on task-switching performance. The article, ...

Neuroscience

Breakfast excellent fuel for learning

As children head back to school this week, new research by the University of Leeds has shown that children who eat breakfast are more likely to have higher school grades.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cognitive, physical impairment mar driving in chronic whiplash

(HealthDay)—Cognitive and physical impairments have an independent effect on self-reported driving difficulty in individuals with chronic whiplash-associated disorder, according to a study published in the Aug. 15 issue ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Young vs. old: Who performs more consistently?

Sometimes it's just not your day: First you can't remember where you put your car keys, then you forget about an important meeting at work. On days like that, our memory seems to let us down. But are there actually "good" ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Exercise may be the best medicine for Alzheimer's disease

New research out of the University of Maryland School of Public Health shows that exercise may improve cognitive function in those at risk for Alzheimer's by increasing the efficiency of brain activity associated with memory. ...

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