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Junk Food May Impair Memory And Spatial Recognition In Just One Week

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 16:11

A diet high in fat and sugar may lead to cognitive impairments in as little as one week.

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Computer-Like Retention Still Allows For Creating False Memories

By | Wed, 11/20/2013 - 10:42

Researchers embedded tricks into their tests and found that people with superior autobiographical memory reported false memories despite being exceptional in retaining a certain type of knowledge.

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The Science Of Understanding

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 19:19

What parts of our brain are responsible for reading and reading comprehension?

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3 Ways To Stay Mentally Fit After Retiring

By | Tue, 10/01/2013 - 17:26

Staying sharp after retirement requires both exercise and motivation, researchers assert.

Discovery Of The Cause of Cat Allergies Brings With It Promise Of Cure

Cat's Meow Means Nothing to Humans; The Reasons You Can Never Understand Your Pet

By | Wed, 07/31/2013 - 21:06

Scientists say that a cat's meow is nonspecific and incomprehensible — so even if you think you understand it, you really don't. Sorry cat owners.

Poverty Begets Poor Planning Skills

Poor Planning Skills Worsen Cycle Of Poverty For Schoolchildren

By | Tue, 07/02/2013 - 12:00

Poor planning skills emerge as a problem as early as preschool for children from low-income families, a new study finds.

Facebook Study: Looking at Profile Boosts Self-Esteem, Decreases Motivation

Facebook Study: Looking At Profile Boosts Self-Esteem, Decreases Motivation

By | Fri, 05/31/2013 - 20:37

Checking your Facebook profile provides a temporary self-esteem boost, but decreases motivation to perform well on cognitively demanding tasks.

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Scientists Suppress Filter In Brain, Make People More Creative

By | Sat, 03/16/2013 - 11:48

By suppressing a specific area of the brain using non-invasive electric stimulation, researchers have enabled people to become more creative in tests designed to examine the ability of the brain to think outside the box.

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Bilingual Seniors Have More Flexible Minds

By | Wed, 01/09/2013 - 08:48

A new study found that older adults who have spoken two languages all their lives score higher on cognitive flexibility tasks than those who only spoke one language.

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Patients Get "Chemo Brain" Before Treatment Even Begins, Study

By | Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:20

Researchers suggest that "chemo brain" may have more to do with the stress and fatigue caused by the disease rather than the result of chemotherapy.

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Eat More Chocolate, Win More Nobel Prizes, Study Says

By | Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:55

It doesn't take a genius IQ to love chocolate, but evidently geniuses are more likely to eat large quantities of the dark gold.

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Mom's High Blood Pressure Linked to Lower IQ and Math Ability

By | Thu, 10/04/2012 - 12:30

Children of women who had high blood pressure or "hypertension" during pregnancy may lose their mental skills quicker throughout their lives compared to those whose mother had healthy blood pressure, according to new research.

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Just Thinking About Interacting With a Woman Is Enough to Cloud Men's Thinking Ability, Study Confirms

By | Tue, 09/18/2012 - 15:57

For men, even the thought of interacting with a woman was enough to cause cognitive impairment.

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Monkeys Made Smarter With Prosthetic Device

By | Fri, 09/14/2012 - 13:54

Scientists have successfully restored and, in some cases, enhanced decision-making ability in brain-damaged monkeys on cocaine by connecting a prosthetic device to their brains. This breakthrough may one day help restore cognitive ability in people who have cognitive deficiencies due to brain disease or injury.