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Q&A: Emerging consensus for evidence-based brain training Special

There's an emerging consensus in the medical world about the value of evidence-based brain training. Leading neuroscientist Dr. Henry Mahncke explains why and provides some tips on getting it for free.

Essential Science: Linking inflammation with mental sluggishness

Is out mental sharpness connected with inflammation in the body, in that inflammation causes mental sluggishness? New research suggests there is a connection between the physiological state of the body and brain function.

Why jet lag might be good for the brain

New research finds that the circadian clock plays an unusual role in neurodegenerative diseases, where a disrupted sleep-wake cycles might, based on the indicative studies, protect the brain.

Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids: study

Paris - Only one in 20 kids in the United States meets guidelines on sleep, exercise and screen time, and nearly a third are outside recommendations for all three, according to a study published Thursday.On average, children aged eight to 11 spent 3.

Dim light makes us dimmer

Michigan - As research questions go, it's an interesting on: "Does dim light make us dumber?" By this researcher have studied the effects of spending too long in dimly lit rooms on brain structure and memory.

Helping robots understand humans

Scientists are helping robots understand humans, and ways of human thought, through testing out a twenty questions game idea.

Why daily chocolate treats might be good for cognition

Food research is a veritable feast of ideas. The latest offering is that the administration of cocoa flavanols affects cognitive function, to the degree that cognitive performance can be improved by a daily intake of cocoa flavanols.

Are smartphones making us more stupid?

Chicago - Smartphones and other connected devices are delivering an array of useful functions and life-enhancing benefits. But is there a cost? Is our ‘over reliance’ on these computers coming at a cost of cognitive decline?

EVO — ADHD Digital therapy using an action video game

Project: EVO, a video game that taps into cognitive functions and regulates attention may be the first digital intervention to be prescribed as a non-drug-based treatment to improve attention, inhibition and working memory in children with ADHD.

Best way to remember someone's name revealed

Montreal - It's happened to all of us. We see a familiar face but we can't quite place the name of the person, sometimes leading to embarrassment. Researchers have pinpointed the best way to put a name to a face.

One in three Alzheimer's cases is 'preventable'

New research from the University of Cambridge argues that one in three cases of Alzheimer's disease worldwide is preventable.
 

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