Executive Function

Mouse study finds enzyme that prolongs life
June 16, 2019
New research in mice uncovers a previously unknown "pathway toward healthy aging." A circulating protein from the blood of young mice led to health improvements and visible signs of rejuvenation when researchers gave it to aging mice.
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How the online world is affecting the human brain
June 14, 2019
Technology has impacted human activities monumentally. Now, scientists want to know if human brains are being affected too.
The internet has been around for less than 3 decades, but the technology has already had an immense impact on the wa...
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The whisper of schizophrenia: Machine learning finds 'sound' words predict psychosis
June 13, 2019
A machine-learning method discovered a hidden clue in people's language predictive of the later emergence of psychosis -- the frequent use of words associated with sound. A paper published by the journal published the findings by scientists at Emory University and Harvard University.
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Women are better than men at remembering words and faces
June 13, 2019
Have you ever had an argument with someone of the opposite sex and realized that the two of you had different recollections of past events? Well, new research suggests that women may be slightly better than men at remembering certain things, including conversations and people's faces....
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Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism
June 12, 2019
Using the genome-editing system CRISPR, researchers at MIT and in China have engineered macaque monkeys to express a gene mutation linked to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in humans. These monkeys show some behavioral traits and brain connectivity patterns similar to those seen in ...
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Specific multinutrient combination benefits patients with early stage Alzheimer's disease
June 12, 2019
A new longitudinal study has shown that a nutritional drink designated a "food for special medical purposes" containing the multinutrient combination Fortasyn Connect® can benefit patients with the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment, who are at risk of prog...
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How is education linked to Alzheimer's progress?
June 12, 2019
For many years, specialists believed that people who studied more and kept their brains more active had lower dementia risk. Some recent studies have contradicted this idea. So how is education linked to the evolution of Alzheimer's disease, if at all?...
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Brain activation provides individual-level prediction of bipolar disorder risk
June 12, 2019
Patterns of brain activation during reward anticipation may help identify people most at risk for developing bipolar spectrum disorders (BPSD), according to a study in , published by Elsevier. Mania in people with BPSD is often accompanied by impulsivity, including impulsive responses to potentia...
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Insomnia: 'Long-distance' CBT as effective as in-person therapy
June 12, 2019
Thousands of people around the world experience insomnia, which affects their quality of life, health, and productivity. One effective way of managing insomnia is cognitive behavioral therapy, but many individuals may not have the time or money to visit a therapist's office. So, what is the ...
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Education, intelligence may protect cognition, but don't prevent Alzheimer's disease
June 11, 2019
In a search for clues to what may delay or prevent Alzheimer's disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report that smarter, more educated people aren't protected from the disease, but do get a cognitive "head start" that may keep their minds functioning better temporarily.
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