Executive Function

Biomarkers of brain function may lead to clinical tests for hidden hearing loss
January 28, 2020
A pair of biomarkers of brain function -- one that represents "listening effort," and another that measures ability to process rapid changes in frequencies -- may help to explain why a person with normal hearing may struggle to follow conversations in noisy environments, according to a new study ...
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Can lithium halt progression of Alzheimer’s disease?
January 25, 2020
In a new study, a team of researchers has shown that, when given in a formulation that facilitates passage to the brain, lithium in doses up to 400 times lower than what is currently being prescribed for mood disorders is capable of both halting signs of advanced Alzheimer's pathology and of recover...
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Facial paralysis stigma takes emotional toll, especially when acquired later in life
January 23, 2020
People with facial paralysis are more likely to face depression and anxiety than the general population, especially if the paralysis occurs later in life rather than at birth, according to a recent study from Oregon State University.
OSU College of Liberal Arts researcher Kathleen Bog...
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Bilingual language program for babies: online training for teachers
January 23, 2020
Knowledge of multiple languages has long been shown to have lifelong benefits, from enhancing communication skills to boosting professional opportunities to staving off the cognitive effects of aging.
When researchers at the University of Washington found that even babies whose parent...
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New insight into brain connectivity
January 23, 2020
A new framework for understanding changes in the brain's activity and connections, which has implications for how to best model the mechanisms of disease in the brain, has been developed by Georgia State University researchers and collaborators.
The study builds on previous work showi...
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When Dementia Harms Speech, Native Language Matters
January 23, 2020



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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Dementia patients may develop distinct speech and reading problems depending on their native la...
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Cognitive function in people with mental illness
January 22, 2020
A study funded by the Veterans Administration and directed by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has shown few differences in the profiles of genes that influence cognition between people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and the general population. This surprisin...
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Concussion risk in youth football
January 21, 2020
For decades, there's been a widespread assumption among people with an interest in sports-related injury that youth football players are more vulnerable to concussion and other head injuries than their older, bigger counterparts.
The Virginia Tech Helmet Lab has published the first da...
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Blue light triggers memory and emphatic fear in mice via a non-invasive approach
January 21, 2020
Researchers at the Center for Cognition and Sociality, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in South Korea, have engineered an improved biological tool that controls calcium (Ca2+) levels in the brain via blue light. Published in , this optogenetic construct, called monster-OptoSTIM1 or m...
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Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed
January 19, 2020

Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further.
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