Executive Function

Hope is a key factor in recovering from anxiety disorders
October 15, 2019
University of Houston associate professor of clinical psychology, Matthew Gallagher, has added his voice to a debate that spans the ages -- the importance of hope. Gallagher reports in that hope is a trait that predicts resilience and recovery from anxiety disorders.
The concept of h...
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Changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease detectable in blood samples
October 15, 2019
Researchers have discovered new changes in blood samples associated with Alzheimer's disease. A new international study was conducted on disease-discordant Finnish twin pairs: one sibling suffering from Alzheimer's disease and the other being cognitively healthy. The researchers utilised the latest ...
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Can neurofeedback training increase self-esteem in depression?
October 14, 2019
There is evidence that people with a history of major depression have lower connectivity between two particular brain areas when recalling feelings of guilt. Now, new research suggests that it is possible to strengthen this brain connectivity and increase self-esteem with a new type of neuro...
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No Funding for Early Education? What About Partnerships?
October 14, 2019



Today's guest blog is written by Dr. Kandace Bethea, superintende...
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Slow walking speed in midlife linked with faster aging
October 12, 2019
New research finds that people who tend to walk more slowly at the age of 45 present with signs of premature accelerated aging, both physically and cognitively.
Walking speed may be a powerful predictor of lifespan and health.
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Slower walkers have older brains and bodies at 45
October 11, 2019
The walking speed of 45-year-olds, particularly their fastest walking speed without running, can be used as a marker of their aging brains and bodies.
Slower walkers were shown to have "accelerated aging" on a 19-measure scale devised by researchers, and their lungs, teeth and immune ...
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Illumination of abnormal neuronal activities caused by myelin impairment
October 11, 2019
The neural circuit basis for motor learning tasks when myelination is impaired has been illuminated for the first time by an international collaboration of university research teams. They also succeeded in compensating for the impaired motor learning process by pairing appropriate actions with br...
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Targeting immune cells may be potential therapy for Alzheimer's
October 11, 2019
Messy tangles of a protein called tau can be found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease and some other neurodegenerative diseases. In Alzheimer's, the tangles coalesce just before tissue damage becomes visible in brain scans and people start to become forgetful and confused.
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More Years of Football, Higher Odds for Brain Disease Later
October 11, 2019
By Steven Reinberg


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THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The more years football players play the game, the higher their odds of developing the degenerative brain disease known as chroni...
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Brain scans may provide clues to suicide risk
October 10, 2019
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Utah Health have identified brain circuitry differences that might be associated with suicidal behavior in individuals with mood disorders. The study, published in , provides a promising lead toward tools that can predict ...
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