Executive Function

Study uses eye movement test to confirm brain aging effects
January 16, 2020
A new study, published in , shows how University of Liverpool researchers have used a newly developed eye movement test to improve the understanding of how parts of the brain work.
Healthy, older adults are widely reported to experience cognitive decline, including impairments in inhi...
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Blue light can help heal mild traumatic brain injury
January 15, 2020
Early morning blue light exposure therapy can aid the healing process of people impact by mild traumatic brain injury, according to new research from the University of Arizona.
"Daily exposure to blue wavelength light each morning helps to re-entrain the circadian rhythm so that peopl...
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20 causes of numbness in the hands
January 15, 2020


A number of conditions can cause the hands to feel numb. When a person has a sensation of numbness in the hands, weakness and painful tingling sensations may also occur.

This article will explore some of the possible caus...
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Brain model offers new insights into damage caused by stroke and other injuries
January 14, 2020
A University at Buffalo neuroimaging researcher has developed a computer model of the human brain that more realistically simulates actual patterns of brain impairment than existing methods. The novel advancement represents the union of two established approaches to create a digital simulation en...
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Could some antibiotics help treat early onset dementia?
January 14, 2020

The symptoms of frontotemporal, or early onset, dementia can appear as early as age 40. Have researchers found a new way to treat this condition using antibiotics?
Frontotemporal ...
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What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?
January 13, 2020


Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both eating disorders in which a person tries to lose weight in unhealthful ways.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about ...
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When pregnant moms are stressed out, babies' brains suffer
January 13, 2020
Knowing that your unborn fetus has congenital heart disease causes such pronounced maternal stress, anxiety and depression that these women's fetuses end up with impaired development in key brain regions before they are born, according to research published online Jan. 13, 2020, in .
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What to know about brain atrophy
January 8, 2020


Brain atrophy refers to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between brain cells. People who experience brain atrophy typically develop poorer cognitive functioning as a result of this type of brain damage.
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Does the air we breathe influence our schizophrenia risk?
January 8, 2020

Schizophrenia affects millions of people around the world and is a chief contributor to disability. Researchers are still working to uncover all the risk factors that could facilitate the development of this condition. A new study suggests that air pollution may be one of...
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What are the types of depression?
January 7, 2020


Seven common types of depression are:
Major depressive disorder
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