Executive Function

Babies retain even detailed events during a nap
April 7, 2020
The brain is permanently exposed to new impressions. Even when sleeping, it does not rest and processes recent experiences. In very early childhood, it has been thought that sleep primarily promotes semantic memory. This includes general knowledge such as the meaning of words. However, scientists...
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Treatment relieves depression in 90% of participants in small study
April 7, 2020
A new form of magnetic brain stimulation rapidly relieved symptoms of severe depression in 90% of participants in a small study conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
The researchers are conducting a larger, double-blinded trial in which half the parti...
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Cocky kids: The four-year-olds with the same overconfidence as risk-taking bankers
April 2, 2020
Overconfidence in one's own abilities despite clear evidence to the contrary is present and persistent in children as young as four, a new study by the University of Sussex Business School has revealed.
The cognitive bias has been consistently observed among a number of professions in...
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How Ritalin Works in the Brain
April 2, 2020



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WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new study dispels a common belief about how stimulants such as ...
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Dirty Air Might Raise Your Odds for Dementia
April 1, 2020



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By Alan Mozes
TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Smog drives up dementia risk, particularly for older men an...
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Recovery From Mild Brain Trauma Takes Longer Than Expected: Study
March 30, 2020



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SUNDAY, March 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of patients with a sports-related mild traumatic brain inj...
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How cognitive intelligence is a whole brain phenomenon
March 26, 2020
An international collaborative study led by researchers from the NUI Galway provides findings on the neural basis of intelligence, otherwise known as general cognitive ability (IQ).
This new research uses an imaging technique called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to provide an insight...
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Daily Aspirin Won't Stop Dementia, Study Finds
March 26, 2020



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By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans pop a low-dose aspi...
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An aspirin a day does not keep dementia at bay
March 25, 2020
Taking a low-dose aspirin once a day does not reduce the risk of thinking and memory problems caused by mild cognitive impairment or probable Alzheimer's disease, nor does it slow the rate of cognitive decline, according to a large study published in the March 25, 2020, online issue of ®, the...
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Mother/infant skin-to-skin touch boosts baby's brain development and function
March 25, 2020
As the world prioritizes social distancing to stop or slow down the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), a new study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University demonstrates that mother-infant touch and contact are essential for optimal neurodevelopmental regulation in early infancy. Kangaroo Care...
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