Executive Function

Solving the puzzle of Mitchell disease
April 16, 2020
When a patient with puzzling neurological symptoms enrolled in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, researchers led by Dr. Hugo J. Bellen were set on solving the mystery. The patient presented with an unidentified late-onset neurodegenerative disorder. The team named this new syndrome "Mitchell dise...
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How expectations influence learning
April 15, 2020
During learning, the brain is a prediction engine that continually makes theories about our environment and accurately registers whether an assumption is true or not. A team of neuroscientists from Ruhr-Universität Bochum has shown that expectation during these predictions affects the activi...
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Therapy by Phone Helps Parkinson's Patients Manage Depression
April 13, 2020



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FRIDAY, April 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A type of talk therapy by phone may help treat depression in people with ...
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Rapid Response to PTSD Therapy May Predict Long-Term Improvement
April 8, 2020



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APRIL 06, 2020 -- Patients who experience a rapid response to cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for posttrau...
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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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