Executive Function

Scientists draw closer to a dementia vaccine
January 4, 2020
Although a vaccine for dementia is a long way down the road, researchers recently made a few tentative steps closer. The authors of a recent study in mice hope that in the coming years, they can move into human trials....
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What is the link between depression and anger?
January 4, 2020


Anger is an emotion that everyone feels sometimes, but if a person is feeling angry a lot of the time, they may be experiencing depression.

In many cases, medication, therapy, lifestyle changes, or a combination of these ...
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Research identifies changes in neural circuits underlying self-control during adolescence
January 3, 2020
The human brain is organized into circuits that develop from childhood through adulthood to support executive function -- critical behaviors like self-control, decision making, and complex thought. These circuits are anchored by white matter pathways which coordinate the brain activity necessary ...
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Keep exercising: New study finds it’s good for your brain’s gray matter
January 2, 2020
A study provides new evidence of an association between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health, particularly in gray matter and total brain volume -- regions of the brain involved with cognitive decline and aging.
Some learning is a whole-brain affair
January 2, 2020
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have successfully used a laser-assisted imaging tool to "see" what happens in brain cells of mice learning to reach out and grab a pellet of food. Their experiments, they say, add to evidence that such motor-based learning can occur in multiple areas of the b...
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Objective subtle cognitive difficulties predict amyloid accumulation and neurodegeneration
December 31, 2019
Researchers report that accumulating amyloid protein occurred faster among persons deemed to have 'objectively-defined subtle cognitive difficulties' (Obj-SCD) than among persons considered to be 'cognitively normal,' offering a potential new early biomarker for Alzheimer's disease....
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More Doubt That Plaques in the Brain Cause Alzheimer's
December 31, 2019



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By E.J. Mundell
MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For decades, scientists have known that ...
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A key area of the brain is smaller in women on the pill
December 27, 2019
At the base of the brain is a small but crucial area that acts as a control hub for the nervous and hormonal systems. Now, a study has found that among women, it is significantly smaller in those using birth control pills....
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What causes uncontrolled laughter in epilepsy?
December 25, 2019
A rare form of epilepsy can be characterized by seizures of uncontrolled laughter. What is the root cause, and can doctors address it? A new case study answers this question....
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What is the link between depression and anxiety?
December 24, 2019

Both depression and anxiety can be debilitating. Also, it is not unusual for these conditions to occur together. When this happens, it can be particularly challenging.
This article explores how ...
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