Executive Function

Brief entrance test can predict academic success within first year of study in economics
March 13, 2020
German researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin found that even a short test can reliably predict students' success within their first year of study in Economics -- much better than an intelligence test or predictions based on school grades....
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Gold nanoparticles uncover amyloid fibrils
March 12, 2020
One of the characteristics of Alzheimer's disease is the presence of knot-like structures between brain cells. These are called "amyloid fibrils" and are formed by the notorious amyloid beta peptide and Tau protein, which are two of the most sought-after targets for the development of therapies t...
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To protect your brain, don't be (too) kind!
March 12, 2020
Alzheimer's disease, the main cause of dementia in the elderly, is a neurodegenerative disease caused by the irreversible destruction of neuronal networks in certain brain structures affecting memory. While some risk factors are known, such as hypertension or diabetes, the potential role of non-b...
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AA Still Best to Beat Problem Drinking, Review Finds
March 11, 2020

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By Amy Norton
WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For people who want to stop drinking, the world's oldest ...
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Gratitude interventions don't help with depression, anxiety
March 9, 2020
Go ahead and be grateful for the good things in your life. Just don't think that a gratitude intervention will help you feel less depressed or anxious.
In a new study, researchers at The Ohio State University analyzed results from 27 separate studies that examined the effectiveness of...
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Music therapy helps stroke patients
March 6, 2020
New research has found that music therapy sessions have a positive effect on the neurorehabilitation of acute stroke patients, as well as their mood.
The study -- the first large-scale investigation into the feasibility of delivering these exercises -- was led by Dr Alex Street, of An...
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Gene variants may increase susceptibility to accumulate Alzheimer's protein tau
March 3, 2020
The toxic protein tau is a key biological feature in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. Yet the factors that make people susceptible or resistant to tau accumulation are not well-understood. A preliminary Mayo Clinic study shows that inherited DNA variants may be associated with devel...
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Blood test method may predict Alzheimer's protein deposits in brain
March 2, 2020
Researchers report an advance in the development of a blood test that could help detect pathological Alzheimer's disease in people who are showing signs of dementia. This approach could be less invasive and less costly than current brain imaging and spinal fluid tests. The blood test detects the ...
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Learning difficulties due to poor connectivity, not specific brain regions
February 27, 2020
Different learning difficulties do not correspond to specific regions of the brain, as previously thought, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. Instead poor connectivity between 'hubs' within the brain is much more strongly related to children's difficulties.
Between 14-30%...
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Losing a Spouse Could Speed Brain's Decline
February 27, 2020

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By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a spouse can be a heartbreaker, and new research suggests it's also tough on the brain.
The study found that wh...
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