cognitive abilities

Blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease in offing


August 10th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) A blood test is in the offing to detect Alzheimer's disease, researchers at Emory University say."Reliability and failure to replicate initial results have been the biggest challenge ... Read more...

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‘Stress may retard brain development in children’


June 7th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Stress may retard brain development in children, altering the growth of a specific part and the abilities tied to it, researchers say. "There has been a ... Read more...

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Our brain keeps growing well into our 20s


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 23 (IANS) Our brain continues to grow well into our 20s -- not just stopping at adolescence as once thought in medical science.New evidence to this effect has ... Read more...

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Myth: Video games sharpen brain


September 16th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) That playing video games makes the brain smarter and improves concentration might be a myth fostered by a host of studies."Despite the hype, in reality, there ... Read more...

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Elderly tend to be bad liars


May 30th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 30 (IANS) Older people cannot lie as convincingly as younger people and are worse at detecting when others are lying, a study says. Psychology researchers Ted Ruffman, Janice ... Read more...

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Driving mistakes increase with age


May 17th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 17 (IANS) Young adults who are essentially good drivers are prone to commit dangerous driving mistakes as they age, a recent study has claimed.While most studies of older ... Read more...

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Elderly? Get some sunshine to prevent falls


May 5th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) It's a good idea for older people to get some sunshine regularly. For, it helps maintain adequate Vitamin D levels which in turn can prevent falls.A ... Read more...

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Like humans, monkeys too can recall what they’ve seen!


April 29th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): For the first time, a study has suggested that monkeys too can recall and reproduce simple shapes from memory just like humans.The finding may help us understand ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wanna keep your brain healthy in old age? Party and meet friends!


April 26th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Do you want to keep your brain healthy in old age? Then meet friends, attend parties or just go to the church!According to a research conducted by the ... Read more...

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Meet friends, attend parties to keep brain healthy


April 26th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) An easy way to keep your brain healthy and sharp is to meet friends, attend parties and or just play bingo!Frequent social activities may help prevent ... Read more...

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Persistent poverty, not family instability, affects kid’s cognitive development


April 21st, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): UK researchers has revealed that children from homes that experience persistent poverty are more likely to have their cognitive development affected than children in better off homes.Family instability, ... Read more...

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5 more genes behind Alzheimer’s disease risk identified


April 4th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): A consortium of Alzheimer's researchers, including a team from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has identified five more new genes that when present add to risk of developing ... Read more...

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Cerebellum offers clues to nature of human intelligence


March 9th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new research has shed light on the nature of human intelligence.The study has suggested that grey matter volume in the 'cerebellum' at the back of the brain ... Read more...

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Dull brain? Blame it on family genes!


March 4th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 4 (IANS) Your family's genetic make-up may explain why your brain is sharp or dull, so says researchers.Alex Fornito from the University Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre said the findings ... Read more...

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How well our brain functions is based on our family’s genes


March 4th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 04 (ANI): A new study, led by University of Melbourne, has shown that how well our brain functions is largely based on our family's genetic makeup.The study provides the first ... Read more...

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Ancient tools show man sailed the seas 130,000 years ago


January 5th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Archaeologists have discovered a set of tools that point to man sailing the seas tens of thousands of years earlier than previously thought.Rough axes and other tools, thought ... Read more...

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Strength training for seniors offers cognitive, economic benefits: Study


December 14th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A one-year follow-up study has shown that strength training for seniors provides cognitive as well as economic benefits.The study, was conducted at the Centre for Hip Health and ... Read more...

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Long-term exposure to pesticides linked to dementia


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new research has suggested that long-term exposure to pesticides may be linked to the development of dementia.The authors base their findings on 614 vineyard workers in ... Read more...

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‘Neanderthals shopped at stone-age Tiffany’s’ theory debunked


October 20th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): In 1959 in the Grotte du Renne in central France, archaeologists found a wide range of ornaments and tools, indicating the existence of a stone-age Tiffany's, but a ... Read more...

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Cuddle chemical improves social cognition only in less socially proficient people


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Naturally occurring hormone oxytocin-the so-called cuddle chemical-selectively improves social cognitive abilities for less socially proficient individuals, but has little effect on those who are more socially proficient, according ... Read more...

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Age-related mental decline may be less than previously believed


September 19th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that all mental abilities decline with advancing age, but the decreases aren't as sharp as some research has suggested.For the study, Timothy Salthouse, ... Read more...

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Study shows mental decline in elderly is smaller than thought


September 14th, 2010 - 1:30 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The American Psychological Association (APA) on Monday announced that a recently published test shows that mental decline in elderly people is less than previously thought.According to the ... Read more...

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Education more important than knowledge in preventing spread of HIV


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): A new study suggests that simply teaching people the facts about how to protect themselves from HIV may not be enough to prevent the spread of AIDS in ... Read more...

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Academic performance in adolescence linked to gene variants


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 03 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the academic performance of adolescents will suffer in at least one of four key subjects -- English, math, science, history -- if ... Read more...

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Why drunk drivers feel they are fit to get behind the wheel


August 18th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Researchers have found why some people feel they have recovered enough to drive after drinking.The new study, led by Dr. Peter J. Snyder, vice president of research for ... Read more...

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Brain fitness programs may help weak elderly walk faster


August 11th, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): A study led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found preliminary evidence that brain fitness programs may help frail elderly walk faster, ... Read more...

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Young athletes with diabetes can still perform: Study


July 15th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A new research has found that although diabetes affects performance of young athletes, they can still manage a good performance.A participants' athletic prowess is sapped by low blood ... Read more...

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Friendships, family ties get better with age


June 26th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Relationships get better with age as older adults are more willing to forgive and are less prone to conflicts with children and siblings, a new study says. "Older adults ... Read more...

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Practise won’t make you perfect when it comes to sight-reading music


June 19th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Practice makes a man perfect except sight-reading music, if new research is to be believed.The ability to play sheet music on an instrument with little or no preparation ... Read more...

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Dogs have turned dumb due to years of domestication: Study


June 9th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Owing to thousands of years of domestication, dogs have lost some of their problem-solving skills, according to new research.Dogs are now so dependent upon people that they fail ... Read more...

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Better and quicker decisions based on cognitive ability, not age


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): It's not age, it's cognition that makes the difference in decision-making.According to researchers at Duke University, age doesn't count in making risky decisions."It's not age, it's cognition that ... Read more...

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Age doesn’t dent one’s ability to make sound decisions


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS) Just because your mom has turned 85, you shouldn't assume you'll have to take over her financial matters. She may be just as good or better than you ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Does listening to Mozart make you smarter?


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Scientists have long been debating the alleged performance-enhancing effects of hearing classical music. However, researchers in Vienna have found no evidence that listening to Mozart can improve one's ... Read more...

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Listening to Mozart ‘doesn’t make you brainier’


May 11th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): People, who were listening to Mozart in the hope of boosting their intelligence, can stop now - as according to scientists the Austrian composer's creations won't make you ... Read more...

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Clapping along songs improve kids’ brain power


April 29th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Clapping while singing songs is likely to spur development of important skills in children, a first-ever study on the subject says. "We found that children in the first, second ... Read more...

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