cognitive domains

‘Bad’ neighbourhood linked to worse cognitive function in some older adults


March 8th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has warned that living in a psychosocially hazardous neighbourhood could worsen the cognitive function in older age for persons with the apolipoprotein E e4 allele ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on cognitive recovery after brain damage


November 4th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A new study has shed light on mechanisms that underlie recovery after damage to a region of the brain important for memory and attention.The research has highlighted the ... Read more...

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High plasma levels of beta-amyloid linked with faster cognitive decline


August 10th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 10 (ANI): A new study has found that high plasma levels of beta-amyloid -protein fragments associated with Alzheimer's disease when they accumulate in the brain- appear to be associated with ... Read more...

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Babies are a lot smarter than we think


June 16th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Babies are a lot smarter than we can think of, says a new study. It suggests that even before they learn to babble, babies are organising information about ... Read more...

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Nine-month-old babies grasp number, space and time concepts


June 16th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Nine-month-old babies grasp number, space and time concepts in more complex ways than previously realised, a new study shows. The research, led by Emory University psychologist Stella Lourenco, ... Read more...

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Music helps Alzheimer’s sufferers in remembering new information


May 13th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) are better able to remember new verbal information when it is provided in the context of music even when compared to healthy, older ... Read more...

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New Alzheimer’s test to ensure early detection


March 12th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new test, developed at the University of Tennessee, is over 95 percent accurate in detecting cognitive abnormalities linked with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of cognitive impairment.Called ... Read more...

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Herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba ‘doesn’t slow mental decline’


December 30th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba doesn't appear to lower the rate of cognitive decline in older adults, say researchers.The study led by University of Pittsburgh showed that older adults ... Read more...

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