cognitive performance

Easter Island drug boosts memory, learning


July 1st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 1 (IANS) A drug of Polynesian origin has shown exciting results in improving memory and learning, which diminish with age but hit rock bottom in Alzhemier's patients. University ... Read more...

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Caffeinated gum keeps Israeli pilots, commandos alert


May 18th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 18 (IANS) The Israeli army is supplying aviators and special operations forces a caffeine-charged chewing gum that dramatically enhances their ability to cope with fatigue on long missions, ... Read more...

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Staying active key to youthful brain: Study


April 29th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 29 (IANS) Aging may be inevitable, but staying physically and mentally active is the key to maintaining a youthful brain, says a new study."Although some memory functions do ... Read more...

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Rosemary scent perks up brain power


February 26th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Exposure to higher levels of rosemary scent seems to perk up brain power, tests show. Mark Moss and Lorraine Oliver, from the Brain, Performance and Nutrition ... Read more...

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Eating less keeps the brain young


December 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Overeating can age your brain while eating less activates a molecule that keeps it young, reveals a study.A team of researchers from Catholic University of Sacred ... Read more...

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Testosterone perks memory in post-menopausal women


June 7th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 7 (IANS) Post-menopausal women have better memory after daily treatment with a testosterone spray for six months. "These results offer a potential therapy, where none currently exists, to ... Read more...

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Exercise, helping others can be as effective as drugs to treat mental illnesses


February 18th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has suggested that lifestyle changes-such as getting more exercise, time in nature, or helping others-can be as effective as drugs or counseling to treat an ... Read more...

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Fighter pilots’ brains are smarter


December 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Fighter pilots' brains are smarter and more capable than those with no piloting experience, says a new research based on cognitive tests and scans. The study, conducted by ... Read more...

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Brains of fighter pilots are ‘more sensitive’: Study


December 15th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study, which included cognitive tests and MRI scans, has found that fighter pilots' brains are more sensitive as compared to a control group.The research compared the ... Read more...

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Sugar-sweetened coffee could make your smarter


December 9th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): Sugar-sweetened coffee may be the best way to prepare the brain for a busy day ahead, say scientists.Researchers at the University of Barcelona in Spain found that taking ... Read more...

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Energy drinks work when consumed moderately


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 03 (ANI): A new study has revealed that moderate consumption of energy drinks can improve people's response time on a lab test measuring behavioral control, but those benefits disappear as ... Read more...

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Chew gum in class, German school pupils told


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Students at a school in Germany are permitted to chew gum as "it helps the children concentrate and deal with stress", an official said.Wolfgang Ellegast of the education ... Read more...

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Coffee with sugar activates attentiveness, memory


November 28th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) A cup of coffee activates attentiveness and memory if it is taken with sugar. University of Barcelona scientists found that taking caffeine and sugar together boosts the brain's ... Read more...

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Sugar-sweetened coffee ‘boosts memory, attention span’


November 27th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Sugar-sweetened coffee may be the best way to prepare the brain for a busy day ahead, say scientists.Researchers at the University of Barcelona in Spain found that taking ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Late-preterm babies ‘at greater risk for cognitive, emotional problems’


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that late-preterm babies, those born between 34 and 36 weeks, face an increased risk of cognitive and emotional problems.The findings held up ... 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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Fetal alcohol exposure linked to a decrease in cognitive performance


October 20th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new research has shown that exposure to alcohol as a fetus causes difficulties in memory and information processing in children.The findings indicate that visual perception, control of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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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Teens with type 2 diabetes have brain abnormalities


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 03 (ANI): Obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes have diminished cognitive performance and subtle abnormalities in the brain, a study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Centre has found."This is ... Read more...

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Blueberries, green tea may boost memory in old age


July 21st, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A combination of nutrients called NT-020- made from blueberries, green tea, and amino acids, such as carnosine-successfully promoted adult neural stem cell proliferation in aged rats and boosted ... Read more...

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Physical activity in teens insures women against mental ill-health


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 2 (IANS) Women, who are physically active as a teenager or in mid and later life, face lower risk of cognitive impairment in late-life compared to those who are inactive, ... Read more...

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Vitamin D vital for cognitive function


June 26th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have contributed to a limited but growing body of evidence of a link between vitamin D and cognitive function.The study was led by epidemiologist Katherine Tucker ... Read more...

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Relationship between HIV-infected kids, caregivers crucial


February 6th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 6 (ANI): Scientists have stressed on the significance of the quality of care and the relationship between children and their caregivers.Researchers sought to determine the effects of HIV infection and ... 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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Lullaby-massage combo could help put toddlers to sleep


December 26th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Wondering how to calm your squirming toddler to sleep? Well, according to a new book singing lullaby along with a soothing massage can do the trick.Texas Tech University ... Read more...

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Young adults in peak fitness have higher IQ


December 6th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Does being in peak physical condition ensure higher IQ levels? A study involving 1.2 million Swedish soldiers born between 1950 and 1976, shows a clear link between fitness ... Read more...

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Surgery doesn’t lead to memory problems in older patients


November 20th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have said that surgery does not lead to memory loss and other cognitive problems in older adults.In fact, ... Read more...

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Modernization does affect kids’ cognitive development


November 13th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A new cross-cultural study has shown that societal and technological changes do affect children's thinking skills.Using previously collected data from the late 1970s, researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Consumption of certain fish linked to poor cognitive performance in kids


November 13th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Granada has revealed that kids who eat fish more than 3 times per week show worse performance in ... Read more...

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Active kids fall asleep much faster


September 14th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 14 (IANS) Active kids fall asleep in 26 minutes, whereas the average child takes 45, says a new study. Researchers from Monash University have found that children who are more active ... Read more...

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High-fat diets can make us stupid, sluggish


September 5th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Rats fed a high-fat diet exhibit stark reduction in their physical endurance and cognitive ability after just nine days, says a new study. The research, funded by the ... Read more...

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Why girls can’t resist the geeks


August 20th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 20 (ANI): In what may help understand why geeks get the girls, a study on the Satin Bowerbird's mating rituals has for the first time directly linked a male's cognitive ... Read more...

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Socio-economic status plays no major role in cognitive decline in elderly


August 8th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): A new piece of research has found no link between cognitive decline and socio-economic status in people aged 70 and older.However, the study, led by researchers at ... Read more...

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It’s official: active kids sleep better


July 23rd, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): A new study has confirmed what many parents already knew - running around in the day means your child may fall asleep faster at night.The study of 500 ... Read more...

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Synchronised light bursts may make jet lag history


July 15th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A software program that prescribes a regimen for avoiding jet lag using timed light exposure has been created by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the University ... Read more...

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