mental abilities

Dutch pitch invader sentenced to six months imprisonment


December 30th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Dec 30 (IANS) A Dutch fan who attacked AZ Alkmaar goalkeeper Esteban was sentenced by the magistrate in Amsterdam to six months imprisonment -- of which two months ... Read more...

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Exercise reduces dementia risk


September 8th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Any muscle flexing that gets the heart pumping is likely to cut dementia risk and slow down its progression, says a new research.Dementia is the slow ... Read more...

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Toy story in a dog’s world


August 25th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Chucking a ball and asking your dog to fetch it may soon go out of style. A leading dog website in India has come up ... Read more...

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Clogged arteries can also cause clouded thinking


July 22nd, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Clogged arteries or atherosclerosis that causes heart disease can bring on dementia by restricting blood flow to the brain.Dementia includes difficulty with thinking, reasoning and memory, ... Read more...

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Meditation helps decrease stress, suppress info overload


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Mindfulness meditation helps regulate a vital brain wave called the alpha rhythm which suppresses information overload and improves memory, besides easing pain. It involves focusing ... Read more...

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A cluttered brain doesn’t remember


April 20th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 20 (IANS) Lapses in memory occur more frequently with age, yet the reasons for this increasing forgetfulness have not always been clear.However, new research shows that older individuals ... Read more...

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Cluttered memory halts older people from learning new things


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A new research from Concordia University has suggested that older individuals have reduced learning and memory because their minds tend to be cluttered with irrelevant information when performing ... Read more...

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Study reveals that weight loss improves memory


April 15th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that weight loss surgery may improve memory. The subjects of the study were obese people.The researchers before the study analyzed the ... Read more...

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Brain scans may help predict which adults will develop Alzheimer’s


April 7th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Brain scans may help predict which adults with mild cognitive impairment are likelier to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an intermediate ... Read more...

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Brain scans may predict future Alzheimer’s patients


April 7th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say a brain scan on people with mild decline in mental abilities may predict who would go ahead to develop Alzheimer's disease. The study is ... Read more...

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eHarmony: ‘using science to find love’ - but does it really work?


February 15th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new trend started by websites like eHarmony.com and Chemistry.com promises to find you the love of your life by using science - but does it work?According to ... Read more...

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People with memory problems ‘may be at higher risk for stroke’


February 10th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has shown that people who have memory problems or other declines in their mental abilities may be at higher risk for stroke.For the study, researchers ... Read more...

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Face recognition skills peak after 30 years


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Our ability to recognise and remember faces peaks between the ages of 30 and 34 years, about a decade later than most other mental abilities.The surprising discovery was ... Read more...

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ABC Offers New Superhero Drama With ‘No Ordinary Family’


September 29th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Sep 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The latest superhero drama to hit American TV screens is 'No Ordinary Family'. The show premiered on September 28 on ABC and going by the pilot, ... 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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Dogs steal food discreetly to avoid getting caught


July 26th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): Next time a cookie is stolen from your jar, don't blame your kid as your dog could behind it too.A recent study has revealed that just like children, ... Read more...

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The wrath of Kim - North Korea look to appease leader


June 24th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Nelspruit, South Africa, June 24 (DPA) Many jokes have been cracked about what may happen to the North Korean team when they return home to face communist leader Kim Jong Il after ... Read more...

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Whales too ‘can feel and suffer’ like humans


June 21st, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): Whales also demonstrate human-like characteristics of self-awareness, suffering and a social culture along with high mental abilities, according to marine biologists.The findings, put forth at a recent conference, ... Read more...

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Stress raises diabetics’ memory loss risk


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Stress increases the risk of memory loss and cognitive decline among diabetics, a new study has found.To reach the conclusion, researchers studied more than 900 men and women ... Read more...

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‘Active women give birth to smarter kids’


February 17th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 17 (IANS) Researchers say active women give birth to smarter kids and they are all set to prove it. Canadian researchers at the University of Montreal say studies on animals already ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s drug shows promise for Huntington’s disease


February 9th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Dimebon (latrepirdine), a pill being developed for Alzheimer's disease, has been found to improve mental abilities in some patients with Huntington's disease, says a new study.The research has ... Read more...

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Brain training ‘doesn’t improve older adults’ overall mental fitness’


December 24th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Brain training products don't improve overall mental health of older adults, say researchers.The study led by German researchers showed that such items can only improve specific abilities they ... Read more...

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Memory exam better than IQ test in assessing students’ abilities


August 16th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Testing students' working memory is better than IQ test for assessing their learning potential, according to a study.Scientists say that "working memory"-the ability to retain and juggle ... Read more...

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Your furry friend understands over 150 words


August 10th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) Dogs can intentionally deceive other dogs and people to get treats and can understand more than 150 words, according to a psychologist and leading canine researcher. Stanley Coren of ... Read more...

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Dogs ‘as smart as 2-year-olds’


August 9th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Dogs' mental abilities are close to a human child age 2 to 2.5 years, according to a new research.Psychologist and leading canine researcher Stanley Coren, PhD, of the ... Read more...

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Language skills early on may ward off Alzheimer’s later


July 10th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) People who have superior language skills early in life are less likely to develop Alzheimer's later, even though they may have some signs, according to a new study. ... Read more...

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Continuing to work in later life may help ‘avoid dementia’


May 18th, 2009 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): Alzheimer's disease may be kept at bay by continuing to work later in life, say scientists.Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London came up ... Read more...

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Diabetes could lead to diminished brain power


April 12th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): Failure to control type 2 diabetes may lead to poorer memory and diminished brain power, a new study has found.According to University of Edinburgh team, severe hypoglycaemic episodes ... Read more...

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Like humans, birds too can interpret looks and gestures


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Think birds are just some "high-flying, cute looking" species? Well, it's time you jiggle your thinking and respect their mental abilities, for a new study has found that ... Read more...

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Dementia rates may be reduced by increasing school leaving age


March 28th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 28 (ANI): Cambridge University researchers say that the time spent in education may reduce people's risk of dementia later in life.The researchers compared the mental abilities of elderly people, ... Read more...

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Human trial of stem cell therapy for stroke patients begins in UK


January 19th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Taking a revolutionary step in stem cell research, scientists in the UK will be injecting stem cells into patients to try to repair brain damage in stroke ... Read more...

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Pooches bred for looking attractive lose mental bite


January 18th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Pet owners desire for attractive-looking dogs has led to a decline in intelligence of the pooches, according to Swedish scientists.Researchers have suggested that breeding modern dogs for ... Read more...

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Diabetes linked to mental deterioration


January 5th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Alberta say that diabetics may find their mental abilities slowing down soon after the disease appears.Their conclusion is based on a study, ... Read more...

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Binge drinking can lead to long-term brain damage


December 29th, 2008 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): While binge drinkers are already known to be at increased risk of accidents, violence and engaging in unprotected sex, it has now emerged that only a few ... Read more...

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