mental performance

Blood hormone Epo boosts motivation


June 12th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, June 12 (IANS) Blood hormone Epo has a performance-boosting effect on the brain shortly after being injected as it improves oxygen transport in blood. As Epo also increases ... Read more...

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Higher dosage of ADHD drug retards learning


March 12th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) The drug Ritalin (methylphenidate) may impair learning and memory in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, according to the latest finding. The results parallel ... Read more...

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Glass of milk makes for smarter brain


January 31st, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Drinking a glass of milk daily not only smartens the brain but also supplies the vital nutrients it requires to be in a peak condition.Besides ... Read more...

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Why human brains can’t get any smarter


December 8th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Human brains can't get any smarter because they seem to have hit an evolutionary roadblock. You can't have too much of a good thing when it ... Read more...

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‘Drinking eight glasses of water is nonsense’


July 13th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) The recommendation to drink six to eight glasses of water daily to prevent dehydration is a "thoroughly debunked nonsense", says an expert.There is currently no clear ... Read more...

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A cup of tea boosts brain power


February 27th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) New research suggests that tea does bolster brain power, keeps fatigue at bay while helping you to solve crosswords faster. Researchers looked at the effect of key chemicals ... Read more...

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A cup of tea can improve brain power


February 27th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that drinking tea not only improves brain power, but also reduces tiredness and increases alertness, thereby improving the performance.For the study, Dutch researchers ... Read more...

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How oestrogen can make you smarter


November 18th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Northwestern Medicine researchers have discovered how oestrogen physically works in brain cells to boost mental performance.Oestrogen is an elixir for the brain, sharpening mental performance in humans and ... Read more...

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Soon, drug to stop memory loss


October 13th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Scottish researchers have come up with a new treatment, which could be used to improve memory and mental performance in older people.Scientists at the University of Edinburgh say ... 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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High-fat diet ‘can adversely affect physical, memory abilities’


August 12th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Athletes should think twice before consuming a high-fat diet, suggest a new research by Oxford University.A team found rats on fatty diets saw a reduction in physical stamina ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s patients may not benefit from eating ‘brain food’ fish


July 13th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): People with Alzheimer's disease may not benefit from eating fish, even though it is considered to be a "brain food", say American researchers.Two pieces of research have ... Read more...

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Exercise before ’stressful’ job more effective


February 26th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 26 (ANI): Exercise is better in the morning if you have a stressful job, as mental fatigue can affect physical performance, says a new study. Researchers at Bangor University found ... Read more...

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Facebook could jeopardize your health


February 19th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Social-networking sites like Facebook could be could be jeopardising your health by reducing levels of face-to-face contact, warns an expert.According to Dr Aric Sigman, the sites, which ... Read more...

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Ecstasy-induced memory difficulties rarely translate into problems in real world


February 12th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 12 (ANI): An independent body that advises the UK government on drug policy says that ecstasy causes slight memory difficulties and mild depression, but they rarely translate into problems ... Read more...

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Tweak your brain to stay alert when sleep-deprived


August 1st, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Staying awake slows down the brain, while sound sleep ensures peak mental performance and its deprivation only worsens these effects. Washington University (WU) researchers got around this by ... Read more...

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Better oestrogen reception may improve fuzzy memory


July 30th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): University of Florida researchers have found that recharging a naturally occurring oestrogen receptor in the brains of women suffering from certain medical conditions may help boost their ... Read more...

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115-yr-old womans normal brain debunks Alzheimer’s inevitability theory


June 10th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Studying an unusual case of a Dutch woman, who retained an essentially normal brain function until her death at the age of 115, experts have come to ... Read more...

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World’s oldest woman shows Alzheimer’s not inevitable


June 10th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) An unidentified 115-year-old woman who remained mentally alert throughout her life is being held up as proof that the elderly need not succumb to a degenerative brain condition ... Read more...

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Falling asleep on the job can improve your memory


March 24th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hamburg, March 24 (DPA) Falling asleep on the job for a few minutes can improve your memory and mental performance, according to a team of German researchers. Olaf Lahl at the University ... Read more...

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An encounter with blonde women could make men act dumb


November 18th, 2007 - 3:52 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 18 (ANI): The next time you see a blonde woman, there are chances of your mental performance dropping, for a new study has found that when a man meets a ... Read more...

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