The brain's white matter pathway organization during the first year of life may predict language acquisition and development at age five, researchers say.
Performing written cognitive tests with a digital pen allowed researchers to identify differences between "thinking" and "writing" times that may be early biomarkers for cognitive and motor decline.
People born into families with members who live longer lives show better cognitive performance and a slower decline in cognitive processing speed as they age.
Plant-based diets, such as the DASH diet and MIND diet, can reduce the risk of heart failure and ultimately decrease the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.
A new study reveals an increase in students reporting symptoms of depression, anxiety, and loneliness. 83% of students surveyed reported their mental health had impacted their academic performance within the past month.
Manipulating memory via optogenetics mitigated addiction-related behaviors.
People with osteoarthritis in the knee who report more pain sensations are more likely to suffer constant and unpredictable pain. Researchers identified a potential mechanism in the nervous system that could explain why people experience varying pain patterns associated with knee osteoarthritis.
People who suffer repetitive head injuries experience increased symptoms of depression and a greater risk of cognitive decline as they age. Those with a history of repetitive head injuries and TBI that resulted in a loss of consciousness reported higher levels of mental health problems, including depressive symptoms.
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Using optogenetics to stimulate different areas of the hippocampus has the ability to enhance or suppress memories in mice. The findings could have implications for suppressing memories associated with traumatic events in PTSD, and also in enhancing cognitive ability or improving memory for those with neurodegenerative diseases, in the future.
Non-invasive electrostimulation restores working memory in 70-year-olds, allowing for comparable to cognitive abilities to those of 20-year-olds. The technology increases neural synchronization patterns and information flow between frontotemporal regions of the brain. This results in rapid improvements of working memory in older people, which lasted for more than 50 minutes post stimulation. The findings offer new hope to those suffering age-related memory impairments.