Researchers have developed a new brain imaging method that uses pulsed laser light to monitor cerebral blood flow more accurately than more traditional methods.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle, in particular, a healthy diet was associated with a slower than average decline in memory over ten years in older adults, even those with the APOE4 Alzheimer's associated genetic variant.
People who suffer from cardiovascular disease early in life are more likely to have cognitive and memory problems, and worse brain health during middle age.
Lower levels of vitamin D in-utero were associated with delays in fine motor skill development at age five. Exposure to thyroid hormones in-utero was associated with cognitive development during childhood.
Frequent moderate to vigorous exercise is linked to better cognition and brain power during middle age. This intensity level was associated with better working memory and mental processes. Reducing the intensity to lower intensity or sedentary behavior for 6-7 minutes per day was associated with poorer cognitive performance.
People exposed to the Camp Fire California wildfire in 2018 showed significant brain and cognitive function changes many months after the event. Findings add to the growing body of evidence that supports a growing phenomenon known as "climate trauma".
Children born at or before 34 weeks of gestation tended to have lower scores in tests for mathematics, language, and IQ as teenagers compared to those born at full term.
Higher maternal body fat was associated with weaker cognitive, language, and motor skills in children at age two. The children of mothers who were diagnosed with gestational diabetes showed poorer language skills at age two compared to children of mothers without gestational diabetes.
When it comes to broken promises, children between the ages of 3 to 5 can detect whether the excuse is good or bad.
Whether you realize it or not, creative thinking is something even the most conventional thinkers engage in every day. Researchers say creativity can be enhanced by reinterpreting frustrating situations.