Study reveals the role astrocytes play in the crucial closing period of brain plasticity following birth. The findings could help in the development of strategies to reintroduce plasticity in the adult brain.
Children whose diet included more organic foods scored better on tests of fluid intelligence and working memory, a new study reveals.
Discontinuing an education in math after age 16 can be disadvantageous for cognitive development, a new study reports. Those who stopped studying math at age 16 had lower levels of a chemical associated with brain plasticity in areas of the brain associated with cognitive function.
Study reports a link between the consumption of sugary drinks and diets high in sugars in breastfeeding mothers and cognitive developmental problems in their babies.
The oligosaccharide 2'FL from a mother's breast milk enhances cognitive development in her child. The amount of 2'FL in breast milk at one month was related to significantly higher cognitive development scores at the age of two.
Iron levels in the basal ganglia steadily increase throughout development and, in two sub-regions, continue to increase into adulthood. Decreased levels of iron in the putamen was correlated with impaired cognitive performance involving reasoning and spatial processing. Findings suggest the brain requires iron for healthy cognitive development.
A deep learning model uses white matter connectomes generated from MRI images taken at birth to accurately predict an infant's cognitive development at age two.
Researchers report the reason many shun away from physical activity as adults may be rooted in childhood experience. The study reveals negative memories associated with PE classes during childhood may generate negative response to participating in exercise as adults.
A new study reports the lasting effects of teen cannabis use can be observed on important cognitive function and appears to have a more pronounced effect than alcohol use on neurodevelopment.
Researchers say limiting children's access to screen time to two hours a day, in addition to physical activity and quality sleep, helps to improve cognitive development.
Researchers warn pregnant women and their children to avoid drinking too many sodas, as excessive amounts of sugar in these drinks can negatively impact memory and learning. However, consuming fruits appears to be beneficial for cognitive development, the study reports.