Greater radiodensity of perivascular adipose tissue in women during midlife was associated with decreased working memory performance later in life.
Study reveals a direct link between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and improved cognitive function.
Higher glucose levels detected by a two-hour glucose test were an accurate predictor of poorer performance in tests of episodic memory ten years later.
Researchers identified specific receptors for acetylcholine that reroute information flow through memory circuits in the hippocampus. The findings could have implications for the development of drugs to help enhance or protect memory from diseases associated with cognitive decline.
Brain areas associated with working memory also gauge the quality and uncertainty of memories. Researchers reveal details about the neural mechanisms of working memory that allow us to make decisions based on our certainty of memories.
Researchers have identified 2,000 genes in humans linked to longevity. The genes are associated with biological mechanisms that drive the prolongation of life in mammals, including DNA repair, coagulation, and immune response.
Small scale study reveals Omega 3 supplements stabilized memory function in adults with Alzheimer's disease. Those who did not take omega-3 supplements showed a deterioration in memory function.
By training mice to voluntarily increase the size and frequency of dopamine impulses in their brains, researchers demonstrated dopamine increases can be driven by internally mediated changes within the brain.
Researchers have identified four cognitive profiles associated with menopause. Findings reveal women who experience stronger verbal learning and memory, in addition to better attention and executive function during menopause, are less likely to experience hot flashes and depression. Women who experienced cognitive weakness had an increased risk of depression and sleep disruptions.
Researchers reveal the neurobiological basis of why we often find it more difficult to find the right words as we age.
Reductions in reaction time, memory, and other neuropsychological problems persist for at least seven days following a ten-day period of insufficient sleep.