Fetal exposure to phthalates alters cognitive processing in young children, a new study reports. Children whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of phthalates during pregnancy exhibited slower information processing skills. Male children were most likely to experience difficulties.
Those exposed to cocoa flavanols performed better at cognitive tests and showed increases in brain oxygenation.
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Combing gait data from multiple sclerosis patients with machine learning, researchers have developed a new tool to monitor and predict disease progression.
Study reports higher levels of lutein in the eyes is linked to better academic achievement and cognitive abilities in children.
In order to better understand the role that knowledge serves in human intelligence, it is essential to look beyond the individual and focus studies on the community overall, researchers say.
Hippocampal neurogenesis continues to occur well into old age, and in those with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers found evidence of neurogenesis in people up to the age of 99. While neurogenesis continues to occur in those with Alzheimer's disease, it is significantly reduced compared to those who have normal cognitive function.
Researchers investigate whether abnormal gut bacteria composition contribute to autism spectrum disorders, or whether diet and medication for children with ASD leads to the irregular microbiome.
Mundane behaviors repeated over time, and occur in the context of other similar behaviors can lead to conflated intentions, which cause false memories of completing the task.
According to a new study, those with epilepsy who live in high crime neighborhoods have three times as many seizures as those living in lower crime areas.
Children aged 4-6 who had better cardiorespiratory fitness than their peers performed better on cognitive tests and in other tests of brain function.
Researchers have identified a new target of alcohol in the brain. A new study reveals alcohol blocks the KCNK13 potassium channel within the membrane of dopamine releasing neurons in the ventral tegmental area.