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Genetics, Intellectual Disability, genomic diagnostics, WDR26 gene, Pediatrics, Human Genetics, WDR26 haploinsufficiency

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Gastroenterolgy, Microbiome, Microbiota, Gut Bacteria and Health, Gut Bacteria, Emotion, Depression, Anger, Cognition, Cognitive Processes, Perception, Awareness, Stress, Anxiety, Neurobiology

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Cell Phone, Cognitive Abilities, Memory & Cognitive Processes, Concentration

The Mere Presence of Your Smartphone Reduces Brain Power, Study Shows

New study shows your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off.

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Sleep, Sleep Study, OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive, Psychology, obession, compulsions, Behavior, Binghamton, Binghamton University, SUNY Binghamton, State University of New York at Binghamton, Cognitive Functioning, Bedtime, Bed, Sleeping, impulse control, Disorder, psychological disorder

People Who Go to Bed Late Have Less Control Over OCD Symptoms

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A late bedtime is associated with lower perceived control of obsessive thoughts, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Frailty, cognitive abilities, Psychological Medicine, Disabililty

Good Nutrition, Physical Training and Mental Exercises Can Reverse Physical Frailty in the Elderly: NUS Study

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A four-year study conducted by researchers from the National University of Singapore showed that a combination of nutritional, physical and cognitive interventions can reverse physical frailty in elderly people.

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Why the ‘Peculiar’ Stands Out in Our Memory

Memories that stick with us for a lifetime are those that fit in with a lot of other things we remember – but have a slightly weird twist. It’s this notion of ‘peculiarity’ that can help us understand what makes lasting memories.

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How Do Preemies Perform in School?

Parents of prematurely born babies often fear their children may go on to struggle in school, but findings from a new large-scale study from the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University and Northwestern Medicine should reassure parents.

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Kinesthetic, language analysis, Learning and Development

University of Rhode Island Pioneers Research Into Movement, Learning, Language

Kinesthetic classrooms are not new, but the URI project is breaking new ground by measuring language patterns and usage in the context of movement. No other school is studying a kinesthetic classroom in a controlled manner, and no other school is looking at connections between movement, language and being on task, the researchers said.

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Human Brain Tunes Into Visual Rhythms in Sign Language

It has been difficult to tell whether neural entrainment is specialized for spoken language. In a new study, University of Chicago scholars designed an experiment using sign language to answer that question.

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Studies Offer Insight into Physical and Cognitive Decline among U.S. Asian Aging Populations

The first ever longitudinal study of U.S. Chinese older adults in the greater Chicago area found the cognitive and physical function of U.S. Chinese immigrants may be greatly impacted by their social and cultural context more than non-immigrant populations.







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