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Rosemary Aroma Can Help Older Adults to Remember to Do Things

The aroma of rosemary essential oil may improve ability of people over 65 to remember events and to remember to complete tasks at particular times in the future.

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Brain Study on Memory Delay Explains Visuomotor Mistakes

In an Olympics tennis analogy, when a high degree of accuracy is required, a one-second delay in frontal cortex processing could make the difference between an Olympic gold and silver, according to the researchers.

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Rockin’ for Research: Baylor University Psychologist Uses His Music to Teach Statistics

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WACO, Texas (April 13, 2016) — Couples’ romances, marriages and conflicts are favorite research subjects of Baylor University psychologist Keith Sanford, Ph.D. But he deals with other relationships in a rock music video he wrote to help his students as they wrestle with statistics. Studies have shown that music enhances memory and learning, and “I wanted something different from a lecture,” says Sanford, a former rock band member who is an associate professor of psychology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

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Brain Metabolism Predicts Fluid Intelligence in Young Adults

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A healthy brain is critical to a person's cognitive abilities, but measuring brain health can be a complicated endeavor. A new study by University of Illinois researchers reports that healthy brain metabolism corresponds with fluid intelligence - a measure of one's ability to solve unusual or complex problems - in young adults.

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City Birds Are Smarter Than Country Birds

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Birds living in urban environments are smarter than birds from rural environments. But, why do city birds have the edge over their country friends? They adapted to their urban environments enabling them to exploit new resources more favorably then their rural counterparts, say a team of all-McGill University researchers.

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Nature Versus Nurture

A UCSB psychologist shows that while environmental intervention can raise general intelligence, the effects aren’t permanent.

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Equipping Parents with Learning Activities Helps Close Cognitive Development Gap Between Disadvantaged and High-Resourced Children

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Home-based interventions that teach parents to engage children in playful interactive learning activities can close the cognitive development gap between disadvantaged children and high-resource peers, according to a new study led by RTI International.

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Can Yoga Help Those with PTSD, New Staffing Model Designed to Save Costs in Public Mental Health Clinics, Study Linking Asthma Symptoms and Stress, and more in the Mental Health News Source

Can Yoga Help Those with PTSD, New Staffing Model Designed to Save Costs in Public Mental Health Clinics, Study Linking Asthma Symptoms and Stress and more in the Mental Health News Source

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Big and Small Numbers Are Processed in Different Sides of the Brain

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Small numbers are processed in the right side of the brain, while large numbers are processed in the left side of the brain, new research suggests.

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Mental Abilities Are Shaped by Individual Differences in the Brain

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Everyone has a different mixture of personality traits: some are outgoing, some are tough and some are anxious. A new study suggests that brains also have different traits that affect both anatomical and cognitive factors, such as intelligence and memory.

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Human Children and Wild Great Apes Share Their Tool Use Cognition

Young children will spontaneously invent tool behaviours to solve novel problems, without the help of adults, much as non-human great apes have been observed to do. The findings, from the University of Birmingham, are contrary to the popular belief that basic tool use in humans requires social learning.

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What Bats Reveal About How Humans Focus Attention

Researchers discover how a bat’s brain screens out sounds not worth paying attention to..

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Best to Sleep on It: Brain Activity Patterns During Sleep Consolidate Memory

Why does sleeping on it help? This is the question tackled by new research at the University of Bristol, which reveals how brain activity during sleep sorts through the huge number of experiences we encounter every day, filing only the important information in memory.

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Motion-Controlled Video Games May Improve Real World Skills

Motion-controlled video games, such as those played on the Wii, may help boost skills when players compete in the real world, according to a team of researchers.

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Researchers Highlight Brain Region as 'Ground Zero' of Alzheimer's Disease

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Essential for maintaining cognitive function as a person ages, the tiny locus coeruleus region of the brain is vulnerable to toxins and infection.

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Study of Cognitive Development in Deaf Children Revisits Longstanding Debate

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A team of researchers at the University of Connecticut is reexamining a decades-long debate as to whether deaf children should learn sign language to maximize their potential for optimal development.