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Newswise: Sugar Entering the Brain During Septic Shock Causes Memory Loss

Article ID: 711734

Sugar Entering the Brain During Septic Shock Causes Memory Loss

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The loss of memory and cognitive function known to afflict survivors of septic shock is the result of a sugar that is released into the blood stream and enters the brain during the life-threatening condition.

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22-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Brains of Blind People Adapt to Sharpen Sense of Hearing, Study Shows

Article ID: 711732

Brains of Blind People Adapt to Sharpen Sense of Hearing, Study Shows

University of Washington

Research from the University of Washington uses functional MRI to identify two differences in the brains of blind individuals -- differences that might be responsible for their abilities to make better use of auditory information.

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22-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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    15-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 711100

Sniffing Pleasant Odors May Decrease Cigarette Craving

American Psychological Association (APA)

Smokers who are trying to quit may not always have to reach for a piece of nicotine gum to stave off a craving. Deliberately inhaling a pleasant aroma may be enough to reduce the urge to light up, at least temporarily, and could be used as part of an effective smoking cessation strategy, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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10-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 711260

Heads in the cloud: Scientists predict internet of thoughts 'within decades'

Frontiers

Imagine a future technology that would provide instant access to the world's knowledge and artificial intelligence, simply by thinking about a specific topic or question. Communications, education, work, and the world as we know it would be transformed.

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12-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    8-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710531

More Sleep May Help Teens with ADHD Focus and Organize

American Physiological Society (APS)

Teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from more sleep to help them focus, plan and control their emotions. The findings—the first of their kind in young people with ADHD—will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando, Fla.

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1-Apr-2019 10:30 AM EDT
Newswise: WIU Computer Sciences to Develop Virtual Reality Program to Improve Social Competencies for Students with Disabilities

Article ID: 710840

WIU Computer Sciences to Develop Virtual Reality Program to Improve Social Competencies for Students with Disabilities

Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University Department of Computer Sciences Associate Professor Justin Ehrlich received funding for the development of a virtual reality (VR) program designed to improve social competencies for students with high functioning autism and learning disabilities.

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5-Apr-2019 9:30 AM EDT

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Article ID: 710720

A “million word gap” for children who aren’t read to at home

Ohio State University

Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to, a new study found.

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4-Apr-2019 7:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 710728

Somatic Symptom Disorder Linked to Changes in Brain Functional Connectivity

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Alterations in functional connectivity of the brain may help in understanding the neurobiological changes leading to somatic symptom disorder (SSD), reports a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published in the Lippincott Portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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3-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 710637

Research shows impact of poverty on children's brain activity

University of East Anglia

Children born into poverty show key differences in early brain function - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

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2-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 710372

Kids store 1.5 megabytes of information to master their native language

University of California, Berkeley

Learning one's native language may seem effortless. One minute, we're babbling babies. The next we're in school reciting Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech or Robert Frost's poem "Fire and Ice."

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28-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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