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Article ID: 570823

Important Brain Area Organized by Color and Orientation

Vanderbilt University

A brain area known to play a critical role in vision is divided into compartments that respond separately to different colors and orientations, Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered. The findings have important implications for furthering our understanding of perception and attention.

16-Nov-2010 9:00 AM EST
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    12-Nov-2010 12:00 PM EST

Article ID: 570562

Sleep Apnea Linked to Cognitive Difficulties and Deficits in Gray Matter

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may blame their daytime difficulties on simple sleepiness, but new research suggests that their brains may be to blame. Specifically, their cognitive challenges may be caused by structural deficits in gray matter, brought on by the intermittent oxygen deprivation that comes with OSA.

9-Nov-2010 10:55 AM EST

Article ID: 570741

Cognitive Training That’s Sensitive to Culture Could Help Improve Memory

Ryerson University

Ryerson researchers explore how cultural backgrounds may play a role in improving memory.

12-Nov-2010 11:50 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 570557

Parents Should Talk About Math Early, Often with Their Children

University of Chicago

The amount of time parents spend talking about numbers has a much bigger impact on how young children learn mathematics than was previously known. Children whose parents talked more about numbers were much more likely to understand the number principle that the size of a set of objects is determined by the last number reached when counting the set.

9-Nov-2010 9:00 AM EST


Article ID: 570309

After Good Or Bad Events, People Forget How They Thought They’d Feel

American Psychological Association (APA)

People aren’t very accurate at predicting how good or bad they’ll feel after an event -- such as watching their team lose the big game or getting a flat-screen TV. But afterwards, they “misremember” what they predicted, revising their prognostications after the fact to match how they actually feel, according to new research.

1-Nov-2010 3:55 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 570157

Friends with Cognitive Benefits: Mental Function Improves After Certain Kinds of Socializing

University of Michigan

Talking with other people in a friendly way can make it easier to solve common problems, a new University of Michigan study shows. But conversations that are competitive in tone, rather than cooperative, have no cognitive benefits.

28-Oct-2010 11:55 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    26-Oct-2010 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 569932

Severe Sepsis Associated with Development of Cognitive and Functional Disability in Older Patients

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Older adults who survived severe sepsis were more likely to develop substantial cognitive impairment and functional disability, according to a study in the October 27 issue of JAMA.

21-Oct-2010 3:20 PM EDT
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    19-Oct-2010 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 569845

Old Bees’ Memory Fades; Mirrors Recall of Mammals

Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

A study published Oct. 19 in the open access journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE, shows that not just human memories fade. Scientists from Arizona State University and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences examined how aging impacts the ability of honey bees to find their way home.

19-Oct-2010 4:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 569840

Insulin Sensitivity May Explain Link Between Obesity, Memory Problems

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Because of impairments in their insulin sensitivity, obese individuals demonstrate different brain responses than their normal-weight peers while completing a challenging cognitive task, according to new research by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

19-Oct-2010 3:20 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    13-Oct-2010 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 569282

Walk Much? It May Protect Your Memory Down the Road

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

New research suggests that walking at least six miles per week may protect brain size and in turn, preserve memory in old age, according to a study published in the October 13, 2010, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

5-Oct-2010 2:00 PM EDT

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