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  • Thinking while exercising benefits both body and mind
    Thinking while exercising benefits both body and mind
    Fellow exercisers at the gym who have a book propped u on their treadmill may be getting more out of the session than those who are simply exercising. A new study has found that older individuals may be able to exercise more intensely as well as...
  • General anesthesia may damage young children’s brains
    General anesthesia may damage young children’s brains
    The development of general anesthesia revolutionized the area of surgery; however, similar to most all medical procedures, risks are involved that vary by the patient’s health status as well as the length and complexity of the procedure. A...
  • Young and older minds are similar to new and old racing cars
    Stability: Part I-Why It's Critical for Successful Aging
    I came to an understanding about the need for stability when faced with two financial choices. Regardless what I chose either outcome would be fine, unlike a situation in the past were I was forced to choose between two cancer treatments--each...
  • pregnant woman exposed to air pollution
    Prenatal PAH exposure contributes to cognitive and behavioral disturbances
    You can be exposed to PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) in the environment, in your home, and in the workplace. Because PAHs exist naturally in the environment and are man-made, you can be exposed in a number of ways. Fumes from vehicle...
  • Losing the ability to cook with Alzheimer's
    Alzheimer’s/Dementia (Part II): 5 Strategies for Recreating the Rules for Living
    In part one of this weekly series, I discussed some myths and facts about Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. I stressed the most alarming memory problems have less to do with names and events, and more with the inability to access simple...
  • Alzheimer's Disease
    Alzheimer’s and Dementia (Part I): What It Is and What It Isn’t.
    Alzheimer's: it's becoming a less distant illness and something directly touching us. If a friend or relative doesn't have it or had it, it's just a matter of time before someone you know will. Unfortunately, there is almost as...
  • Which is the smartest dog
    My dog is smarter than your dog
    60 minutes this month discusses dog intelligence with Anderson Cooper. This information appears to be pouring into the internet as of late with many different groups studying how their dogs might be smarter than originally thought. The 60 minutes...
  • Bearded dragons show social learning
    Researchers find first evidence that reptiles learn through imitation
    Science Daily reported today that a team of researchers from Hungary and the UK have shown the first evidence that reptiles can learn through imitation. Before this, learning through imitation was thought to be unique to humans and their closest...
  • Senior Adult Yoga Class.
    Hatha yoga improves seniors working memory
    Hatha yoga improved sedentary older adults' performance on cognitive tasksFew scientific studies have examined movement-based embodied contemplative practices such as yoga and their effects on cognition.In a randomized controlled trial...
  • ‘Cognition: Game of the Year’ edition now available on PC & Mac
    Cognition: Game of the Year’ edition now available on PC & Mac
    The game of the year edition of Phoenix Online Studios’ thriller “Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller,” is now available on Mac and PC, the game’s developer said in a press release today obtained by Examiner.Consisting of all...
  • Do you remember more if the memory is personally relevant?
    Do you remember more if the memory is personally relevant?
    A psychology researcher at North Carolina State University is proposing a new theory to explain why older adults show declining cognitive ability with age, but don’t necessarily show declines in the workplace or daily life. One key appears...
  • Early life experiences are important for cognitive abilities later in life
    Early life experiences are important for cognitive abilities later in life
    Initiatives to avoid cognitive decline later in life generally include a commitment to good nutrition and exercise. New research shows early life experiences have also been found to contribute to cognitive abilities in old age reported Science...
  • Soy reported to improve cognitive function in postmenopausal women
    Soy reported to improve cognitive function in postmenopausal women
    Soy contains isoflavone and several studies have reported that isoflavone supplementation can improve cognitive function. A new study evaluated whether the supplementation could improve cognitive function in postmenopausal women. The findings were...
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    A quick and easy way of testing your brain function
    Douglas Scharre, M.D., of the Division of Cognitive Neurology at Ohio State University developed a self-administered, quick and easy test to assess brain function. The self-test is called the e Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE)...
  • Similar flight speed and accuracy of bees with (red) and without (blue) clock-shifting.
    Scientists prove bees make mental maps
    Previous theory indicated that bees oriented themselves only by noting their relative position to the Sun. New research shows that bees produce cognitive maps of the area they inhabit much like mammals do. The research was conducted led by James F...
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