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Does Brain Training Work?

By | April 21, 2014

Experts are skeptical about the effectiveness of games that claim to improve cognitive function. 


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Imaging the Canine Brain

By | February 20, 2014

Researchers use comparative neuroimaging to study the dog’s auditory cortex.


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On Point

By | October 11, 2013

Researchers demonstrate that elephants can use human pointing cues to find hidden food.


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Catch My Drift?

By | October 1, 2013

Dogs are proving to be more in tune to human communication than any other animal, but how much they really understand about people’s intentions is up for debate.


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Money Troubles Tax the Brain

By | August 29, 2013

Financial concerns are tied to poorer performance on cognitive tasks.

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Monkeys Accept Virtual Arms as Own

By | August 26, 2013

In a variation of the classic rubber-hand experiment, researchers have shown how the macaque brain can confuse visual and tactile stimuli.


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Researchers Harness Brain Game Data

By | June 25, 2013

The activities of cognitive training enthusiasts give insight into the effects of lifestyle choices and age on the brain’s performance.

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Human Adult Neurogenesis Revealed

By | June 7, 2013

Retrospective carbon dating of human hippocampal cells confirms substantial adult neurogenesis and suggests that the process contributes to brain function.


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Predicting Autism’s Path

By | May 31, 2013

How brains of toddlers with autism respond to language is associated with later cognitive abilities.


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After Chemo

By | April 1, 2013

Research into how the brain suffers as a result of chemotherapy is revealing potential avenues for ameliorating cognitive decline.

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