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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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Is Cannabis Really That Bad?

By | January 23, 2013

Though some studies point to negative consequences of pot use in adolescents, data on marijuana’s dangers are mixed.

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The Meaning of Pupil Dilation

By | December 6, 2012

Scientists are using pupil measurements to study a wide range of psychological processes and to get a glimpse into the mind.

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Crows Do It Again

By | September 18, 2012

New Caledonian crows prove capable of yet another cognitive feat—inferring the actions of hidden people.

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Early Signs of Alzheimers

By | January 13, 2012

Proteins that appear before patients show symptoms of the disease could offer clues to the disease process.

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