Noise may up chance of Alzheimer’s disease

Just 10 decibels more daytime neighborhood noise is associated with 36% higher odds of mild cognitive impairment and 30% higher odds of Alzheimer's disease.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Ideas from others may prevent ‘fixation’ on your first solutions

When solving problems, we tend to rely on things that have worked in the past, which psycholgists call "fixation." Other ideas may get you out of the rut.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 14, 2020 ~5 min

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Cognitive limits mess up decisions based on chance

Cognitive limitations lead to skewed perception of probability that can cause disastrous decisions, researchers say. But we also compensate to get by.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Aug. 26, 2020 ~5 min

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Trauma may increase cognitive decline with age

People who experienced trauma faced greater cognitive decline as they aged as compared to people who didn't face trauma, a new study shows.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

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Visits to fast food joints protect older adult cognitive health

Trips to local coffee shops or fast food restaurants may provide older adults a boost to cognitive health, according to new research.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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Vision training may boost batting performance

A program of ten weeks of vision training improved baseball players' batting performance, according to a small study.

Duke University • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~5 min

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Humans and monkeys think more alike than we knew

Both monkeys and humans have a way of thinking that involves recursion, a process of arranging words, phrases, or symbols to convey complex ideas.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
July 1, 2020 ~6 min

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Repeat head impacts may lead to depression later

Study participants with a history of repetitive head impacts and traumatic brain injury reported greater depression symptoms later than those who didn't.

Gina DiGravio-Boston • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~7 min

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Stress screws up your ability to plan ahead

Stress affects the way you can draw on your memory. That can make planning ahead far more difficult, researchers say.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~5 min

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Hearing aids may protect your thinking ability

Using a hearing aid could help people ward off cognitive decline or even help them improve their thinking, researchers find.

U. Melbourne • futurity
Feb. 27, 2020 ~6 min

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