Weak handgrip may warn of cognitive impairment

"...this is another instance where you're seeing that staying physically active affects your overall health and your cognitive health."

Laura Bailey-Michigan | Aug. 23, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging cognition dementia hands medical-tests strength

Private prayer may boost memory for adults over 50

Attending religious services and private prayer may give people over 50 a boost to thinking and memory, researchers report.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cognition memory prayer religion social-lives

Seniors multitask in this brain game like they’re 20

"The brain is not a muscle, but like our bodies, if we work out and train it, we can improve our mental performance."

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging attention brains cognition focus gaming older-adults

Fewer health troubles for older workers with the right job

When an older worker's cognitive abilities and the demands of the job don't suit each other, early retirement becomes more likely.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture aging cognition jobs older-adults retirement

Have we evolved to construct reality?

Perceptions, according to cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman, are a user interface, but not necessarily reality. Where does that leave us?

Heather Ashbach-UC Irvine | July 26, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology beliefs cognition evolution perception vision

With BrainNet, 3 people play Tetris with their minds

"We wanted to know if a group of people could collaborate using only their brains. That's how we came up with the idea of BrainNet..."

Sarah McQuate-Washington | July 3, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology brains cognition computers gaming social-lives

After brain tumor radiation, more cognitive trouble for women

"We need to look at the biological factors that are making females more vulnerable to life-saving radiation treatment."

Anna Varela - Georgia State | June 25, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains cancer cognition radiation-therapy sexes side-effects tumors

Biomarker could spot chemobrain early

Identifying which cancer patients are at risk for developing "chemobrain" could help mitigate its effects.

National University of Singapore | May 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine biomarkers brains cancer chemotherapy cognition side-effects

Quick learners have speedier neurons

How quickly different people learn things may depend on how quickly their neurons fire.

National University of Singapore | April 18, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine autism brains cognition learning neurons

Boys aren’t born with better spatial reasoning

The gap between men and women in spatial reasoning has more to do with nurture than nature, research suggests.

Carol Clark-Emory | April 15, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology cognition gender learning spatial-skills

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