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2014-06-02 23:01:09

TrekDesk Treadmill Desk reports on a new study showing the relationship between fitness levels and cognitive abilities as one ages. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 A new study published in the journal Neurology (http://bit.ly/1oo7Pdt) found that the more physically active an individual is during their mid-twenties the better their cognitive abilities will be when they reach middle age. Unfortunately the nature of work has become increasingly sedentary, confining workers to cubicles...

2014-04-24 20:23:11

DUBLIN, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9jdcn9/cognitive) has announced the addition of the "Cognitive Assessment and Training Market - Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013-2018)" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9jdcn9/cognitive ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Cognitive assessment is an assessment of one's information...

2014-02-13 20:21:32

DUBLIN, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sp83rw/cognitive) has announced the addition of the "Cognitive Assessment and Training Market - Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sp83rw/cognitive ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Cognitive assessment is an assessment of one's information...

Attention Spans, Cognitive Ability Tied To Physical Activity, Health
2013-04-10 18:32:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study published this week in the journal PLoS ONE explains that active and healthy people are more likely to have better attention spans than those with sedentary lifestyles. Researchers from the University of Granada carried out the study and found that physical activity, such as running or playing sports, can improve the functions of the central nervous system (CNS) and autonomic nervous system (ANS). In addition to a...

2012-03-22 13:39:30

A new study published in the March 21 issue of Neurology suggests that older adults who are hospitalized may have an increased risk of subsequent cognitive decline. The study, conducted by researchers at the Rush Alzheimer´s Disease Center and the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, found that hospitalization of older adults was associated with increased memory and thinking problems. “Our study is timely as the United States population continues to...

2011-10-13 20:54:55

Obesity has been associated with cognitive decline, characterized by a deterioration of mental abilities that involve memory, language, and thought-processing speed. But in a study of 300 post-menopausal women included in the Cardiovascular Prevention Program “Corazón Sano,” in Argentina, obese participants in the study performed better on three cognitive tests than participants of normal weight, leading researchers to speculate about the role of sex hormones and...

2011-09-27 17:31:12

Adolescents become smarter because they become mentally quicker. That is the conclusion of a new study by a group of psychologists at University of Texas at San Antonio. "Our findings make intuitive sense," says lead author Thomas Coyle, who conducted the study with David Pillow, Anissa Snyder, and Peter Kochunov. But this is the first time psychologists have been able to confirm this important connection. The study appears in the forthcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal...

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2010-03-26 07:04:53

Early training seems to keep mice sharper as they age Mice trained to improve their working memory become more intelligent, suggesting that similar improvements in working memory might help human beings enhance their brain power, according to research published Thursday in Current Biology by researchers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. "Working memory refers to a short-term memory system used to complete a task, such as remembering a phone number, a grocery list, reading...

2009-02-12 09:50:30

Study results to be published in the April 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society show that computerized brain exercises can improve memory and lead to faster thinking.Prior studies have shown that older adults perform better on cognitive tests after repeatedly practicing those tests, but this large-scale study is the first to link a commercially available software program to improvement on unaffiliated standard measures of memory and to better performance on everyday...

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2008-12-11 11:26:53

A desire to rule the world may be a good thing if you're over 60 and worried about losing your mental faculties. A new study found that adults in their 60s and 70s can improve a number of cognitive functions by playing a strategic video game that rewards nation-building and territorial expansion. This is the first such study of older adults, and it is the first to find such pronounced effects on cognitive skills not directly related to the skills learned in the video game, said University of...


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