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brain changes mathematics
2014-08-19 03:30:41

Erin Digitale, Stanford University School of Medicine As children learn basic arithmetic, they gradually switch from solving problems by counting on their fingers to pulling facts from memory. The shift comes more easily for some kids than for others, but no one knows why. Now, new brain-imaging research gives the first evidence drawn from a longitudinal study to explain how the brain reorganizes itself as children learn math facts. A precisely orchestrated group of brain changes, many...

2014-08-08 11:16:03

Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Study shows noticeable differences in brain function across the day Older adults who are tested at their optimal time of day (the morning), not only perform better on demanding cognitive tasks but also activate the same brain networks responsible for paying attention and suppressing distraction as younger adults, according to Canadian researchers. The study, published online July 7th in the journal Psychology and Aging (ahead of print publication),...

2014-08-05 08:42:23

Free Assessment will help adults, aged 50 to 79, in early detection of serious memory issues TORONTO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you over 50 and worried about memory changes? If so, you're not alone. A recent Brain Health Study showed that 70 percent of Americans aged 45-79 describe their memory as much worse or somewhat worse versus five years ago. 91 percent of that group believe middle-aged and older adults should have their brain health checked regularly. So how do you...

2014-07-31 23:12:44

Presenting the latest edition of the ‘Making Memories’ e-booklet series that provides tips for capturing memories of a new grandchild Madison, WI (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Quincy Bioscience, a fast-growing biotech company in Madison, Wis. and creators of brain health supplement Prevagen®, releases the second edition of the Making Memories e-booklet series – 10 Marvelous Tips for Making Memories: Birth of a Grandchild. The Prevagen-sponsored e-book is a complimentary resource that...

2014-07-28 23:01:13

Introducing Updated Version of The Brain Health Guide with the Latest Brain Health Tips Madison, WI (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Quincy Bioscience, makers of the nation’s leading memory supplement Prevagen®, is pleased to announce the release of the fourth edition of The Brain Health Guide, written by company president and co-founder Mark Underwood. The Brain Health Guide is a unique resource for cognitive health information, offering useful techniques for readers to improve memory and...

education preschool
2014-07-26 04:59:39

Association for Psychological Science Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments. The study findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Previously, developmental researchers assumed that preschoolers did not introspect much on their mental states, and were not able to reflect on their own uncertainty...

aging and cognition
2014-07-22 04:53:10

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Picture this: You pick up your cell phone to call a close family member, someone you know well and speak with on the phone often. Every time, you physically enter the phone number; you know this number by heart and have for many years. Suddenly, though, you can't remember the number to save your life. You stare at the phone, bewildered by the forgotten number. Frustration seeps in, and you feel your age. Aging is not easy. First...

2014-07-16 16:23:55

20,000 people have taken free online memory checkup since May launch TORONTO, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - A free online brain health assessment for Canadians worried about their memory reached a milestone today. Cogniciti Inc. reports that 20,000 people have taken the memory checkup after seeing news stories announcing the launch of the free test. While not a diagnostic tool, the 20-minute assessment (available at www.cogniciti.com) is like a temperature check for the mind that will help a person...

2014-07-15 14:27:45

Rice University Older people are nearly twice as likely as their younger counterparts to have their memory and cognitive processes impaired by environmental distractions (such as irrelevant speech or written words presented along with target stimuli), according to a new study from psychologists at Rice University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Whereas other studies had found that older adults are distracted by memories of prior similar events, this was the first study to...

2014-07-15 10:01:47

Elsevier The inability to ignore irrelevant stimuli underlies the impaired working memory and cognition often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, reports a new study in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry. Our brains are usually good at focusing on the information that we are trying to learn and filtering out the "noise" or thoughts that aren't relevant. However, memory impairment in schizophrenia may be related in part to a problem with this filtering...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.