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Children Spot Objects More Quickly When Prompted By Words

Children Spot Objects More Quickly When Prompted By Words Instead Of Images

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Spoken language prompts children to spot objects more quickly than images, according to a new study from Indiana University. As any book lover will tell you, language is transformative....

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2014-04-10 12:37:56

Study also suggests potential treatment New research has found that a child's relationships may be a hidden casualty long after a head injury. Neuroscientists at Brigham Young University studied a group of children three years after each had suffered a traumatic brain injury – most commonly from car accidents. The researchers found that lingering injury in a specific region of the brain predicted the health of the children's social lives. "The thing that's hardest about brain...

2014-02-21 23:23:15

C8 Sciences shares overview of its scientifically-proven ACTIVATE cross-training system with school leaders in a free one-on-one webinar designed to improve student attention, working memory and related cognitive skills. New Haven, CT (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Connecticut-based C8 Sciences, developer and marketer of a sophisticated brain cross-training program known as ACTIVATE™ and which was developed by Yale neuroscientists, recently announced its intention to share the overview of...

2014-02-20 12:08:38

Keep this in mind: Scientists say they've learned how your brain plucks information out of working memory when you decide to act. Say you're a busy mom trying to wrap up a work call now that you've arrived home. While you converse on your Bluetooth headset, one kid begs for an unspecified snack, another asks where his homework project has gone, and just then an urgent e-mail from your boss buzzes the phone in your purse. During the call's last few minutes these urgent requests — snack,...

2014-02-20 12:05:31

Head movement during fMRI may bias sampling toward subjects with lower cognitive ability Kessler Foundation researchers have shown that discarding data from subjects with multiple sclerosis (MS) who exhibit head movement during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may bias sampling away from subjects with lower cognitive ability. The study was published in the January issue of Human Brain Mapping. (Wylie GR, Genova H, DeLuca J, Chiaravalloti N, Sumowski JF. Functional MRI movers...

2014-01-29 13:08:28

Study raises questions about use of technologies to predict cognitive development Assessing structural and functional changes in the brain may predict future memory performance in healthy children and adolescents, according to a study appearing January 29 in the Journal of Neuroscience. The findings shed new light on cognitive development and suggest MRI and other tools may one day help identify children at risk for developmental challenges earlier than current testing methods allow....

2014-01-14 23:30:24

New dashboard tools give teachers real-time data from ACTIVATE, a leading and nationally recognized assessment treatment tool and one of the best brain training apps available that focuses on helping children with autism. New Haven, CT (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 A product of C8 Sciences, ACTIVATE is a resource available to educators, healthcare professionals and other caretakers that work with children. It is especially useful for caretakers and schools dealing with children that have...

Do Brain Training Games Work
2014-01-02 14:28:29

[ Watch the Video: Brain Training - Does It Really Work? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apps for 'brain training' claim to use games or tasks as a way of enhancing cognitive abilities. However, a new study the Journal of Neuroscience suggests that these games may only improve a person’s capacity to perform the specific training task and lack evidence that this skill translates to other cognitive abilities. Study researchers looked specifically at a brain...

2013-12-02 16:23:25

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Age-related cognitive decline and changes in the nervous system are closely linked, but up until recently, they were thought to result from the loss of neurons in areas such as the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain important in working memory. A series of papers have shown that the "loss of neurons" concept is simply not true. Now, Mount Sinai scientists have begun to look elsewhere, focusing instead on synaptic health in the...

2013-10-28 12:25:58

Synapsa(TM) Natural Memory Support for "Peak Cognitive Performance" in Healthy Adults MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- P.L. Thomas & Co., Inc. announced today that it has launched a new cognitive health ingredient targeted to consumers looking for an edge in learning and mental performance. Called Synapsa(TM) Natural Memory Support, the ingredient is the subject of six double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies in which healthy adults showed significantly...

Learning New Skills Can Keep An Aging Mind Healthy
2013-10-21 09:39:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Though the mind has previously been understood to be like a muscle — one must exercise it to keep it strong — a new study suggests simple exercise alone won’t be enough to keep a healthy and active brain late in life. According to a new study conducted by the University of Texas at Dallas and soon to be published in the journal Psychological Science, only those activities which are especially mentally taxing will improve...