memory and perception

3D Platform Video Games May Ward off Cognitive Impairment in Seniors

3D Platform Video Games May Ward off Cognitive Impairment in Seniors

A new Canadian study published in the journal PLOS ONE shows that playing 3D platform games, such as Super Mario 64, can help stave off mild cognitive impairment in older […]
Digital Treatment May Improve Attention Skills in ADHD

Digital Treatment May Improve Attention Skills in ADHD

A new study shows that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who underwent a digital treatment in the form of a video game were able to improve their attention skills. […]
School Success Requires As Much Self-Control as Intelligence

School Success Requires As Much Self-Control as Intelligence

Being a successful student may require just as much self-control as intelligence, according to new research published in Perspectives on Psychological Science. Although most students recognize the
Exercise Prescribed to Improve Memory

Exercise Prescribed to Improve Memory

Exercising twice a week may improve thinking ability and memory in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a new guideline released by the American Academy of Neurology. “Regular […]
Immune Condition May be Mistaken for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Immune Condition May be Mistaken for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

A large number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system condition, according to researchers at Houston Methodist Neurological Institute.
Quality of Contact with Grandparents Key to Reducing Ageism in Children

Quality of Contact with Grandparents Key to Reducing Ageism in Children

A new Belgian study suggests that children who have very good contact with their grandparents have the lowest levels of ageism. The findings show that ageist stereotypes in children and […]
Eggs May Boost Brain Health in Babies

Eggs May Boost Brain Health in Babies

A new multi-university study finds that infants who are introduced to eggs beginning at six months show significantly higher blood concentrations of choline, other biomarkers in choline pathways, and

Tailgating May Slow Everyone Down

Have you ever been stuck in a traffic jam and assumed there was an accident ahead, only to discover it had no apparent cause? According to a new study, these […]
Teens’ Reward-Sensitive Brains Can Make Learning Easier

Teens’ Reward-Sensitive Brains Can Make Learning Easier

Although the reward-sensitive brains of adolescents can sometimes lead to risky behavior, there is a very positive side: It makes learning a lot easier, according to a new Dutch study […]
Direct Stimulation of Brain Area May Boost Memory for a Day

Direct Stimulation of Brain Area May Boost Memory for a Day

Direct electrical stimulation of the amygdala, a region of the brain associated with memory and emotional behavior, can enhance next-day recognition of images when applied immediately after the images
Eating Leafy Greens Daily Tied to Slower Brain Aging

Eating Leafy Greens Daily Tied to Slower Brain Aging

While cognitive abilities naturally decline with age, eating one serving of leafy green vegetables a day may slow brain aging by 11 years, according to a new study. “Adding a […]
10 Minutes of Aerobic Activity May Boost Brain Power

10 Minutes of Aerobic Activity May Boost Brain Power

You may not need to commit to a long-term exercise program to reap some of the brain benefits associated with physical activity. A new Canadian study shows that engaging in […]
For Happiness, Body Acceptance May Beat Losing Weight

For Happiness, Body Acceptance May Beat Losing Weight

A new study at Florida State University (FSU) has strong advice if you want to enjoy greater mental and physical health this New Year: Lose the critical thoughts about your […]
Entitled People Often See Rules as Unfair

Entitled People Often See Rules as Unfair

A new study finds that people with a greater sense of entitlement are less likely to follow instructions, primarily because they see the instructions as an unfair imposition on themselves. […]
Self-Paced Exercise Break Can Help Improve Kids’ Learning Skills

Self-Paced Exercise Break Can Help Improve Kids’ Learning Skills

A new U.K. study finds that just 15 minutes of self-paced exercise can significantly improve mood, attention and memory in primary school students. The findings reveal that children gave their […]
Mild Obsessive-Compulsive Signs in Kids Tied to Cerebral Differences

Mild Obsessive-Compulsive Signs in Kids Tied to Cerebral Differences

Children with mild obsessive-compulsive symptoms exhibit distinct anatomical differences in the cerebrum, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research
Hypnosis Can Induce a Form of Synesthesia in Some People

Hypnosis Can Induce a Form of Synesthesia in Some People

Hypnosis can alter the way the brain processes information. In a new study, researchers successfully used hypnosis to rapidly induce and extinguish a form of synesthesia. Synesthesia is a unique […]
Pre-K Program Can Boost Kids’ Self-Regulation Skills

Pre-K Program Can Boost Kids’ Self-Regulation Skills

A new study shows that pre-kindergarten children who participate in a short, daily intervention designed to improve self-regulation skills improve not only these types of skills but also early
Sleeping Brain Can Get Out of Sync in Elderly, Disrupting Memory

Sleeping Brain Can Get Out of Sync in Elderly, Disrupting Memory

New research has found that slow and speedy brainwaves during deep sleep must sync up at exactly the right moment to hit the save button on new memories. While these […]
Some Vitamin Deficiencies May Be Common in Old Age

Some Vitamin Deficiencies May Be Common in Old Age

A new German study published in the journal Nutrients shows that one in two persons over the age of 65 has a vitamin D deficiency and one in four has […]