Exercise Is ADHD Medication (The Atlantic): “This morning the medical journal Pediatrics published research that found kids who took part in a regular physical activity program showed important enhancement of cognitive performance and brain function. The findings…“demonstrate a causal effect of a physical program on executive control, and provide support for physical activity for improving childhood cognition Read the rest of this entry »
Improving fluid intelligence with training on working memory: a meta-analysis (Psychonomic Bulletin & Review):
“…due to the broad interest in cognitive training, laboratories around the world are investigating the effects of training and transfer. In fact, the first study of n-back training on Gf (fluid intelligence) was conducted in Switzerland…and from our own experiences conducting research both internationally and in the U.S., we have anecdotally observed Read the rest of this entry »
Neuroscientists attack ‘off-course’ human brain project (BBC News):
“Senior neuroscientists have attacked the Human Brain Project, a billion-pound European Commission initiative aiming to simulate the human brain. An open letter to the EC from over 200 scientists says the project is “not on course”, Read the rest of this entry »
Can the secrets to human cognition be found in Lumosity’s brain-training games? (Washington Post):
“Google was a pioneer in the field of big data and science a few years ago when it began to publish flu trends based on what people were searching for online. Some of its researchers are now working on a way to pinpoint adverse events with medications based on search data…Much of the initial work with Lumosity’s data aims to Read the rest of this entry »
Feeding the Brain’s Curiosity Helps Delay Alzheimer’s, Study Says (Bloomberg):
“People genetically prone to Alzheimer’s who went to college, worked in complex fields and stayed engaged intellectually held off the disease almost a decade longer than others, a study found. Read the rest of this entry »
No Link Between Vitamin D and Cognition, Brain Pathology (Medscape):
“Enthusiasm for taking vitamin D to promote brain health has taken a knock after 2 studies in the same population have found no association between vitamin D levels and cognition Read the rest of this entry »
Glass Brain Project, courtesy of Adam Gazzaley @ UCSF
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