Tag: "cognitive" at biology news
Can heart failure impair thinking?
...rom central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction. The cognitive
deficits also suggest CNS dysfunction, possibly de...sleep, altered autonomic activity, and presence of cognitive
deficits, with all characteristics occurring without obvious motor or primary sensory symptoms, sugg...
Estrogen improves short term memory and oral reading in midlife postmenopausal women
...examining the association between estrogen use and cognitive
function has focused on global, more non-specific,...aluated for oral reading, verbal memory and other cognitive
skills. They were treated for two periods of 21 days each: one period with estrogen and after waitin...
Bones from French cave show Neanderthals, Cro-Magnon hunted same prey
... Neanderthals made body ornaments, so the depth of cognitive
difference between the two just is not clear." The study also resurrects a nearly 50-year-old theory first proposed by Finnish paleontologist Bjrn Kurtn that modern humans played a role in the extinction of giant cave bears in Europe. Cro-Magnon m...
SPR Annual Meeting features newsworthy discoveries
...easures, these patients were thought to be without cognitive
function. However, when the electrical brain activity of these patients was recorded, they showed signs of understanding spoken language. Researchers have previously pin-pointed brain waves (called N400s) that result when we hear a sentence that doe...
Salk News: Social behavior genes
...adept language skills given their level of general cognitive
abilities. Bellugi and her laboratory have been studying the syndrome for years in an effort to understand how language is processed in the brain and what genes may be involved. Very rarely, an individual with Williams syndrome has a slightly smaller...
Toxic protein could explain Alzheimer's and lead to breakthroughs
...ividuals with pre-Alzheimer's memory failure (mild cognitive
impairment) also is envisioned. The findings will be published online by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences during the week of Aug. 18. The research team, led by William L. Klein, professor of neurobiology and physiology, found up t...
The genetic complexities of sensation-seeking behavior in alcoholic men
...examine the impact of specific treatments, such as cognitive
behavioral techniques, on subgroups of alcohol-dependent patients who have particular personality traits." Limosin said he plans to continue searching for associations between genetic polymorphisms and personality traits, such as temperament dimensio...
Researchers one step closer to Holy Grail of neurobiology
... In humans, deficits in arousal contribute to such cognitive
problems as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism and Alzheimer's disease. Erosion of arousal also may account for some of the mental difficulties that people face as they age. Understanding general arousal may help scientists develop phar...
How old mice get bright again
... rather a large number of genes is responsible for cognitive
impairments induced by ageing, it seems promising from a therapeutic standpoint that interference with a single ion channel subtype can overcome certain age-dependent memory deficits," Joachim Spiess, Head of the Department of Molecular Neuroendocrin...
Common treatment for depression is safe and effective for Alzheimer's patients
...sion. However, the drug did not improve patients' cognitive
abilities, such as thinking, remembering and learn...th Alzheimer's disease, and when combined with the cognitive
impairment of Alzheimer's, is extremely disabling and can lead to death or suicide, says Lyketsos. ...
Drug improves the sense of touch, Science study says
...scious skill learning. How far could this carry to cognitive
learning?that remains to be seen," said Dinse. "My personal opinion," Dinse maintained, "is that progress in brain pharmacology will sooner or later result in implications that are equally or possibly more dramatic than the implications tied to disc...
ICSI and IVF are safe results from worlds largest, longest running study
...rols. Professor Bergh concluded: "The results for cognitive
and motor development were very reassuring and the evidence was that IVF/ICSI families are coping well. We could not identify any strains in marital or parent-child relationships and there were no additional risks of negative socio-emotional impact f...
New finding has implications for scientists designing mobile audio interfaces
...ication patterns, usage patterns, and physical and cognitive
Molecular fingerprint predicts HIV-associated dementia
... way to screen HIV patients for the first signs of cognitive
impairment. "Characterizing dementia in this way i...f the women had HIV with relatively high levels of cognitive
impairment, 12 had HIV without dementia, and 10 control subjects were HIV-negative and had no cognit...
Organization for Human Brain Mapping annual meeting abstract highlights
...in cells that is responsible for most higher level cognitive
functions) shrinks with age. The present study suggests that aging is a process that affects almost the entire cortex, yet is usually mild and corresponds to a loss of less than 0.5 mm across the age range (20-80 years) for most of the cortex. Only t...
Hebrew University researcher studies 'reorganization' of brain in blind people
...tic reorganization and is recruited for high-level cognitive
functions. There is evidence that this "conversion...raining -- it may be possible to give blind people cognitive
advantages that will serve them throughout life. It is important to note, however, that due to th...
K-State professor examines connections between food, culture and psychology in new book
...hat people typically aren't aware of the degree of cognitive
and emotional aspects related to food," Rappoport said. "This is psychologically significant because it suggests that from childhood and adolescence onwards, critical self-awareness about our food habits provides an essential foundation for the devel...
With government nod, gene therapy pioneered at UNC is given to children with rare disorder
...s over time include weight gain. In addition, on a cognitive
level, parents may notice an increased ability to respond to demands. "In this clinical trial, for these children, we're hoping to halt further deterioration. It's not likely we can regenerate new brain tissue," Samulski said. He added that any indic...
Breastfeeding may compensate for harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy
...ts of breastfeeding that might influence a child's cognitive
development, they suggest. Alternatively, they suggest that the long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids contained in breast milk may promote brain development and so counteract the harmful effects of smoking on fetal development. And they conclude tha...
New national studies show combined hormone replacement therapy boosts stroke, dementia
...n while not improving what scientists call "global cognitive
function" -- how the brain works. "The strength of...are first authors of the WHIMS dementia and global cognitive
function studies, respectively. "What is new in the WHI paper on stroke is that we now include all t...
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