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High blood pressure does not accelerate age-related cognitive decline
...rectly respond in two general areas visual search tasks
and memory search tasks. In both cases, the stimul...ciated with specific deficits in performing search tasks
above and beyond what would have been expected, whereas increasing blood pressure was not associated...
Neurons that play truth or consequences
...rain is sensitive to the conflict that arises when tasks
are too complex and subjects are being asked to do...all of the human measurements have been made using tasks
that involve button pushing or other manual tasks, rather than eye movements. The ACC has no direct ...
Damage to the frontal lobes can affect a person's ability to 'stay on the job'
...y brain injury patients have difficulty performing tasks
consistently -- a necessary requirement for holdin...ts completed four different reaction time computer tasks
that ranged from simple to increasingly more complex; the latter supposedly demanding more involveme...
Driving performance declines with dementia and age
...eventually lose the ability to perform complicated tasks
like driving. But according to co-author John C. Morris, M.D., principal investigator of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology, it's impossible to predict driving ...
Patient-centered approach just what the doctor ordered for healthcare industry
...ided care and alignment of skills with appropriate tasks
are necessary to implement this principle. He points out as an example how the Mayo Clinic uses specifically trained non-physician providers for diabetes management after a physician conducts the initial evaluation and develops a care plan. The non-p...
Injection savings could mean better care in ICU
...res and interviews to create a list of 103 routine tasks
that were involved in administering intravenous antibiotics to these patients. By timing each procedure they calculated the costs of utilising medical and nursing staff. They also assessed the costs of the disposable materials as well as the drugs us...
Repeated alcohol detoxifications can impair cognitive function
... the subjects were asked to complete four types of tasks
designed to measure executive function, which is r...s based on demands from the environment. The four tasks
included a maze, which measured the ability to follow goals; a color-naming task; a vigilance task, ...
Mayo Clinic researchers discover how key cancer protein works
... the BRCT-domain protein then helps regulate vital tasks
in the cell cycle. These tasks
include repairing DNA or signaling DNA damage. When these tasks
are accomplished, the BRCA1 gene can...
New studies show factors responsible for enhanced response to music
...served when children are trained on novel auditory tasks
with which they have had no prior listening experience. Experiments of this type can separate the effects of acoustic experience on auditory brain development from those of intrinsic genetic or prenatal factors. By using appropriate auditory stimuli,...
Repetitive work tasks linked to bone damage
While experts disagree on whether work tasks
alone can be the exact cause of work-related muscu...such as diabetes or heart disease, we studied work tasks
alone to isolate their impact," said Ann Barr, P.T., Ph.D., associate professor of physical therapy ...
Better brain imaging helps surgeons avoid damage to language functions
... similar rhyming patterns. "These word processing tasks
were chosen because direct comparisons of meaning and rhyme processing have been shown to elicit robust activation in two distinct regions of the brain, each of which are critical to language function, "said study co-author Kathleen McDermott, an ass...
College students may be drinking more alcohol than even they realize
...ts' current drinking habits, and three tasks. The tasks
involved free-pouring either beer, a shot of hard liquor, or alcohol for a mixed drink into cups of different sizes according to each subject's estimation of a "standard" drink. The student-poured volumes were then compared to volumes of standard dr...
Interracial interactions are cognitively demanding
...d how research participants performed on cognitive tasks
after actual interracial interactions," says Jennifer Richeson, Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, the lead author on the paper. "To my knowledge, this is the first study to use brain imaging data in tandem with more standard be...
Brain's 'daydream' network offers detection for Alzheimer's diagnosis
...ifted to other areas where more challenging mental tasks
are currently being processed. Irregularities in brain deactivation patterns have been noted in other neurological illnesses, including amnesia, schizophrenia and Fragile X syndrome. Recent research has provided mounting evidence supporting the exist...
Variations in state laws affect elder abuse documentation
...l condition and depend on others to help them with tasks
of daily living. The UI study also suggests that particular professions need not be singled out in statutes as mandatory reporters and that types of abuse need to be better defined within many state regulations. In addition, the findings indicate tha...
Dependent older patients may cost hospitals more
... percent were dependent in one or more of the five tasks
on admission to the hospital. On average, dependent patients were three years older than independent patients. Nearly all patients admitted from nursing homes were dependent. Chuang and his team determined that, overall, patients who were dependent i...
Using fMRI technology to understand hyperlexia
...s of brain activity in Ethan as he performed these tasks
against brain scans of typically developing readers, who were matched to Ethan on either chronological or reading age. Compared to these groups, Ethan demonstrated greater activity in an area on the left side of the brain that is associated with und...
'Science' showcases research on forgetting
...of distracting memory so we can concentrate on our tasks
at hand." To mimic the brain's process in the lab, Anderson and Gabrieli tested subjects using a procedure Anderson devised. Subjects first learned pairs of words such as ordeal-roach, steam-train and jaw-gum. Then they were given the first member of...
Heavy drinkers use narcotics to relieve back pain, despite possible interactions, UMHS study finds
...onals. The physical testing included exercises and tasks
designed to assess the level of disability. One of the questionnaires asked patients to rate their alcohol consumption. Of the 132 women who responded, more than three-quarters reported no alcohol use with the remaining women reporting one to fiv...
Low free testosterone levels linked to Alzheimer's disease in older men
...etter visual and verbal memory and perform spatial tasks
more adeptly than their peers. "It is quite possible that circulating free testosterone has a broad range of influences on the aging brain," Dr. Resnick said. "The effects of some of these influences-such as the role of testosterone in the developmen...
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