Mass memory and reasoning tests 'track dementia risk'

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2014
by Alex Muller

A third of a million adults in the UK are to be invited to take part in the world's biggest study of cognitive function.

First map of core white-matter connections of human brain developed at USC

Posted in Medicine on 13th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

The map may help better address clinical challenges such as traumatic brain injury

Newly Discovered Brain Region May Be Unique To Humans

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

The brain region, called the lateral frontal pole prefrontal cortex, was described today in the journal Neuron, and is linked to higher thinking processes.

'Placebo Sleep' Can Improve Cognitive Skills

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

If you tell people they slept better than they did, they are likely to perform better on math and word association tests.

Men and women's brains are 'wired differently'

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2013
by Alex Muller

Men and women's brains are connected in different ways which may explain why the sexes excel at certain tasks, say researchers.