Cognition News

Musical Training in Youth Can Protect Brain in Old Age

February 3rd, 2015
Scientists have found that musical training in younger years can prevent a decay in speech listening skills in later life. Canadian researchers discovered older adults who had musical training in their youth were 20 percent faster in identifying speech sounds than their non-musician ...

Viewing Cute Images Improves Concentration

February 3rd, 2015
Looking at pictures of cute baby animals can not only put us in a better mood, but it can improve attention and concentration skills as well, according to a new study by psychological scientists at Hiroshima University in Japan. Research has long shown ...

Babies Show Memory Consolidation During Sleep

February 2nd, 2015
Emerging research discovers that while infants sleep they are reprocessing what they have learned. German researchers found that babies of the age from nine to 16 months remember the names of objects better if they had a short nap. And only after sleeping can ...

Socializing Boosts Health Literacy

February 2nd, 2015
Older adults can maintain a good understanding of health if they regularly use the Internet and take part in social events, new research suggests. Information on health and disease is now widely available, and people expect to be participants in the process of ...

Inability to Control Emotions Linked to Impaired Brain Activity in Autistic Adults

February 1st, 2015
New research has found that when it comes to the ability to regulate emotions, the brain activity in autistic people is significantly different from the brain activity in people without autism. Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine say their ...

Children Feel Most Positive About Mothers Who Respect Their Autonomy

January 31st, 2015
New research shows that mothers who support their children's need for autonomy tend to be viewed more positively by their children. "When mothers are highly controlling of small children's play, those children are less likely to want to engage with them," said Jean ...

Tweeting About Sexism May Improve a Woman’s Well-Being

January 31st, 2015
Tweeting about sexism can improve a woman's well-being as it has the potential to let them express themselves in ways that feel empowering, according to a new study. "We know women can be badly affected by experiences of sexism and that responding publicly ...

Quitting Smoking Gradually May Be Best Option

January 30th, 2015
Quitting Smoking Gradually May Be Best OptionResearchers have discovered yet another reason why it is so difficult to quit smoking: just 12 hours after a person’s last cigarette, the oxygen uptake and blood flow ...

Specific Games Enhance Child’s Spatial Reasoning

January 29th, 2015
New research shows that some games can help a child develop important cognitive skills. Using data from a nationally representative study, researchers from Rhodes College determined that children who play frequently with puzzles, blocks, and board games tend to have better spatial reasoning ability. The ...

Mindfulness Can Boost Kids’ Math Scores, Kindness, Likability

January 28th, 2015
A new social and emotional program with mindfulness techniques, called MindUp, has been shown to successfully help children become more caring and optimistic, improve their math scores and lower their stress levels. The program, founded by Oscar-winning actress Goldie Hawn, was recently ...