Cognition News

Anxiety Increases Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

November 11th, 2014
A new study discovers that people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease within a few years. And the risk of Alzheimer’s increases significantly if they suffer from anxiety. Researchers at Baycrest Health Sciences' Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, ...

Looking Healthy More Important for Leaders Than Looking Smart

November 11th, 2014
New research suggests looking healthy generally trumps looking intelligent among corporate executives and other industry leaders. Dutch investigators discovered people look for candidates with a healthy complexion when choosing a leader. They discovered the most intelligent-looking candidates are only chosen for positions that ...

Neighborhood Design Help Seniors Maintain Cognitive Health

November 10th, 2014
A neighborhood’s “walkability” can be a key factor for maintaining physical and cognitive health among older adults. Researchers from the University of Kansas presented evidence at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America that neighborhoods which motivate walking can stave off ...

Depression May Interfere with Intuition

November 9th, 2014
People who suffer from depression appear to be disconnected from their intuition, or gut instincts, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology. The findings may help explain why depressed people often have a hard time making decisions. For ...

Global Alzheimer’s Report Calls for Prevention

November 6th, 2014
A new global report on Alzheimer's disease is highlighting the need for better prevention. Currently, more than five million Americans are living with the condition. Alzheimer's Disease International, the worldwide federation of Alzheimer's associations, commissioned the "World Alzheimer Report 2014 Dementia and ...

Is Thinking Outside the Box The Wrong Approach?

November 6th, 2014
Over the past few decades the concept of “thinking outside the box” to jumpstart the creative process has gained considerable attention and support. Creativity traditionally connected extant ideas and built on the past to create something new. New research evaluates the two approaches. That ...

New Tools Sought to Assess Cognitive Growth in Intellectually Disabled

November 3rd, 2014
A new initiative seeks to improve the assessment of cognitive development among people with an intellectual disability. Better methods to evaluate changes in status are critical for the development of new treatments and programs. The five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes ...

Brain’s White Matter Arrayed Differently in Dyslexic Kids

November 1st, 2014
White matter in the brains of children with dyslexia may be structured differently compared to typically developing readers, according to new research at Vanderbilt University. For the study, published in the journals Brain Connectivity and Brain Research, researchers used neuroimaging to examine structural ...

Parenting Style Probably Does Not Raise IQ in Children

October 31st, 2014
The ability to improve intelligence by environmental manipulation remains a subject of considerable debate. New research explores if a parents interactions with their child can help boost the child’s intelligence. For example, does reading bedtime stories, engaging in ...

Sleep Apnea Affects REM Sleep and Memory

October 31st, 2014
New research suggests sleep apnea may disrupt the formation of new spatial memories. Spatial memories are used every day and act as our internal compass to keep us from getting lost, remember where we left the keys, or parked the car. Sleep ...