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New Treatment Avenues for Mental Fatigue

The drug methylphenidate, which stimulates the central nervous system, provides an effective treatment for those who suffer from mental fatigue. This is ...

Some Astronauts at Risk for Cognitive Impairment, Animal Studies Suggest

Damage traced in part to dopamine transport system injury in brain cells ...

Study Examines Risk of Early Death for People with Mild Cognitive Impairment

PHILADELPHIA – One of the first studies to look at a relationship between death and the two types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or problems with memory and thinking abilities, suggests that people who have thinking problems but their memory is still intact might have a higher death rate in a period of six years compared to those who have no thinking or memory problems. ... Full story

Study: Touch influences how infants learn language

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Tickling a baby's toes may be cute but it's also possible that those touches could help babies learn the words in their language. Research from Purdue University shows that a caregiver's touch could help babies to find words in the continuous stream of speech. ... Full story

Scripps Florida Scientists Identify Critical New Protein Complex Involved in Learning and Memory

JUPITER, FL – Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a protein complex that plays a critical but previously unknown role in learning and memory formation. ... Full story

Don’t Believe What You Read Only Once: Speed-Reading Apps May Impair Reading Comprehension

UC San Diego research suggests that ability to backtrack is critical to understanding text ... Full story

Research shows impact of Facebook unfriending

High school friends often first to go ... Full story

Study: People Pay More Attention to the Upper Half of Field of Vision

A new study from North Carolina State University and the University of Toronto finds that people pay more attention to the upper half of their field of vision – a finding which could have ramifications for traffic signs to software interface design. ... Full story

Deliberation is staunchest ally of selfishness

By Bill Hathaway - Over the last two years, Yale psychologist David Rand and colleagues have investigated what makes people willing to help each other. Their latest research shows that while initial reactions are shaped by daily experience, deliberation consistently favors selfishness. ... Full story

Suicide rates soar as economic cuts bite

Austerity driven policies “kill”, research has found ... Full story

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