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Is there a link between inflammation and cognition?

Is there a link between inflammation and cognition?

An estimated 12m UK citizens have a chronic medical condition, and many of them report severe mental fatigue that they characterise as 'sluggishness' or...
Memory and sleep: circuit responsible for building memories identified

Memory and sleep: circuit responsible for building memories identified

The nucleus reuniens may be responsible for co-ordinating activity between the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus, according to a new study. The link between memory and...
Cognitive control compromised by regular use of cannabis in young people

Studies show cognitive control compromised in young, regular cannabis users

A once understudied topic now shows a link between cannabis use and brain alterations, whereby chronic use may lead to poor conflict resolution skills. The...
Did you know about the changes in brain structure in long-duration space missions?

Did you know about the changes in brain structure in long-duration space missions?

For the first time, a new study shows that changes in cognitive performance correlates with changes in brain structure in NASA astronauts following spaceflight. Published...
A drop in income may hurt the brain as well as the wallet

A drop in income may hurt the brain as well as the wallet

A new study has shown that young adults who experience annual income drops of 25% or more may be more at risk of having...
What’s the link between Alzheimer’s disease and head injuries?

What’s the link between Alzheimer’s disease and head injuries?

According to the researchers at University of Eastern Finland, individuals with Alzheimer’s disease have a higher risk of experiencing head injuries. Published in Journal of...
Music enhancing creativity: fact or fiction?

Music enhancing creativity: fact or fiction?

Psychologists from the University of Central Lancashire, Lancaster University, UK and University of Gävle, Sweden are challenging the idea of music enhancing creativity. The popular...
ICBT: expanding the advantages of Internet-delivered CBT

ICBT: expanding the advantages of Internet-delivered CBT

According to Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, Internet-delivered CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), or ICBT, may have a new adaptive treatment strategy on the horizon. Scientists have experimented...
Virtual reality behaviour: would you think and act differently too?

Virtual reality behaviour: would you think and act differently too?

Virtual reality (VR) can be extraordinarily life-like, but new UBC research explored the gap between real-life and virtual reality behaviour, with a key focus...
Memory retention: Drawing is better for the brain than writing

Memory retention: Drawing is better for the brain than writing

According to the University of Waterloo, Canada, older adults who take up drawing could enhance their level of memory retention. As people grow older it...
The components behind cognitive decline in type 2 diabetes

The components behind cognitive decline in Type 2 diabetes

In a recent diabetic medicine study, imaging tests discovered that changes in white matter regions of the brain, indicative of small vessel disease, are...
Long-term exposure to air pollution can impair cognitive function

Long-term exposure to air pollution can impair cognitive function

A new study suggests that long-term exposure to air pollution can have a negative impact on cognitive function, which can lead to additional health...

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