Tag: Cognition

Want Your Kids To Have Better Cognition? Limit Their Screen Time, Says Study

A new study found that children who get limited access to television, smartphones/tablets, and computers every day perform better in cognitive tests. Health officials said that children's screentime should only be limited to two hours a day.

Public Health September 28, 2018

Can Apes Read Minds? Apes Understand False Beliefs Of Others Just Like Humans

Humans are thought to be the only one being capable of understanding the mental states and perspective of others. New research, however, showed great apes also have understanding of what others think.

Animals October 6, 2016

Higher BP Fluctuations Linked To Faster Decline In Brain Function

Higher fluctuations in blood pressure may increase the risk of brain function decline, a new study has found. Higher variability in BP readings may signify inconsistent blood flow, which may lead to cognitive problems and other health conditions.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2016

Playing Video Games May Have Positive Effects On Kids: Study

New research discovered that high usage of video games translated to higher odds of better intellectual functioning and overall competence in school among children. It also found that gaming may help improve kids' cognition and social skills.

Life March 11, 2016

Ravens Spy On Each Other And Can Imagine When Other Birds Snoop On Them

Ravens are symbols for trickery and wisdom for a reason. A new study revealed that these birds actually spy on each other and can sense when other birds are snooping on them.

Earth/Environment February 3, 2016

Passive Smoking Can Make Your Kids Obese And Stupid

A new study found that passive smoking may cause children to suffer from obesity and poor cognition. However, the researchers were not able to find a relationship between passive smoking and diabetes in the young participants.

Life February 1, 2016

CDC Report Says 1 In Every 5 Americans Living With Some Form Of Disability

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed data from a national survey to determine the prevalence of individuals with disabilities and any form of disability. The researchers found that one in five Americans have some form of disability.

Life July 31, 2015

Your Saliva Could Tell If You're At Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists conducted a small experiment and found that certain compounds in the saliva may detect Alzheimer’s. Experts have differing opinions about the reliability of the study; however, a lot have noted how promising this could be, being still at its preliminary stage of research.

Life July 20, 2015

Oh, The Irony: Evolution Behind Many People's Lack Of Acceptance Of Evolution

Evolution remains a heated topic of debate, and which side you take depends on the kind of cognitive style you have as well as other influencing factors.

July 4, 2015

Signs Of Alzheimer's May Show Up As Early As 18 Years Before Clinical Diagnosis

A study showed results of cognitive test scores and found that Alzheimer’s disease can start to exist even as early as decades before a patient is diagnosed with it.

Life June 29, 2015

Trout and eel make rare, deadly team against hapless prey

A new study shows that coral trout can effectively size up potential collaborators such as eel, with as much skill as chimpanzees.

Earth/Environment September 8, 2014

In kids, brains and brawn might actually go hand-in-hand

Some kids have it all: brains and brawn. A recent study shows that kids who are physically active have more compact white matter.

Life August 19, 2014

No apolipoprotein, no Alzheimer’s? Man missing gene leads to new treatment idea

Scientists have found a new development in Alzheimer’s treatment. A patient without apoE, a gene that is known to become a risk factor for Alzheimer’s if mutated, has shown that the brain can function normally even without apoE.

Life August 12, 2014

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