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Playing to Learn
Teaching kids using guided play turns out to help them learn not only reading and math, but also how to persist when difficulties arise.
Give Your Brain a Shot of Exercise
A study of seniors who agreed to brain biopsies after death shows more precisely what exercise does for our brains to help us stay sharp.
Inflammatory Foods May Fuel Dementia
Eating a diet high in anti-inflammatory foods like fruit, tea and coffee, vegetables and legumes appears to help prevent cognitive decline.
Nasty or Nice? Behind Our First Impressions
Unfriendly avatars get more cooperation from human subjects than friendly ones do, saying something surprising about the decisions we make.
A Surprising Treatment for Alzheimer’s: Viagra
The insurance records of over 7 million people revealed that those who took sildenafil were nearly 70% less likely to develop Alzheimer's.
New Hope for Recovering Speech
Our use of tools and language developed together in the brain. Now this relationship may be used to help brain injured patients speak again.
Targeted Magnetic Stimulation Eases Depression Faster
A new transcranial magnetic stimulation technique for relieving depression could be a game changer because it works so quickly.
Feeling Invincible? Think Again
People who value individualism tend to believe they can overcome all. This can be a strength. But in the case of the pandemic it's mistaken.
A New Pathway to Safer Opioids
The routes that opioids take in the brain point the way to creating non-addictive drugs that retain their pain-killing properties.
Breastfeeding’s Brain Benefits
Breastfeeding offers many benefits, and now moms who breastfed appear to be at reduced risk of dementia and Alzheimer's later in life.
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