Cognitive Skills and Deficits

18

Mar'17

Poor Working Memory Impedes Academic Success, Preventing Children from Achieving Their Potential

According to researchers from Durham University, children who underachieve at school may just have poor working memory rather than low intelligence. On the positive side learners with a strong working memory are likely to do well maintaining focus and attention in a variety of academic settings, and improving working memory can boost...

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05

Mar'17

Sports Success in the Young Linked to Working Memory

Another good reason why children should attend Edublox classes: a new study shows a strong link between executive functions, such as working memory and achievement in sports. Working memory refers to the ability to temporarily hold several facts or thoughts in memory while solving a problem or performing a task.

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07

Feb'17

Concussion May Affect Your Driving Even After Symptoms Disappear, Says Study

The effects a concussion has on driving a vehicle may continue to linger even after the symptoms disappear, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers. Even though participants felt like they had recovered from their concussion, they were still likely to drive erratically while using a driving simulator -- at times similar to someone driving under the influence of alcohol.

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05

Feb'17

Women’s Cognitive Decline Begins Earlier than Previously Believed

Mental sharpness in women begins to decline as early as their 50s. Cognitive processing speed, which includes speed of perception and reaction, showed an average decline of around 1 percent every two years and verbal memory declined on average around 1 percent every five years, investigators report.

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05

Feb'17

Brain Stimulation Used Like a Scalpel to Improve Memory

Northwestern Medicine scientists showed for the first time that non-invasive brain stimulation can be used like a scalpel, rather than like a hammer, to cause a specific improvement in precise memory. This type of memory is crucial for normal functioning, and it is often lost in people with serious memory disorders.

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05

Feb'17

Older, Fitter Adults Experience Greater Brain Activity While Learning

Older adults who experience good cardiac fitness may be also keeping their brains in good shape as well. In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, older adults who scored high on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) tests performed better on memory tasks than those who had low CRF. Further, the more fit older adults were, the more active their brain was during learning.

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31

Jan'17

Logical Thinking and Short-Term Memory: Opposites of the Same Coin

Logical thinking, like other skills, must be taught. There are many everyday life situations in which the ability to think logically is of great importance. If a person stands at a curb and there is a car approaching, his life literally depends on whether he is able to think logically or not. If he can, he will understand that he must wait for the car to pass, otherwise it will run him over....

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02

Jan'17

Drink Coffee to Beat Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is devastating, not only to those who suffer from it but also to their family members and to society as a whole. Over the past few years, research being conducted around the world has seemed to suggest that caffeine might help offset one of Alzheimer’s most devastating symptoms — memory loss.

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23

Dec'16

Four Cognitive Skills for Successful Learning

The word "cognition" is defined as "the act or process of knowing". Cognitive skills therefore refer to those skills that make it possible for us to know. Research has shown that cognitive skills are a determining factor of an individual’s learning ability...

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15

Dec'16

Clinically Proven KeenMind

Clinically proven KeenMind will improve your (1.) focus and mental clarity, (2.) memory retention and (3.) learning rate. Keenmind is a registered trademark of Flordis Pty Ltd.

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