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IQ, Intelligence and Brain Power

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Jun'08

World’s Oldest Woman Had Normal Brain

A 115-year-old woman who remained mentally alert throughout her life had an essentially normal brain, with little or no evidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to the "Neurobiology of Aging". The woman had lived independently until moving to a residential care home at age 105, mainly because of poor eyesight.

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30

Apr'08

Brain-Training To Improve Working Memory Boosts Fluid Intelligence

Brain-training efforts designed to improve working memory can boost scores in general problem-solving ability and improve fluid intelligence, according to new University of Michigan research.

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11

Apr'08

Brain Exercises Can Enhance Memory and Prevent Dementia

For millions of people who are approaching old age, developing dementia, particularly if there is a family history of the disease, is a frightening prospect. What is clear from numerous observational studies is that keeping mentally active throughout life reduces the risk of developing dementia.

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31

Jan'08

New Language Boosts Brainpower

Learning a second language can improve brainpower, a study says. Researchers at University College London studied the brains of 105 people, 80 of whom were bilingual, and found that learning a new language altered grey matter the same way exercise builds muscles...

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29

Dec'06

Rote Learning Improves Memory In Seniors

A new study offers older adults a simple way to combat memory loss: memorization. Researchers found that seniors who engaged in an intensive period of rote learning followed by an equally long rest period exhibited improved memory and verbal recall.

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11

Sep'06

Keep Your Brain Healthy with Antioxidants

Your brain is your greatest asset but it is also your body's most vulnerable organ. It requires constant support from other major organs and is your most susceptible organ to oxidative stress during ageing.

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26

Jan'06

Use Your Brain, Halve Your Risk of Dementia

Dementia is the loss of mental abilities and most commonly occurs late in life. Research from the School of Psychiatry at UNSW, led by Dr. Michael Valenzuela, showed that people who kept their brains active, for example, through work, leisure activities, or brain training, had half the risk of suffering dementia.

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20

Sep'01

Two Hemispheres Better Than One For Aging Brains

Older adults actually use different regions of the brain compared to younger adults to perform the same memory and information processing tasks. Cognitive neuroscientist Patricia Reuter-Lorenz and colleagues provide intriguing clues about how older adults compensate for some of the age-related declines in short-term memory and mental speed that plague so many older people.

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29

Jan'01

Juggle for a Bigger Brain

It's no longer just a party trick. Juggling, and probably other visual skills that take time to master, increase the size of your brain. That’s the conclusion of German researchers, which throws down the gauntlet to the mainstream view that the size of the adult brain does not change at all except when it is confronted by ageing or disease.

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