Tag Archives: Cognition

NEWS: BRAIN TRAINING WARDS OFF AGE-RELATED COGNITIVE DECLINE


 

Brain Training Wards Off Age-Related Cognitive Decline

 

As people age, certain cognitive abilities decline. However, there are things that can be done to delay and minimize these losses. Older adults who participated in

 

Deutsch: Phrenologie

 

10 to 12 60- to 75-minute brain training sessions saw improvements in memory, reasoning skills, and processing speed that persisted for years after. The memory gains began to taper off after the 5-year mark, while reasoning ability and processing speed benefits could still be detected 10 years later. More… Discuss

 

 

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POVERTY BURDENS THE BRAIN AND CUTS IQ


Poverty Burdens the Brain and Cuts IQ

Research on sugarcane farmers in rural India and low and middle-income shoppers at a US mall suggests that financial concerns tax the brain, leading to a drop in cognitive function. Worrying about money costs people up to 13 IQ points—an effect comparable to missing an entire night’s sleep—and makes them more prone to errors, which in turn can exacerbate their financial problems and make it even harder to escape from povertyMore… Discuss