Exercise and Memory

Research at the Center for BrainHealth shows that memory improves with exercise. Take a brisk walk after a holiday meal to increase blood flow to the region of the brain that controls memory.

Medical News Today: Evidence for ‘bilingual advantage’ may be less conclusive than previously thought

Study results that challenge the idea that bilingual speakers have a cognitive advantage are less likely to be published than those that support the bilingual-advantage theory, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. This research suggests that a publication bias in favor of positive results may […]

Care2: Mindfulness Meditation Physically Changes the Brain

While practitioners have long touted the emotional and physical benefits of meditation, a new study by Harvard-affiliated researchers has shown that the effects are in their mind – literally. While the study was small, the results support similar conclusions on the physical and mental effects of mindfulness meditation. It also provides a physical link to […]

Medical Xpress: Study sheds new light on the formation of emotional fear memories

Everyday events are easy to forget, but unpleasant ones can remain engraved in the brain. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences identifies a neural mechanism through which unpleasant experiences are translated into signals that trigger fear memories by changing neural connections in a part of the brain called […]

Healthcare Medicine Institute: Acupuncture Rejuvenates Alzheimer’s disease Patients

Clinical research published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science finds acupuncture plus moxibustion effective in improving cognitive function and improving the general quality of life for Alzheimer’s disease patients. The research, supported by the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, measured an 83.3% total effective rate of acupuncture combined with moxibustion. (December 8, […]

Eureka Alert: Sleep disturbance linked to amyloid in brain areas affected by Alzheimer’s disease

Healthy, elderly research participants who report being more sleepy and less rested have higher levels of amyloid deposition in regions of the brain that are affected in Alzheimer’s disease, according to a report presented today at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual meeting in Phoenix (Arizona). If sleep disturbance is a cause of amyloid accumulation, […]

In My Community: Exercise best to beat chemo-brain

Exercising regularly can be a struggle for many people. For Rosemary Wilson, it was the last thing she wanted to do during chemotherapy. But after undertaking a 12-week exercise program, specially designed for breast cancer patients, she changed her tune. The Ridgewood resident participated in the program as part of an ongoing study in collaboration with […]