A new study indicates that Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training appears to boost physical and cognitive performance and cardiovascular health. The technique involves inhaling through a resistive hand-held device 30 times (30 inhalations) per day.
Advances in technology are helping veterans with PTSD thanks to some new artificial intelligence that can analyze voices. The computer program can help diagnose PTSD and may lead to new approaches in telemedicine.
Children with severe antisocial behaviors—also known as conduct disorder—may be wired different than kids without it. New research found that the writing between the brain’s emotional centers has distinctively different pathways in young people with the condition.
Survivors of septic shock often experience memory loss and decreased cognitive function and now researchers might understand why. New research found that during septic shock, sugar is released into the blood stream and enters the brain. The sugar disrupts or breaks neural circuits.
Washington University School of Medicine researchers studying brain metabolism found that women’s brain appear to be three years younger than men’s brains. This might be why women typically maintain their cognitive skills longer than men.
For people with alcohol use disorder, researchers found that the harmful effects of alcohol on the brain may continue during abstinence. Specifically, the research team found that the brain’s white matter continues to occur damage in the first six weeks after the person gets sober.
A team of researchers exploring the psychological effects of coffee found that for people who grew up in a Western culture thought in more precise terms and felt that time went by faster after being shown coffee-related cues. The effect was weaker in participants who grew up in Eastern cultures, likely because coffee is not as commonplace as it is in Western cultures.
Researchers at Boston University used brain stimulation to improve synchronization between gamma and theta brain waves in the left temporal and prefrontal cortexes in older people with memory decline. This technique rapidly boosted the participants’ working memory function for at least 50 minutes after 25 minutes of stimulation.
Researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health used fMRIs to determine the differences in brain activity in kids with anhedonia. Anhedonia is a condition in which people lose pleasure or interest in activities they used to enjoy.