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Mental Performance

Cognitive training significantly improves mental functioning

Posted February 9, 2014

As people age, they often experience a decline in their mental functioning, but new research shows that a brief course of cognitive strength training can improve an older adult’s ability to reason and increase their processing speed for up to 10 years.

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New Research Finds Krill Oil Might Make You Happier and Smarter

Posted October 6, 2013

It’s been well established that omega-3 fatty acid is great for your health, in general. But as countless studies have demonstrated, it’s especially beneficial for the health of your brain. Studies have established that omega-3s help specifically with facets of memory, learning, attention, mood and reaction time. But are all sources of omega-3 equal?

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CoQ10 may reverse effects of age-related mental decline: Mouse data

Posted October 1, 2013

Supplementing the diet of old mice with Coenzyme Q10 may reverse some age-related impairments in cognitive and psychomotor functions, says a new study.

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Taking a Nap Significantly Improves Memory and Mental Performance

Posted September 24, 2013

We often associate nap time with the young, the old, or the sleep-deprived college student, but new research from the University of California at Berkeley suggests that the rest of us may want to squeeze a little midday shut-eye into our schedules as well.

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Drinking water boosts brain’s mental performance by 14%

Posted July 20, 2013

Drinking water is known to be healthy for your body, but it also boosts your brain’s performance in mental tests, according to a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of East London and the University of Westminster in the UK, analyzed the potential effects of water on cognitive performance and mood among 34 participants with an average age of 29 years.

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Magic of Iodine Supplements in Pregnancy to Boost Learning in Children

Posted May 16, 2013

Children whose mother had insufficient iodine intake during pregnancy have poor literacy rates, finds Tasmanian study. Tasmanian scientists have requested all expectant females to include iodine supplements. Iodine is important for proper neurological development of the baby and its deficiency in pregnancy is hence harmful.

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People who participate in sports have better attention span than those in poor physical health, study finds

Posted April 11, 2013

New scientific evidence seems to confirm the famous Roman saying “Mens sana in corpore sano”. Researchers from the University of Granada have demonstrated that people who normally practice sport have a better cognitive performance than those with poor physical health. More specifically, the results of this research indicate that the former have a better sustained attention span (they react more rapidly to an external stimulus introduced randomly while carrying out a monotonous task).

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Study: Unhealthy Eating Can Make a Bad Mood Worse

Posted March 16, 2013

In a study, college-age women who were concerned about their eating behaviors reported that moods worsened after bouts of disordered eating, said Kristin Heron, research associate at the Survey Research Center.

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Acupuncture Improves Memory, Test Performance, And Reduces Anxiety

Posted March 10, 2013

A new study shows that acupuncture improves memory, test performance, and reduces anxiety. The study will appear in an upcoming edition of The Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder can be combated with vitamins, natural light

Posted January 24, 2013

The days are shorter and the sun rarely shines during these dreary winter months. This kind of weather can make many people feel “blah” — non-energetic, unmotivated or even hopeless. The cause of these depressive feelings may not just be due to the winter doldrums.

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