Cognistat is the #1 choice of neuropsychologists for cognitive screening in the US and Canada.
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment MoCA is a brief cognitive screening tool for Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Cognitive functions such as reasoning and learning use a number of distinct brain regions in a time-sequenced manner. Anatomy alone – the neurons and nerve fibers – cannot explain the excitation of these regions, concurrently or in tandem.
Some connections are actually “wireless.” These are electric near-field connections, and not the physical connections captured in tractographs.
One sunny day in October 2016, I failed the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). That’s the test pundits are having a field day with because it’s probably the one President Trump recently bragged that he “aced.”
Understanding how the brain makes decisions is tricky. Cognition is a complex process. It’s difficult to design an experiment that can show us exactly what is going on in the brain when it is drawing conclusions, making decisions, or learning.
What scientists learn about animal cognition helps unravel the mysteries of intelligence.
The later decades of our lives are there for a good evolutionary reason.
Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?
Included: how memory athletes stuff their noggins with so much knowledge.
The newly famous cognitive test, explained.
Marijuana, it seems, is not a performance-enhancing drug. That is, at least, not among young people, and not when the activity is learning.
A study published Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry finds that when adolescents stop using marijuana — even for just one week — their verbal learning and memory improve. The study contributes to growing evidence that marijuana use in adolescents is associated with reduced neurocognitive functioning.
Since most people perceive visual information better, I’ve crafted an infographic on how to increase brain power at the workplace so that you can save, share and use later.
Self-administered online tests are a dime a dozen. But one of the simplest has shown itself an effective tool for showing you something about what's going on with your most complex organ.
Rigorous analysis shows the drug modafinil significantly enhances cognition.
YOU can increase the size of your muscles by pumping iron and improve your stamina with aerobic training. Can you get smarter by exercising — or altering — your brain? This is hardly an idle question considering that cognitive decline is a nearly universal feature of aging.
What all of this new research suggests, says Teresa Liu-Ambrose, an associate professor in the Brain Research Center at the University of British Columbia who oversaw the experiments with older women, is that for the most robust brain health, it’s probably advisable to incorporate both aerobic and resistance training.
Based on the study results, you may want to get active for a more oxygen-happy brain. Among study participants, those who worked out more often had more oxygen availability in their brains — and hence, better cognitive functioning.
The president aced it, but that doesn't mean he's "like, really smart." It just means he can draw a cube.
Now and then I hear someone (myself included) proclaim “my brain is on overload.” This is not surprising given the myriad complex tasks the brain performs, among them enabling you to learn, plan, remember, communicate, see, hear and smell.
Perhaps also not surprising, a growing number of studies have linked compromised sensory functions like poor vision and hearing to a decline in cognitive abilities.
Many people think of IQ as a genetic trait, like brown eyes or short legs: You're born with it and you're stuck with it. Now, a growing body of research is showing that a person's IQ can rise—and even fall—over the years.
The human brain does not automatically go into a steady decline as we age. A variety of new studies have found that simple lifestyle choices can help to keep your mind sharp throughout a lifespan.
New research explains why we pretend to know more than we do.
It is no coincidence that geniuses like Einstein were skilled in multiple areas, or polymaths, as we like to refer to them. Geniuses are constantly seeking out novel activities, learning a new domain. It’s their personality.
Cognition is extended, outsourced, leaking from cranial slime into the material world.
You can find so much on the Internet. But if you want to increase your brainpower, you may be looking in the wrong place.
We've all had those days when we just can't seem to concentrate. And while there's no magic pill to bring us back to the height of our cognitive powers, there are some foods that have been shown to improve brain function, protect against age-associated cognitive decline and encourage focus and clarity.
To keep that noggin in tip-top shape, we've put together a list of new and creative ways to boost our brainpower, like golfing, mowing the lawn, and munching on pumpkin seeds. Read on for more easy ways to hit genius status pronto.
The good news is that there are a number of different ways to improve your brain power, especially if you're willing to do some things consistently over a longer period of time.
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By educating yourself, you’ll make better health decisions and improve your chances of staying mentally sharp, productive and positive throughout your life.
Your brain is like a muscle - use it or lose it.
Exercise your brain - play games, solve puzzles, learn something new once in a while!
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Eidetic uses a technique called spaced repetition to help you memorise anything from important phone numbers to interesting words or facts.
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Personal Zen is clinically proven to reduce stress by JUST playing a fun game. Built by a team of leading neuroscientists and mobile developers, playing Personal Zen actually retrains your brain to lower stress and anxiety. Just like exercising for physical health, we can exercise our brain for better mental health and wellness!