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Kids get more active when given more toy choices

Kids get more active when given more toy choices | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
In an age when even preschoolers have electronic toys and devices, many parents wonder how to get their children to be more physically active. Now, two studies published by University at Buffalo researchers provide some answers.
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Active older adults less likely to experience psychological distress

Active older adults less likely to experience psychological distress | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
In a study examining the relationship between physical activity and physical function, researchers from Australia discovered that older adults who experienced any level of psychological distress were more than four times more likely to experience...
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Activity in brain networks related to features of depression

Activity in brain networks related to features of depression | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Depressed individuals with a tendency to ruminate on negative thoughts, i.e. to repeatedly think about particular negative thoughts or memories, show different patterns of brain network activation compared to healthy individuals

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Physical activity yields feelings of excitement, enthusiasm

Physical activity yields feelings of excitement, enthusiasm | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
People who are more physically active report greater levels of excitement and enthusiasm than people who are less physically active, according to Penn State researchers.
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Keep Walking to Stay Mentally Sharp

Keep Walking to Stay Mentally Sharp | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Aerobic conditioning may improve our mental acuity in several ways

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School performance may be linked to physical activity

School performance may be linked to physical activity | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A systematic review of previous studies suggests that there may be a positive relationship between physical activity and the academic performance of children.
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Memory declines faster in years closest to death; mental activity best protection

Memory declines faster in years closest to death; mental activity best protection | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
New research finds that a person’s memory declines at a faster rate in the two- and-a-half years before death than at any other time after memory problems first begin.
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Brain imaging study finds evidence of basis for caregiving impulse

Brain imaging study finds evidence of basis for caregiving impulse | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Distinct patterns of activity -- which may indicate a predisposition to care for infants-- appear in the brains of adults who view an image of an infant face -- even when the child is not theirs, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and in Germany, Italy, and Japan.

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Neuroscientists demonstrate crucial advances in ‘brain reading’

Neuroscientists demonstrate crucial advances in ‘brain reading’ | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
At UCLA's Laboratory of Integrative Neuroimaging Technology, researchers use functional MRI brain scans to observe brain signal changes that take place during mental activity.
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Study suggests association between cognitive activity and brain protein related to Alzheimer’s disease

Study suggests association between cognitive activity and brain protein related to Alzheimer’s disease | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Individuals who keep their brains active throughout life with cognitively stimulating activities such as reading, writing and playing games appear to have reduced levels of the β-amyloid protein, which is the major part of the amyloid plaque in Alzheimer diseas

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Health News - Neuroscientists identify brain activity that predicts how well you will remember images

Neuroscientists identify brain activity that predicts how well you will remember images...
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