Items Tagged ‘cognition’

Why do some people stay sharp as they age? Massive study may yield clues

August 1, 2017

Why do some people stay sharp as they age? Massive study may yield clues

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

Look closely at the brain scans above, and one of the first things you notice is how the ventricles – the dark, butterfly shapes in the middle of the brain — are much larger in the image labeled “old” than in the image labeled “young.” (The scans are from a 38-year-old and a 73-year-old.) You […]

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Tags: aging, brain, brain imaging study, cognition, functional MRI, menopause, MRI


A decade into the smartphone revolution, some ways it's changed our lives

June 28, 2017

A decade into the smartphone revolution, some ways it’s changed our lives

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

Smartphones, owned by 77 percent of U.S. adults, have had a profound impact on the way we socialize, pay for things, connect with people and spend our downtime. It’s been 10 years since Apple’s first iPhone was introduced in June, 2007, launching a technological revolution. To mark the mobile phone milestone, we asked three UCLA […]

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Tags: adhd, behavior, cognition, improve sleep, insomnia, interactive health technology, iPhones, new technology, poor sleep, smartphones, tablets and smartphones