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How Your Brain’s Executive Function Works And How To Improve It

You use your brain’s executive function every day – it’s how you do things like pay attention, plan ahead and control impulses. Can you improve it to change for the better? With highlights from her research on child development, cognitive scientist Sabine Doebel explores the factors that affect executive function – and how you can […]

Brain Networks More Stable In Individuals With Higher Cognitive Abilities

The brains of more intelligent individuals are characterized by temporally more stable interactions in neural networks, a recent study finds[1]. Various theories have been proposed to explain the differences in individuals’ cognitive abilities, including neurobiological models. For instance, it has been proposed that more intelligent individuals make stronger use of certain brain areas, that their […]

Slower Walkers Have Older Brains And Bodies At Age 45

The walking speed of 45-year-olds, especially their fastest walking speed without running, can be useful as a marker of their aging brains and bodies, new research from Duke University[1] suggests. Slower walkers were shown to have “accelerated aging” on a 19-measure scale devised by researchers, and their lungs, teeth and immune systems tended to be […]