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Posts tagged cognition

November 5, 2014

 

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Mood and Cognition

Feeling moody? Your headspace affects cognitive abilities–sometimes negatively, sometimes positively.

January 2, 2014

 

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Chocolate Brain

Could having a sweet tooth be good for an aging brain?

January 27, 2009

 

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Food for Thought (Literally!)

If you're smart about what you eat, you might actually become smarter!

November 25, 2008

 

Thinking Child

What It’s Like To Be Three

Not much, if anything, prior to around age four. Yet perception and cognition appear to be in place and functioning. Why are those years lost to us?

December 1, 2005

 

The Ability, or Inability, to Grasp Metaphors

To most, metaphors are easily understood, but to people with damage to the angular gyrus region of their brains, metaphors are confusing. That is, they have trouble interpreting the figurative meaning of metaphors. All they can figure is the literal meaning of what they hear and read. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 23, 2004

 

Is Heading in Soccer Dangerous?

Is heading in soccer dangerous? It's a question that has met its fair share of controversy.

October 2, 2003

 

Snoring and Cognition

Learn how snoring disorders can effect cognition in your children on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Mood and Cognition

Cognitive neuroscientists at Washington University in St. Louis have investigated the relationship between mood and cognitive performance by showing subjects ten-minute clips from both classic horror films and prime-time television comedies.

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