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The Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) is soliciting proposals in the area of Intelligent Cognitive Assistants (ICA). The ICA program will provide supplemental funding* to the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Advancing Cognitive and Physical Capabilities (FW-HTF) ...
An Alberta man with cognitive impairments racked up $8,000 in credit card debt, leaving his friend and advocate to ask how he was given the card in the first place. Henry Herbst, who goes by the nickname Tigger, has an IQ of below 70. He lives independently in Whitecourt, Alta., with some supports from ...

The findings of a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry suggest that the presence of certain symptoms in a cluster referred to as "sluggish cognitive tempo" may predict the efficacy of methylphenidate, the most commonly prescribed medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in ...
But for struggling learners, weak cognitive skills can be a barrier. LearningRx Chattanooga Brain Training Center wants to partner with schools and parents to help students overcome their learning struggles, strengthen those weak cognitive skills and increase their chances for academic success. The ...
At the Hanover Trade Fair from April 23 - 27, 2018, Fraunhofer will demonstrate the prototype of a new cognitive system for the predictive maintenance of production facilities. Intelligent battery-powered acoustic sensors process audio signals from machines and systems on the spot. From the ...
Reducing the dose of the antipsychotic medications olanzapine and risperidone during the maintenance treatment of stable patients with schizophrenia improves cognitive function and decreases negative symptoms without increasing the rate of relapse, according to a study published in the Journal ...
HealthDay News -- Taking menopausal hormone therapy may have long-term effects on the brain, according to a study published online March 21 in Neurology. Kejal Kantarci, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues assessed the effects of two frequently used formulations ...
Dr Morein-Zamir added, "There are plenty of potentially positive implications for some people, especially patients or those [with] impairment in their lives such as a disorder that influences their cognition directly or indirectly. There is no black or white." Indeed, there are many questions to consider in ...
Schriefer's Plano-based company offers a managed phone service for seniors with cognitive issues allowing them to stay connected and giving caregivers peace of mind. It entered the local startup scene as part of the May 2016 Tech Wildcatters class. It's now at Level 4 of the Tech Wildcatter Gauntlet ...
Cognitive impairment is a considerable health concern due to the exponentially increase of old population and is dictated by a large range of variables, some due to environmental factors, such as diet, and others due to genetics, such as the polymorphisms of methylentetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) ...
The education industry is set to be transformed through digitisation and the application of cognitive computing. Briefly, digitisation is leading to the creation of enormous data sets, whose volume, velocity and variety are rapidly outpacing the human ability to analyse or make sense of it. Educational ...
Thus, students and faculty can be found studying cognition throughout many departments at the University. Richard Lewis, director of the Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science, echoed Chi's sentiment, saying events such as the Colloquium bring together faculty and students at a large university.
Two commonly used menopausal hormone therapy drugs may affect brain volume or cognitive function in older women after years of exposure, according to ... researchers analyzed the effects of two types of common menopausal hormone therapy (mHT) on the brain structure and cognition of menopausal ...
Cognitive impairment is highly prevalent in Parkinson's disease, with approximately 80 percent of patients eventually developing dementia during the course of their illness. It is one of the most clinically relevant symptoms of the disease, and causes an increased risk of mortality and significant reduction in ...
Closing out this round of guest bloggers is my research assistant, Amy Cummings. Before joining AEI, Amy taught high school social studies and completed a master's degree in cognitive science at Columbia's Teachers College. This week, she'll share some reflections on what she's learned about ...
Intracerebral gene therapy was well-tolerated in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease but produced no cognitive benefit, according to ... factor to the nucleus basalis of Meynert, which the investigators hoped would improve cholinergic neuronal function in this region leading to better cognition.

Despite advancements in neonatal health care over the last 2 decades, children born extremely preterm or very preterm between 1990 and 2008 did not demonstrate improvements in cognitive outcomes and continued to show large deficits in intelligence, according to the results of a meta-analysis and ...
... on cognition, music is disappearing from general education curricula," says Dr Artur Jaschke, from VU University of Amsterdam, who led the study with Dr Henkjan Honing and Dr Erik Scherder. "This inspired us to initiate a long-term study on the possible effects of music education on cognitive skills that ...
Noha Sharafeldin, M.D., Ph.D.Allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation recipients are at a significantly higher risk of cognitive impairment in the years post-transplantation, according to a study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. Published by Noha Sharafeldin, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., instructor in UAB's ...
These demographic shifts bring with them an increased risk for diseases affecting cognition, the mental process by which knowledge and understanding are accumulated, actions are taken, and decisions are made. As we age, our brains undergo changes that can inhibit cognitive abilities such as creative ...
Cognitive enhancement therapy was associated with improvements in neurological and social cognition in adults with autism spectrum disorder, according to data published in Autism Research. “Initial studies of cognitive remediation in adults with ASD have been small and short-term, frequently used ...
Fluctuations in the cryptocurrency market is seen by some people as a sign of instability, therefore they feel that the crypto ecosystem is unpredictable and should be avoided. For most traders and speculators, this is the best mood of the market because huge swings also means increased opportunities to ...
One of Westpac's top tech executives has revealed the challenges the bank is facing as it seeks to adopt a range of artificial intelligence-driven plans, likening the maturity of the technology to that of a talented teenager's. The bank's general manager of technology applications development, Tim Whiteley, ...
If you're living in Los Angeles and want to get down to some quality techno, Cognition Events has got you covered with their takeover of Avalon Hollywood on Friday, February 23! Bringing you two of the hottest names in the techno scene, Julian Jeweil and Pig&Dan, this is going to be a show highlighting ...
Claudia Kawas, a geriatric neurologist at the University of California, Irvine, said autopsies showed that some of the superagers also had the deformed proteins in their brain, yet still retained their powers of cognition and memory. The team hopes that the findings might help scientists to unpick what causes ...
A new study in mice has made a possible breakthrough in Alzheimer's research. The team of researchers at the Cleveland Clinic has noted that deleting a single enzyme can reverse the deposition of harmful plaques in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease. This could improve cognitive functions ...
Subjects from the ELSA study who had complete clinical assessments including the HbA1c levels and cognitive evaluations were enrolled into this study. To assess the cognition, subjects were given a memory reassessment that consisted of an immediate and delayed recall of 10 unrelated words.
Scientific American “Fake news” is Donald Trump's favorite catchphrase. Since the election, it has appeared in some 180 tweets by the President, decrying everything from accusations of sexual assault against him to the Russian collusion investigation to reports that he watches up to eight hours of ...
White matter deterioration was also linked with a decline in decision-making brain function among adults with early signs of memory loss, suggesting that regular exercise may slow cognitive decline and perhaps even dementia, say the study authors. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer's ...
Significant longitudinal associations between diabetes and cognitive decline were reported in a study published in Diabetologia. Researchers analyzed data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) to examine whether people with diabetes and optimal glycemic control have decreased rates ...
The latest police data showed 194 people died in accidents caused by those thought to have been suffering from dementia or reduced cognition. There were 418 fatal accidents last year caused by drivers aged 75 or older, including those who have not yet taken the cognitive test. Of these accidents, 41 ...
Data Summit 2018 is launching the Cognitive Computing Summit, a 2-day immersion into the cognitive computing use cases, strategies, and technologies that every organization should know about now. Data Summit and the Cognitive Computing Summit will take place May 22–23, 2018, at the Hyatt ...
“Because both slightly lower serum sodium levels and mild changes in cognitive function are common occurrences with advancing age, future research on this topic is important — including determining whether correcting lower sodium levels affects cognitive function,” Nowak added. For the study, to be ...
The project could have implications for the elderly and people with glaucoma, retinal degeneration or cognitive impairments, whose eye don't receive much light. The results can be found published online in the journal Hippocampus. Tags : dim-light,brain,Science,research,cognition ...
Importantly, it has the ability to cross your blood-brain barrier and exhibits potent neuroprotective properties, suggesting it may be useful for neurodegenerative disorders. Researchers at the University of California recently demonstrated it may have long-term effects on your cognitive function by protecting ...
Severe hyponatremia has been linked with cognitive impairment and neurological disturbances, but the association between different levels of serum sodium and cognition in older adults had been uncertain. To investigate, Kristen Nowak, PhD, MPH (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) and ...
Severe cases of hyponatremia have previously been associated with neurological and cognitive problems, but studies have not pinpointed how different levels of sodium in the blood affect cognition in older adults. The authors of the new study, from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in ...
MS patients with cognitive impairment had significantly worse performance in several of the physical tests compared to patients without cognition problems. At baseline, or study start, the researchers found a strong correlation between upper extremity abilities (assessed through the 9-Hole Peg Test) and the ...
Background and objectives: Cognitive impairment is a common extrapulmonary comorbidity in COPD patients. The default mode network (DMN) plays a critical role in maintaining the normal activities of humans, and its function can be evaluated by resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging.
According to the results of a study published in JAMA Psychiatry, general cognition and psychopathology in adolescents were shown to be heritable through similar pathways and to share the brain white matter characteristics of crossing fibers in the frontotemporal region. In this cross-sectional study, 729 ...
Previous Phase 2 studies suggested that idalopirdine — an antagonist of the serotonin 6 (5-HT6) receptor — added to cholinesterase inhibitor therapy could improve cognition in Alzheimer's patients. In one of these studies, 90 mg/d of idalopirdine added to a stable dose of donepezil boosted cognitive ...
Parkinson's patients experience both movement and non-movement symptoms, including depression, anxiety, apathy, fatigue, pain, and impulse control disorders. Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a well-established strategy for reducing depression and apathy. But evidence supporting its use in ...
One speculation from Wigler is that mutations with very damaging impact on cognition will tend to be eliminated rapidly from the gene pool, as people with them are less likely to have children. Thus inherited factors will have low cognitive impact relative to their general behavioral impact. By contrast, de ...
To facilitate the linking up of production processes, the exchange of application-specific data and the optimization of procedures, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Nuremberg is working on developing identification, localization and communication technologies for cognitive sensors and ...
Let's pretend for a moment you're giving a presentation in a room full of very important people. You want their feedback, ideally some sign of positive approval because you know you're being evaluated. You suddenly look to a person in the front row. You notice their facial expression: a furrowed brow, ...
“Fake news” is Donald Trump's favorite catchphrase. Since the election, it has appeared in some 180 tweets by the President, decrying everything from accusations of sexual assault against him to the Russian collusion investigation to reports that he watches up to eight hours of television a day. Trump may ...
They looked at the levels of eight synaptic proteins in 171 people with and without Alzheimer's who were at various stages of cognitive impairment. Their focus was synapses in Brodmann area 9 of the prefrontal cortex. This part of the brain is involved in decision-making, social behavior, personality ...
Seth Meyers And Kelly Clarkson Get Daytime Drunk, Take Trump's Cognitive Test. “This is by no means 'A Closer Look.'” ... Plenty of boozing ensued as the duo chatted, made their own cocktails and took the cognitive test that Trump's doctor gave him in January. Meyers also offered a unique rendition of ...


 

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