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  • The brain has its own unique way of responding to a surprising event or situation. When the brain wants you to pay attention to something, it will make sure you are aware of i

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  • Processing speed deficits are among the most common cognitive deficits patients with stroke experience, along with deficits in attention and executive functioning. Processing speed has been found to be clinically significant, as people with stroke co

  • Society requires us to have adequate ability to perform mathematical calculations. Life events, such as buying a home or even comparing prices of items within a store, require working knowledge of mathematics. In childhood, many children have difficu

  • You have probably heard the phrase “the proof is in the pudding”, but what if the proof literally IS the pudding? What we eat can shape not only our brains, but how we think and feel. Nutritionists have proved that our diet affects brain health and f

  • The brain has its own unique way of responding to a surprising event or situation. When the brain wants you to pay attention to something, it will make sure you are aware of it. According to a new study by MIT, one way the brain does this is by sendi

  • Schizophrenia causes cognitive problems including impaired attention, processing speed, working memory, language, reasoning, and social cognition. Apart from having a difficult time recognizing emotions in other people and responding appropriately, i

  • For years, researchers and medical professionals have studied the outcomes of brain injury care in order to identify critical factors that influence a patient’s recovery. Two such factors that have been examined to contribute to this include race and

  • For many patients with cancer or are in remission, cognitive impairment is frequently a complaint. In a national cross sectional study, it was reported that a history of cancer was associated with a 40% chance of an increased amount of memory issues.

  • TBI stands for traumatic brain injury, and occurs when one experiences damage to the brain. This type of damage is specific, and creates a disruption in the functioning of the brain. Not all injuries to the head are TBIs, but all TBIs are severe inju

  • For many people, being around “green space”, such as grass, plants, forests, and more, is just a factor of their everyday life. However, recent studies have shown that greenery exposure may benefit middle-aged individuals.

  • When a woman reaches her late 40s or 50s, a natural decline in reproductive hormones begins the cycle of menopause. After 12 months without a menstrual cycle, a woman is officially in the state of menopause. During this uncomfortable time many experi

  • For years, researchers and medical professionals have studied the outcomes of brain injury care in order to identify critical factors that influence a patient’s recovery. Two such factors that have been examined to contribute to this include race and

  • All around America, many individuals work through mental illness everyday. The National Institute of Mental Health stated that in 2019, around 20% of Americans dealt with mental illness. This equates to roughly 1 in 5 Americans, or 69.5 million peopl

  • Over the past two years, researchers are uncovering how COVID-19 impacts various organ systems. One organ affected by COVID-19 is the brain, with severe patients displaying neuropsychiatric problems. Recently, researchers have found that severe COVID

  • Processing speed deficits are among the most common cognitive deficits patients with stroke experience, along with deficits in attention and executive functioning. Processing speed has been found to be clinically significant, as people with stroke co

  • With the advancements of technology, neuropsychological assessments have been adapted to be done on a computer. Neuropsychologists and other clinical providers are interested in the effects of using these computerized neuropsychological assessments a

  • Depending where you live, winter months may be filled with snow, ice, and sleet. With low temperatures and less daylight, the winter months can impact how we feel and how we think. What is less understood is how cold weather specifically affects ment

  • Society requires us to have adequate ability to perform mathematical calculations. Life events, such as buying a home or even comparing prices of items within a store, require working knowledge of mathematics. In childhood, many children have difficu

  • Aerobic exercise has been studied extensively for its physical, mental, and cognitive health benefits. Of interest is how often physical therapists may prescribe an aerobic exercise regimen for their clients with neurological disorders. The utilizati

  • What is the difference between a child who reads for pleasure at home and a child who doesn’t? Recent studies have shown that those who read for pleasure have an increased rate of learning. The British Cohort Study, which followed more than 17,000 pe

  • Youth with psychological disorders may rely on the internet for social interaction. For clinical populations of youth, the internet may provide a safe haven for social interaction as youth with psychological disorders may be subject to scrutiny and p

  • You have probably heard the phrase “the proof is in the pudding”, but what if the proof literally IS the pudding? What we eat can shape not only our brains, but how we think and feel. Nutritionists have proved that our diet affects brain health and f

  • Adults living with mental illness risk facing unemployment and poverty. Therapists are eager to address the psychological and cognitive needs of clients with severe mental illness in order to help them find employment and live independently. Little r

  • If you live in the northern hemisphere, you are probably familiar with the drastic change of seasons. With the switch from the summer to the fall comes not only cooler weather, but less daily sunlight. This may cause people to experience seasonal aff

  • One of the most spellbinding mysteries in psychology and neuroscience is the origin of fear. Fear is an essential emotion that is used to protect ourselves from implicit and explicit danger. For example, we may have an uneasy feeling about a situatio

  • Many factors can affect a good night's sleep. Things like work, medication, or mental health disorders such as depression have been known factors to decline sleep in the human body. But what factors actually improve sleep? One might be surprised to h

  • Therapists must often make important decisions regarding how they spend therapy hours with their clients. This involves choosing the kinds of activities their clients will do and the complexity of the activities. Research has shown that performing co

  • Adults are able to utter about 120 words per minute and may make a speech error once out of every thousand words. If an adult experiences a stroke, they may develop a condition known as aphasia, which greatly reduces their ability to produce and unde

  • Aphasia commonly occurs after someone experiences a stroke. When a closed head injury occurs in the left hemisphere, a person may lose the ability to produce and understand language. Commonly, people think of aphasia as Broca’s aphasia, where a perso