Cognitive decline reversed 30 years in 6 weeks

Cognitive decline reversed 30 years in 6 weeks Cognitive decline reversed 30 years in 6 weeks After just 1 Β½ months, participants increased their cognitive abilities to levels similar to those of middle-aged adults, 30 years younger. Control group members, who did not take classes, showed no change in their performance. “The participants in the…

Chronic exposure to estrogen impairs some cognitive functions

Contact: Diana Yates diya@illinois.edu 217-333-5802 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign IMAGE:Veterinary biosciences professor Susan Schantz and graduate student Victor Wang found that rats exposed to estradiol were significantly impaired on tasks involving working memory and response inhibition. Click here for more information. University of Illinois researchers report this week that chronic exposure to estradiol, the…

Study pinpoints effects of different doses of an ADHD drug; Finds higher doses may harm learning

MADISON – New research with monkeys sheds light on how the drug methylphenidate may affect learning and memory in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The results parallel a 1977 finding that a low dose of the drug boosted cognitive performance of children with ADHD, but a higher dose that reduced their hyperactivity also impaired…