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Update: Humankind’s evolving quest to enhance the brain and the mind

Time for the first SharpBrains’ e‑newsletter in the new decade, featuring a range of inspiring and (mostly) promising news about humankind’s evolving quest to enhance the brain and the mind, and a few fun brain teasers 🙂

New thinking:

New research:

New tools:

A few quick brain teasers to workout your prefrontal cortex:

 

Have a great February,

 

The SharpBrains Team

 

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MIT study: Maturity brings richer memories

MIT study: Maturity brings richer memories
MIT News, MA -MIT neuroscientists exploring how memory formation differs between children and adults have found that although the two groups have much in common,…”

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Brain Scans Show Early Alzheimer’s Disease In People With Memory Problems

Brain Scans Show Early Alzheimer’s Disease In People With Memory Problems

Science Daily — “Brain scans of people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) show signs of early Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the …”

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Mild cognitive disorder often an early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease

Mild cognitive disorder often an early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease
News-Medical.net, Australia 

Using this technique, researchers were able to not only to detect, with 100 % accuracy, those patients in the study with cognitive impairment from those …”

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Magnets to make your Brain grow stronger

Magnets to make your Brain grow stronger
I4U
“Stimulating the brain in mice with a magnetic coil appears to promote the growth of new neurons in areas associated with learning and memory. …”

If you want safer interventions…you better read Easy Steps to Improve Your Brain Health Now.

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Surprising Memory intervention

This Week in Health
Intelihealth.com, PA 

“A drink a day could slow the progress of dementia in older people with memory problems. That’s the finding of an Italian study published in the journal …”

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A First Glimpse at Healthy Brain and Behavioral Development

A First Glimpse at Healthy Brain and Behavioral Development
Newswise (press release) 
“And while basic cognitive skills steadily improve in middle childhood, they then seem to level off – questioning the idea of a burst of brain development in …”

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