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Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...s frequently use tests of vocabulary, word recall, spatial relations, pattern comparison and the like to understand normal function and diagnose impairment. Experts use the scores to differentiate between diagnoses, detect changes in level of functioning or to give a diagnosis in the first place. Where score...

Key Signaling Molecules in New Teeth Formation Identified

...ork with epithelial signals. They also show that spatial differences in the expression levels of two key genes, Activin and Follistatin, contribute to the characteristic asymmetry of rodent incisors, which are covered by enamel only on their labial (front) side. Subtle variations in this or related regul...

Boys and Girls are Different by Nature and Learn in Different Ways

...Gurian, as saying, in an AAP report. "Studies on spatial awareness show that by four days of age, girl babies hold eye contact with their care-giver for longer than boys, while boys are already responding to movement and activity. Studies on vocabulary show that for every 20,000 words a girl uses, a boy us...

Abnormal Face Processing in Toddlers With Autism

... said that the next step is to closely examine the spatial and temporal characteristic of the childrens visual scanning patterns. While typical and developmentally delayed toddlers move quickly between various inner elements of the face, scanning rapidly between the left and right eye, toddlers with ASD tend...

NIH Study Normal Brain Development in Children Across US

...were hints of much-cited differences in verbal and spatial ability between boys and girls, but these differences were not as sharp as those described in previous reports. In fact, there were no sex differences in verbal fluency. There were also no differences in calculation ability, suggesting that boys and ...

Study Finds the Spread of Rabies in North American Raccoons

...r a rare chance to examine how the demographic and spatial processes of spread and population expansion over 30 years have shaped viral evolution on a geographic scale. Landscape features, such as rivers and mountains, can have a pronounced effect on the rate of rabies' spread and may therefore affect viral ...

Adolescents Brains Fully Develop Between 10-12 Years

...erall IQ, verbal ability, mental processing speed, spatial ability, memory, fine motor dexterity, psychosocial function, reading and calculation ability, and other measures of cognitive function. Most have returned two more times so that their development can be tracked. Results showed that age predicted p...

Fingers of Kids can Predict Their Performance in Exams

...areas of the brain which are often associated with spatial and mathematical skills. Oestrogen is thought to do the same in the areas of the brain which are often associated with verbal ability, the Daily Mail quoted Mark Brosnan, who led the study, as saying. "Interestingly, these hormones are also thought...

Alcoholism Develops Cognitive Problems in Women

...problems affect drinker’s’ ‘visual working, memory spatial planning, problem solving and cognitive flexibility.” Drinkers have problems affecting the social life to; they have trouble conducting themselves in social circumstances too. This was the conclusion that was the result of a study conducted in Russ...

Cognitive Problems Occur More Rapidly in Female Alcoholics Than in Males

...performed worse on tests of visual working memory, spatial planning, problem solving, and cognitive flexibility." These deficits fall under the category of executive functioning, she added, which are also called higher-order functioning because they involved the integration of more primary cognitive skills. ...

Stress on Storage and Conservation of Rain Water by Govt of India

... 1170 mm. However, there is very high temporal and spatial variation in rainfall. The release further said that there had been considerable progress in respect of water resources development in India since independence through major, medium and minor irrigation schemes and multipurpose projects. The live s...

Drugs for Parkinson’s May Be Useful for Stroke-related Disabilit

...he ear and the temple develop a condition known as spatial neglect that hampers their ability to notice thing...archers. The challenge for researchers was that spatial neglect and motor neglect produced the same results—a patient who was slow to report stimuli appeari...

Lithium Increases Gray Matter in Bipolar Brains

... differences in cortical anatomy at a much greater spatial resolution. In this study, Bearden and colleagu...reated — and 28 healthy control subjects. Detailed spatial analyses of gray matter distribution were conducted by measuring local volumes of gray matter at tho...

Multiple Regions of the Brain Locate Pain

...on both sides. “The scientific understanding of spatial aspects of pain is so limited that patients with w...ere lighting up while subjects were evaluating the spatial location of the stimulus,” he said. “We’re showing something very new and different: areas thought h...

‘Generalist' Genes Linked to a Variety of Learning Disorder

...be linked to language and math disorders, and even spatial and memory functions. Environment does play a role in learning disorders, but more so in determining what type of learning disorder may develop. “Because we now know that environmental factors are ‘specialists’, these findings have far-reaching imp...

Playing Video Games Could Improve Eyesight

...r action games helped study subjects improve their spatial resolution, meaning their ability to clearly see small, closely packed together objects such as letters, she said. Source-IANS...

Same Areas of the Brain Prepare for and Respond to a Stimulus, Say Experts

...tion in the field of conducting tasks that involve spatial processing//, such as, preparing to move when a tr...otion that areas of the brain involved in tasks of spatial processing, which are the superior parietal cortex, known for its involvement in spatial attention, ...

Cancer Cells Forming Blood Vessels Send Their Copper to the Edge

...s obtained images displaying the concentration and spatial distribution of many elements, including phosphorous, sulfur, iron, copper and zinc. Overlaying these elemental maps onto optical images of the cells, Finney and her colleagues then correlated elemental content with cellular structures. “Our findin...

Optimum Folate and Vitamin B12 Levels Essential for Cognitive Function in Seniors

...uch as response speed, sustained attention, visual spatial skills, associative learning, and memory. Cognitive impairment was identified when a subject fell into the bottom 20th percentile of the distribution on the test. "People with normal vitamin B12 status performed better if their serum folate was hig...

Action Video Games Improves Vision

...ours, players showed a substantial increase in the spatial resolution of their vision, meaning they could see figures like those on an eye chart more clearly, even when other symbols crowded in." Bavelier and graduate student Shawn Green tested college students who had played few, if any, video games in th...

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