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Cognition is a concept used in different ways by different disciplines, but is generally accepted to mean the process of thought. For example, in psychology and cognitive science it refers to an information processing view of an individual's psychological functions.
Why women who work are less likely to develop dementia

Why women who work are less likely to develop dementia

New app created to help people reduce exposure to anticholinergic medications

New app created to help people reduce exposure to anticholinergic medications

Gut-boosting food may put an end to childhood malnutrition worldwide

Gut-boosting food may put an end to childhood malnutrition worldwide

An active brain and body associated with reduced risk of dementia

An active brain and body associated with reduced risk of dementia

Study provides new insight into longitudinal decline in brain network integrity associated with aging

Study provides new insight into longitudinal decline in brain network integrity associated with aging

New therapeutic food boosts key growth-promoting gut microbes in malnourished children

New therapeutic food boosts key growth-promoting gut microbes in malnourished children

Computers, games, crafting keep the aging brain sharp

Computers, games, crafting keep the aging brain sharp

Study highlights the need for larger Alzheimer's drug trials that intervene much earlier

Study highlights the need for larger Alzheimer's drug trials that intervene much earlier

New study links low social engagement to amyloid levels and cognitive decline

New study links low social engagement to amyloid levels and cognitive decline

Tobacco smokers may have reduced neuroimmune function compared to nonsmokers

Tobacco smokers may have reduced neuroimmune function compared to nonsmokers

UAB scientists identify new target for drug intervention in Alzheimer's disease

UAB scientists identify new target for drug intervention in Alzheimer's disease

Research identifies new approach to staving off the detrimental effects of aging

Research identifies new approach to staving off the detrimental effects of aging

Smarter, more educated people get a cognitive 'head start', but aren't protected from Alzheimer's

Smarter, more educated people get a cognitive 'head start', but aren't protected from Alzheimer's

Home-based exercise program reduces subsequent falls in high-risk seniors

Home-based exercise program reduces subsequent falls in high-risk seniors

Mediterranean diet may improve memory in type 2 diabetics

Mediterranean diet may improve memory in type 2 diabetics

Light-based technology could boost memory retention among astronauts

Light-based technology could boost memory retention among astronauts

Long-term effects of cannabis on the adolescent brain

Long-term effects of cannabis on the adolescent brain

New neurons continue to form in old age, even in people with Alzheimer's disease

New neurons continue to form in old age, even in people with Alzheimer's disease

Insights into how single neurons and brain networks support spatial navigation

Insights into how single neurons and brain networks support spatial navigation

Rutgers-led study pinpoints key gene linked to impaired memory in Down syndrome

Rutgers-led study pinpoints key gene linked to impaired memory in Down syndrome