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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.
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

New blood-based biomarker can detect Alzheimer's in its earliest stages

New blood-based biomarker can detect Alzheimer's in its earliest stages

New model captures flexibility of working memory

New model captures flexibility of working memory

Study: Older adults who regularly play word and number puzzles have sharper brains

Study: Older adults who regularly play word and number puzzles have sharper brains

A direct link established between chronic insomnia and cognitive problems

A direct link established between chronic insomnia and cognitive problems

WHO releases guidelines for preventing dementia, and they don't include supplements

WHO releases guidelines for preventing dementia, and they don't include supplements

Implementation of new pathway for spatial neglect care

Implementation of new pathway for spatial neglect care

Examining the Long-term Effects of Concussion in Sport

Examining the Long-term Effects of Concussion in Sport

Optimism, wisdom and loneliness associated with physical, mental functioning of older persons

Optimism, wisdom and loneliness associated with physical, mental functioning of older persons

Study finds link between maternal diet rich in nuts and child's neurodevelopment

Study finds link between maternal diet rich in nuts and child's neurodevelopment

Vegans are often deficient in these four nutrients

Vegans are often deficient in these four nutrients

Will gene-editing of human embryos ever be justifiable?

Will gene-editing of human embryos ever be justifiable?

Exercise activates brain circuits associated with memory in older adults

Exercise activates brain circuits associated with memory in older adults

Combination-imaging technique provides new window into macaque brain connections

Combination-imaging technique provides new window into macaque brain connections

NUS scientists uncover novel biomarkers linked with ‘chemobrain’

NUS scientists uncover novel biomarkers linked with ‘chemobrain’

Study provides new insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can affect cognition

Study provides new insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can affect cognition

Rutgers researchers identify new factor essential for maintaining stem cells in the brain and gut

Rutgers researchers identify new factor essential for maintaining stem cells in the brain and gut

Study: 5-year-old boys more likely to have cognitive difficulties due to higher lead exposure

Study: 5-year-old boys more likely to have cognitive difficulties due to higher lead exposure