cognition

Professor Katherine Samaras

Over six years, researchers evaluated the cognitive effects of statins in elderly consumers, revealing no negative impact and potential protective effects in those at risk of dementia.

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A new study appears to show plants can learn from experience, raising intriguing questions about the possibility of plant cognition, writes Prudence Gibson. 

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We all know that cola and lemonade aren’t great for our waistline or teeth, but a new study on rats sheds light on just how much damage sugary drinks can do to the brain, write Jayanthi Maniam and Margaret Morris.

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Supporting children’s needs is much more important than simply measuring when they walked or talked, write Chris Elliot and Con Papadopoulos.

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New research suggests obese individuals often perform poorly in reasoning and planning tasks and, likewise, those with poor cognitive function are more vulnerable to excessive weight gain.