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Exercise and mindfulness don’t seem to boost cognitive function in older adults – Neuroscience News

Summary: Although exercise and mindfulness help seniors stay physically and mentally fit, they may not have as beneficial an impact on cognition as previously believed. Source: WUSTL A large study investigating whether exercise and mindfulness training could boost cognitive function in older adults found no such improvement after either intervention. Researchers from Washington University School …

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Long-term consumption of food allergens can lead to behavioral and mood changes – Neuroscience News

Summary: Food allergens can affect your brain and behavior if you’re hypersensitized, even if you don’t have typical food allergy symptoms. Source: The conversation The prevalence of food allergies is increasing worldwide, approaching epidemic levels in some regions. In the United States alone, approximately 10% of children and adults suffer from food allergies, with allergies …

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Group exercise improves physical and mental health in older adults – Neuroscience News

Summary: Older adults who participated in group exercise programs showed improvements in sleep quality, muscle strength and flexibility, balance and coordination. They also reported improvements in self-confidence. Source: University of Missouri Stephen Ball has dedicated his career to improving the health of older Missourians through exercise. In 2005, he started the University of Missouri’s “Stay …

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Palm e-Tattoo can tell when you’re stressed – Neuroscience News

Summary: A newly developed “e-tattoo” monitors electrodermal activity, revealing when a person is experiencing high levels of stress. The “tattoo” attaches to the user’s palm and connects to a smartwatch. Source: UT Austin Our palms tell us a lot about our emotional state, tending to get wet when people are excited or nervous. This reaction …

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