Memory Loss

Memory Loss

Memory Training Builds Up Brain’s Gray Matter

In a study comparing the effects of memory training and yoga meditation in older adults, researchers found that a 12-week program of memory training could increase the volume of gray matter and reduce levels of a compound related to aging in the brains of those with mild cognitive impairment.

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Children born to older fathers have a higher risk of developing mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders. Now, a new study suggests that age-related genetic mutations accumulated in the fathers’ genomes are unlikely to explain much of this increased risk.

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