Category: Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science

Early Signs of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Obsessions 

Dr. Ileana Berman’s professional work has largely revolved around studying and researching cognitive science conditions, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Here, she shares early warning signs of OCD, particularly in children and young adults: OCD is marked primarily by obsessions and intrusive thoughts.  Because…

Cognitive Science, Health

Parkinson’s disease, eye test & cognitive decline 

As stated in Dr. Ileana Berman’s last blog post, researchers have uncovered clues to cognitive decline — in the eyes. Now, cognitive scientists are focusing more specifically on Parkinson’s-linked cognitive decline with the help of an eye test. Does Parkinson’s disease cause cognitive decline?  According…

Cognitive Science, Health

Cognitive clues in the eyes 

According to a study recently published by Joslin Diabetes Center, the eyes may be an early indicator of cognitive decline. Dr. Ileana Berman, Cognitive Science Researcher, discusses the subject: It is widely believed that individuals with diabetes are more likely to develop cognitive disorders than…

Cognitive Science, Health

Wine and cheese, please! 

They’ve said before ‘you are what you eat!’ But what if Dr. Ileana Berman told you that altering your diet could reduce future cognitive decline? According to a study conducted by Iowa State University and published in the November 2020 Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, this…

Cognitive Science, Stress

Read This Before You Cram For That Exam! 

Students know that cramming for an exam isn’t the most effective way to learn. But, a vicious cycle of procrastination intertwined with obligations outside of school often leads to cramming — even though we know it’s not effective, longterm! Dr. Ileana Berman discusses the concept:…

Cognitive Science, Health

LGB Community at Greater Risk of Dementia 

According to a cognitive research study recently released by Michigan State, members of the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual community are more likely to develop dementia in old age. Dr. Ileana Berman discusses the correlation: Although society has come a very long way, lesbian, gay and…