Category: Health

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…

Cognitive Science, Health

What’s in a Word? (More Than You Might Think…) 

Cognitive meets computer in a scientific merger that’s reshaping how cognitive science researchers approach Alzheimer’s disease. Thanks to Artificial Intelligence (AI) developed by IBM and Pfizer, researchers may be able to detect crucial warning signs of the neurological disorder — earlier.  To say the realm…

Cognitive Science, Health

Effects of Video Games on Cognitive Function 

This week, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya released a study on how playing video games affects cognitive function and development. The results may not be what you’d expect… Cognitive Science Researcher, Dr. Ileana Berman shares the story: As it turns out, playing video games is…

Cognitive Science, Health

High Blood Pressure Linked to Cognitive Decline 

A recent study on high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes has established an interesting correlation between cognitive function and the aforementioned conditions. Cognitive Science Researcher, Dr. Ileana Berman shares her thoughts on this new information: The effects of high blood pressure and diabetes on…

Cognitive Science, Health

Cognitive Science & Distance Learning 

Cognitive Science Researchers, like Dr. Ileana Berman, are questioning the effectiveness of distance learning. As the COVID-19 pandemic presses on, this approach to education is anticipated to be the norm… at least for now. But is learning on a computer as cognitively effective as learning…

Cognitive Science, Health

Flu Vaccines & Alzheimer’s Risk 

Can keeping up to date with your flu and pneumonia shots lower your risk of increased cognitive delay? Could vaccines even minimize your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease? Cognitive Science Researcher, Dr. Ileana Berman discusses a recent study on the matter: After analyzing a dataset…