Tag Archives: Cognition

Meditation, Cognition, and Cancer Therapies

Cognitive impairment is often related with cancer, and may limit the quality of life in cancer patients and survivors. Abnormal neurologic structure and function have been reported in cancer patients. Researchers at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center studied … Continue reading

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Systems Biology and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases (NDs) are complex disorders that affect more than 40 million people globally (Wood et al., 2015). The multifaceted variations in the pathophysiology of the diseases make it difficult for effective therapy or prevention of the disease progression. More … Continue reading

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The Effects of Artificial Morning Light on Cognition

Chronic sleep restriction (SR) has detrimental influences on cognitive functions. Although such effects can be reduced by light exposure, it is necessary to find out if naturalistic light conditions such as dawn simulating light can promote daytime cognitive functions continuously … Continue reading

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Mind-Body Medicine for Cognitive Decline

Peri- and post-menopausal women often have both mental and physical health problems, including sleep complaints, hot flashes, and depression. These problems may also cause the impairment of cognition and lead to cognitive decline (Sliwinski et al., 2014). The decrease in … Continue reading

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Behavioral Problems in Cancer Patients and Survivors: Factors in Psychoneuroimmunology

Behavioral symptoms are commonly seen in cancer patients and survivors. For example, in breast cancer patients, such symptoms include depression, cognitive impairment, sleep disorders, and fatigue (Bower, 2008). These symptoms have adverse effects on the treatment results of cancers. They … Continue reading

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Neuroinformatics: An Introduction

Neuroinformatics: An Introduction The challenges in neuroinformatics   Challenges in making neuroinformatics databases and tools (Morse, 2008) The variety in spatial scales Various data types Traditional bioinformatics concentrates on Genomic and proteomic data Sequences (DNA, RNA, and protein molecules) Development … Continue reading

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Lifespan Development: Concepts, Stages, and Features

Lifespan Development: Concepts, Stages, and Features   Areas Theories/Concepts/Stages Features/Stages Explanations/Sub-Stages Associated Concepts/Features/Problems Developmental psychology Cognition Reasoning, thought     Psychosocial Personality, behavior in social environments     Critical periods Prenatal     Developmental milestones     Sensitive/optimal periods Gains … Continue reading

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Concepts of Cognition, Thinking, Language, and Intelligence

Concepts of Cognition, Thinking, Language, and Intelligence   Concepts Contents Related Concepts Cognition Understanding   Interpreting Organizing Remembering Problem solving Decision making Creating Mental representations Symbols   Language Concepts Images Observational learning Cognitive map   Concepts Natural concepts Fuzzy concepts … Continue reading

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