Effects of Oral Contraceptive Androgenicity on Visuospatial and Social-Emotional Cognition: A Prospective Observational Trial

Authors: Gurvich C, Hudaib AR, Kulkarni J.Gurvich C, Thomas N, Warren AM, Worsley R

Journal: Brain Sciences

Oral contraceptives (OCs) containing estrogen and progesterone analogues are widely used amongst reproductive-aged women, but their neurocognitive impact is poorly understood. Preliminary studies suggest that OCs improve verbal memory and that OCs with greater androgenic activity […]

Reaction Times, Learning, and Executive Functioning in Adults Born Preterm

Authors: Heinonen K, Hovi P, Järvelin MR, Kajantie E.Suikkanen J, Matinolli HM, Miettola S, Räikkönen K, Sipola M, Suikkanen J, Tikanmäki M, Vääräsmäki M

Journal: Pediatric Research

Background: This study examines cognitive functioning in adults born across the range of prematurity with appropriate or small for gestational age (SGA) birth weight compared with full-term controls. Methods: ESTER Preterm Birth Study participants without severe […]

Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on cognition and symptoms in Chinese patients with schizophrenia.

Authors: Davis JM, Faull R, Jiang J, Jin H, Li C, Md WL, Smith RC, Szabo V, Wang J, Wang Y

Journal: Psychiatry Research

There is preliminary evidence that transcranial direct current stimulation(tDCS) may improve symptoms and cognitive function in schizophrenia, but the generalizability of these results needs further investigation. We present a study of the effects of active vs. […]

Computerized neuropsychological assessment devices in multiple sclerosis: A systematic review.

Authors: Beier M, Benedict RH, Costello K, DeLuca J, Feinstein A, Goverover Y, Gudesblatt M, Jaworski M 3rd, Kalb R, Kostich L, LaRocca NG, Rodgers JD, Wojcik CM

Journal: Multiple sclerosis : Clinical and Laboratory Research

BACKGROUND: The proliferation of computerized neuropsychological assessment devices (CNADs) for screening and monitoring cognitive impairment is increasing exponentially. Previous reviews of computerized tests for multiple sclerosis (MS) were primarily qualitative and did not rigorously compare CNADs […]

Greater Circulating Copper Concentrations and Copper/Zinc Ratios are Associated with Lower Psychological Distress, But Not Cognitive Performance, in a Sample of Australian Older Adults.

Authors: Cardoso BR, Daly RM, Formica M, Gianoudis J, Mravunac M, Nowson CA, O'Connell SL, Roberts BR, Szymlek-Gay EA

Journal: Nutrients

Dyshomeostasis of copper and zinc is linked to neurodegeneration. This study investigated the relationship between circulating copper and zinc and copper/zinc ratios and cognitive function, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and neurotrophic factors in older Australian […]

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