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Adults Show Poorer Cognition, Better Well-Being with Age

September 16, 2022

A UC San Diego study identifies neural mechanisms contributing to poorer cognition in aging adults; results may inspire new clinical interventions

Team Assembled by UC San Diego’s Makeig Wins $300K Award for Music-and-Science Initiative

December 10, 2014

Scott Makeig, research scientist and director of the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience at the Institute for Neural Computation of UC San Diego, has brought together a research group from four UC campuses who have won a $300,000 President’s Research Catalyst Award, one of five such awards across the UC…

Brain Function Boosted by Daily Physical Activity in Middle-Aged, Older Adults

January 31, 2022

Remote UC San Diego School of Medicine study finds brain function boosted by daily exercise in middle-aged and older adults.

Brain Powered: Increased Physical Activity Among Breast Cancer Survivors Boosts Cognition

September 19, 2017

…survivors experience problems with cognitive difficulties following treatments, perhaps lasting years. Currently, few science-based options are available to help. University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report in a pilot study of 87 female breast cancer survivors that an increase in physical activity more than doubled the women’s…

Art Exhibit Explores Distributed Consciousness at the UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute 

January 12, 2024

An art exhibit exploring AI and non-human consciousness opens with the UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute Thursday, January 25 in Atkinson Hall.

HDSI Appoints Bradley Voytek to Faculty Fellowship

October 30, 2018

…of Bradley Voytek, a Cognitive Science associate professor with a strong following in science-related social media, as a Faculty Fellow of the pioneering institute. Voytek works with students in Cognitive Science, Neuroscience and Data Science, and is a leader of the neuroscience graduate program as well as the HDSI undergraduate…

Hearing Loss and High Blood Sugar Linked to Poorer Learning and Memory among Older Latinos

December 17, 2020

Researchers report that hearing loss and high blood sugar are associated with poor cognitive performance among middle-aged and older Latinos.

Obesity and Cardiovascular Factors Combine to Cause Cognitive Decline in Latinos

July 28, 2021

Obesity is a major public health issue among Latinos, and a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. But in a new study, researchers at UC San Diego report that cardiometabolic abnormalities, such as hypertension, are more strongly associated with cognitive decline than obesity alone.

Dog Jealousy: Study Suggests Primordial Origins for the ‘Green-Eyed Monster’

July 23, 2014

…have been arguing for years whether jealousy requires complex cognition. And some scientists have even said that jealousy is an entirely social construct – not seen in all human cultures and not fundamental or hard-wired in the same ways that fear and anger are.

Don’t Count on Your Chickens Counting

May 16, 2017

Arguing against the current conventional wisdom – that there is an evolved capacity for number and arithmetic that we share with other species – Rafael Nunez says numerical cognition is not biologically endowed.

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