How arterial “stiffness” may impair cognition
Jan. 24, 2023—New findings from Vanderbilt neurologists suggest that cardiovascular disease may increase the spaces surrounding blood vessels in the brain and lead to cognitive decline.
Sleep experts: daylight saving time has long-term brain effects
Nov. 4, 2019—Sleep experts published a JAMA Neurology commentary in which they recap large epidemiological studies to advocate for ending the practice.
Brain network activity can improve in epilepsy patients after surgery
May. 16, 2019—Successful epilepsy surgery can improve brain connectivity like patterns seen in people without epilepsy, according to a new study.
Small vessel disease MRI marker linked to worse cognitive health in older adults
Mar. 21, 2019—Enlarged perivascular spaces, which are commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, have important associations with worse cognitive performance, particularly information processing speed and executive function, according to a new study that challenges historical consideration that perivascular spaces are a harmless imaging marker.
New way to stimulate learning?
Mar. 14, 2019—Vagus nerve stimulation could be beneficial for treating Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive impairment, Vanderbilt research findings suggest.
Cognition in rare hormonal disorder
Feb. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have conducted the first systematic evaluation of cognitive function in children with a rare genetic disorder.
‘Mind’s eye blink’ proves ‘paying attention’ is not just a figure of speech
Nov. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt psychologists have discovered that when you shift your attention from one place to another, your brain 'blinks'—or experiences momentary gaps in perception.
Dementia linked to diet
Feb. 7, 2017—Some memory deficits observed in Alzheimer’s disease may be due to co-morbid illnesses – not the disease itself – and may be reversed by lifestyle changes or pharmacologic interventions.
Cognitive changes in ‘standing’ syndrome
Jan. 13, 2015—Patients with orthostatic intolerance – problems when standing – have cognitive changes, even when seated, compared to healthy individuals.
Cancer drug enhances cognition
Dec. 16, 2013—The breast cancer drug tamoxifen improves cognitive performance in post-menopausal women.