JNeurosci Highlights From the September 14 Issue

Check out these newsworthy studies from the September 14, 2016, issue of JNeurosci. Media interested in obtaining the full text of the studies should contact media@sfn.org. Super Agers Have Youthful Brains, Better Memory Cognitive skills and memory typically decline with age, but some people seem to age better than others, earning the moniker “super agers” because they perform equally well as middle-aged adults on cognitive tasks. In a new study, researchers find super agers don’t show the typical brain atrophy associated with aging and have both memory ability and brain anatomy resembling that of young adults aged 18 to 32. Corresponding author: Bradford Dickerson, bradd@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu Ritalin Alters Brain Network Connections to Enhance Attention People who can sustain their attention and focus for long periods of time and those who are…


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