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Exercise, mindfulness training, or both do not improve cognitive performance in seniors
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Exercise, mindfulness training, or both do not improve cognitive performance in seniors

Older adults work with exercise trainers as part of a study to see whether exercise, mindfulness training, or both might improve cognitive performance in seniors. A new study did not show such improvements, though the researchers are continuing to explore whether there may be some cognitive effects over a longer time period. A large study that focused on whether exercise and mindfulness training could boost cognitive function in older adults found no such improvement following either intervention. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California, San Diego, studied the cognitive effects of exercise, mindfulness training or both for up to 18 months in older adults who reported age-related changes in memory but had not be...
Factbox-What Does Elon Musk’s Brain Chip Company Neuralink Do?
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Factbox-What Does Elon Musk’s Brain Chip Company Neuralink Do?

(Reuters) - Neuralink, the Elon Musk company that Reuters reported on Monday is the target of a federal investigation over its animal trial program, has been trying to develop a brain chip that would enable the paralyzed to walk and the blind to see.Here is more on what Neuralink does.WHAT IS NEURALINK DEVELOPING?Founded in 2016 by Musk and a group of engineers, Neuralink is building a brain chip interface that can be implanted within the skull, which it says could eventually help disabled patients to move and communicate again, and also restore vision.Neuralink's device has a chip that processes and transmits neural signals that could be transmitted to devices like a computer or a phone.The company hopes that a person would potentially be able to control a mouse, keyboard or other comp...