Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicCognitive development

Topic: Cognitive development

Now sleeping longer than 6.5 hours a night associated with cognitive decline

More sleep isn’t always better, as one recent study found.

A mentally stimulating job could postpone the onset of dementia by 1.5 years, says report

Studies have also highlighted the importance of physical fitness in helping to fend off debilitating conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Swimming is better for the brain than any other activity. But scientists still don’t know why

Scientists are still trying to unravel how and why swimming regularly, in particular, improves memory, cognitive function, immune response, and mood.

Enroll your children for music lessons, that’s the best investment for them

Parents should not only put kids in music classes because it could help boost cognitive functions, but because it's also an activity that, even when very demanding, will provide joy.

Students’ performance in govt schools suffer if they are hungry: Study

Researchers conducted tests on students of Classes 5 and 7 in Delhi government schools to find the effect of mid-day meals on children’s learning outcomes.

UK study conducted in India finds children born into poverty have weaker brain activity

The study, conducted in UP on children aged four months to four years, finds a link between mother’s education and mental development.

On Camera

YourTurn

Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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