With this, our second annual Editorial Cartoon contest, we are inviting students to channel their thoughts into images, with inspiration from Times cartoonists like Patrick Chappatte and Brian McFadden, and from last year’s many winners.
Harris A. Eyre, Bianca Acevedo, Hongyu Yang, Prabha Siddarth, Kathleen Van Dyk, Linda Ercoli, Amber M. Leaver, Natalie St. Cyr, Katherine Narr, Bernhard T. Baune, Dharma S. Khalsa, Helen Lavretsky
Changes in Neural Connectivity and Memory Following a Yoga Intervention for Older Adults: A Pilot Study
Abstract: Background: No study has explored the effect of yoga on cognitive decline and resting-state functional connectivity. Objectives: This study explored the relationship between performance on memory tests and resting-state functional connectivity before and after a yoga intervention versus active control for subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Methods: Participants (≥ 55 y) with MCI were randomized to receive a yoga intervention or active “gold-standard” control (i.e., memory enhancement training (MET)) for 12 weeks. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to map correlations between brain networks and memory performance changes over time. Default mode networks (DMN), language and superior parietal networks were chosen as networks of interest to analyze the association with changes in verbal and visuospatial memory performance. Results: Fourteen yoga and 11 MET participants completed the study. The yoga group demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in depression and visuospatial memory. We observed improved verbal memory performance correlated with increased connectivity between the DMN and frontal medial cortex, pregenual anterior cingulate cortex, right middle frontal cortex, posterior cingulate cortex, and left lateral occipital cortex. Improved verbal memory performance positively correlated with increased connectivity between the language processing network and the left inferior frontal gyrus. Improved visuospatial memory performance correlated inversely with connectivity between the superior parietal network and the medial parietal cortex. Conclusion: Yoga may be as effective as MET in improving functional connectivity in relation to verbal memory performance. These findings should be confirmed in larger prospective studies.
Helping people re-discover the curiosity they had when they were 6 years old; designing learning that uses that curiosity to change the world around us.
9 Ways to Think More Obliquely and Develop Your Ideas
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Credit John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Among those esteemed recipients was Anne Basting, a professor of theater at UW-Milwaukee. She is being honored for her work with aging people, particularly those with dementia and other cognitive impairments.
Basting founded an organization called TimeSlips, which uses storytelling techniques to engage people with cognitive loss by using their imagination.
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