The Atlantic: Late-Stage Pandemic Is Messing With Your Brain

The Atlantic: Late-Stage Pandemic Is Messing With Your Brain. “This is the fog of late pandemic, and it is brutal. In the spring, we joked about the Before Times, but they were still within reach, easily accessible in our shorter-term memories. In the summer and fall, with restrictions loosening and temperatures rising, we were able to replicate some of what life used to be like, at least in an adulterated form: outdoor drinks, a day at the beach. But now, in the cold, dark, featureless middle of our pandemic winter, we can neither remember what life was like before nor imagine what it’ll be like after.”

MakeUseOf: How Smart Are You? 5 Free Online Cognitive Tests to Check How Well Your Brain Works

MakeUseOf: How Smart Are You? 5 Free Online Cognitive Tests to Check How Well Your Brain Works. “There are a ton of online IQ tests, but there is more to smarts than intelligence alone. Some of these tests are completely non-verbal. Others have been around since the 1930s and are still relevant. Some are used by the NFL, and some will even find your inherent biases. And they’re all free.”

EurekAlert: ADDF launches over 200 in-depth Cognitive Vitality Reports

EurekAlert: ADDF launches over 200 in-depth Cognitive Vitality Reports . “The scientific reports, written by [Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation] neuroscientists, expand the Cognitive Vitality platform by making public a collection of in-depth analyses of drugs, drugs-in-development, supplements, nutraceuticals, food/drink, non-pharmacologic interventions, and risk factors related to brain health.”

Washington Post: Study links restricting screen time for kids to higher mental performance

Washington Post: Study links restricting screen time for kids to higher mental performance. “Parents who possess the resolve to separate their children from their smartphones may be helping their kids’ brainpower, a new study suggests. Children who use smartphones and other devices in their free time for less than two hours a day performed better on cognitive tests assessing their thinking, language and memory, according to a study published Wednesday in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.”