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Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers hope quick turnaround doesn't hinder QB

Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers hope quick turnaround doesn't hinder QB

Sports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Significant strides have been made in the past two games for quarterback Cam Newton, who has had regular practice repetitions and parlayed that into huge outings against New England and Detroit. Now comes the next part of the recovery from offseason shoulder surgery. While the Carolina Panthers went light on Newton's workload in the preseason and during the first few weeks of the season, there's no reprieve going into Thursday night's home game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Newton will be throwing on short rest. "I have to trust the coaches and trust the process when it comes to my arm, knowing that certain throws (are tough)," Newton said. Yet, for the most part, Newton said it's clear to him that limitations have been lifted in terms of the passing attack. "The stre...
Commercial brain training doesn't improve decision making or cognitive function

Commercial brain training doesn't improve decision making or cognitive function

Science
July 11 (UPI) -- Commercial brain training doesn't boost decision making or cognitive function, new research shows.A new study found people who use commercial brain training aids did get better at the training tasks themselves -- they showed "practice effects" -- but didn't benefit from a broader cognitive performance boost.Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania conducted the study to see whether brain training can help people curb impulsive behavior.An earlier study by Penn researchers showed engaging self-control brain circuits can help people refrain from smoking."Our motivation, was that there are enough hints in the literature that cognitive training deserved a real, rigorous, full-scale test," Dr. Joseph Kable, an associate professor of psychology, said in a news release. "Esp...