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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new study is the first to confirm that animals possess multiple 'working memory' systems, or the ability to remember more information across two categories versus a single category. The ... read more

Remembering to the Future: Researchers Shed New Light on How Our Memories Guide Attention

Jan. 14, 2016 — A team of researchers has discovered that differences in the types of memories we have influence the nature of our future encounters. Their findings show how distinct parts of the brain, underlying ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Researchers may have found a new way information is communicated throughout the brain. Their discovery could lead to identifying possible new targets to investigate brain waves associated with memory ... read more

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease

Jan. 14, 2016 — An aging specialist discusses 10 main signs of Alzheimer's disease and the importance of obtaining an early diagnosis. More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer's ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Neuroscientists have discovered how the brain compresses memories of say, a trip to the grocery store or an entire episode of a TV show, into just a few seconds. This compression also works forward ... read more

Long-Term Benefits of Improving Your Toddler's Memory Skills

Jan. 12, 2016 — Preschoolers who score lower on a memory task are likely to score higher on a dropout risk scale at the age of 12, new research shows. In a new article, the authors offer suggestions for how parents ... read more

In Defense of Pathogenic Proteins

Jan. 8, 2016 — Protein deposits in cells, such as those associated with diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, can also be beneficial -- at least for yeast cells, as biochemists have discovered. The ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Researchers have identified a cellular circuit that helps the mouse brain to remember which environments are safe, and which are harmful. Their study also reveals what can happen when that circuitry ... read more

Loss of Cells in Brain's Memory Center Linked to Schizophrenia

Jan. 6, 2016 — Deficits in social memory -- a crucial yet poorly understood feature of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia -- may be due to a decrease in the number of a particular class of brain cells, ... read more

Remembering Past Events Might Take Place Quicker Than We Thought, Research Shows

Jan. 5, 2016 — Retrieving memories of events from our past may take place quicker than we previously thought -- and it is possible to interfere with that process -- report ... read more

'Spectre' Villain Fails Neuroanatomy in Latest Bond Film

Dec. 29, 2015 — James Bond's nemesis in the most recent film likely failed neuroanatomy, says a real-life neurosurgeon and scientist. Blofeld didn't quite know his brain anatomy and would've probably ... read more

Activity of Brain Proteins Associated With Memory Impairment in Alzheimer’s Identified

Dec. 25, 2015 — Researchers at a laboratory for research of molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying learning and memory found that “repairing” the activity led to an improvement in memory. A start-up they ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — Modern schedules can lead us to eat around the clock so it is important to understand how this could dull some of the functions of the brain. New research in mice shows that clocks in different ... read more

Mental Time Travel: An Exclusively Human Capacity?

Dec. 22, 2015 — Are humans the only ones who are able to remember events that they had experienced and mentally time travel not only into the past but also the future? Or do animals have the same capacity? To a ... read more

Confidence Counts: Accuracy of Eyewitness IDs Increases With Degree of Certainty

Dec. 21, 2015 — Field study of police lineups suggests courts must pay attention to initial witness confidence ratings and police departments should continue using traditional, simultaneous ... read more

Protein That Boosts Memory Identified

Dec. 21, 2015 — Research findings of a group of neurobiologists could lead to new treatment approaches for anxiety disorders, a new report says. Mouse experiments showed that the Dnmt3a2 protein can boost memory ... read more

Brain’s GPS Depends on Visual Landmarks to Triangulate Location, Researchers Find

Dec. 17, 2015 — Researchers have found that space-mapping neurons -- the GPS system in the brain -- have a strong dependence on what is being looked at when triangulating location, a finding that resolves a ... read more

New Insights Into Molecular Basis of Memory

Dec. 17, 2015 — Scientists have shed new light on the molecular basis of memory. Their study confirms that the formation of memories is accompanied by an altered activity of specific genes. In addition, they found ... read more

Gerontologist Offers Suggestions for Families Coping With Dementia

Dec. 17, 2015 — A gerontologist offers tips on coping during the holidays with a family member who has dementia. It is important that families communicate with one another ahead of time and inform each other, ... read more

Tie Between Estrogen, Memory Explored by Researchers

Dec. 15, 2015 — A new study narrows down where and how estrogens affect the brain may help in understanding how the hormones affect cognition and memory in women. The team found that adding the hormone to female ... read more

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