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July 4, 2015

Stronger Working Memory, Reduced Sexual Risk-Taking in Adolescents

June 17, 2015 — A study of adolescents has found that individual differences in working memory, a function of the brain that helps us make decisions, can predict early sexual risk-taking. The findings suggest ... read more

Neuroscience and Psychology Paint More Complete Picture of Sleep and Memory

June 11, 2015 — A new study integrates neuroscience and psychological research to reveal how sleep suppresses certain nerve cell activity that promotes forgetting, insuring that at least some memories will ... read more

First Signs That Drug Used to Treat ADHD May Improve Cognitive Difficulties for Menopausal Women

June 11, 2015 — According to a new study, women experiencing difficulty with time management, attention, organization, memory, and problem solving -- often referred to as executive functions -- related to menopause ... read more

Keeping Mind, Body Active May Not Protect Against Underlying Signs of Alzheimer's

June 10, 2015 — While participating in physical activities such as bike riding, dancing, walking and gardening and mentally stimulating activities such as crosswords and reading may reduce the risk of ... read more

fMRI Memory Detectors Can Be Easily Fooled, Scientists Show

June 9, 2015 — Real-time brain scans coupled with a machine-learning algorithm can reveal whether a person has memory of a particular subject. Now, scientists have shown that, with a little bit of concentration, ... read more

Been There? Done That? If You Are Sure, Thank Your 'Memory Cells'

June 9, 2015 — The witness on the stand says he saw the accused at the scene of the crime. Is he sure? How sure? The jury’s verdict could hinge on that level of certainty. Many decisions we make every day are ... read more

Study Examines Association Between Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs, Memory Impairment

June 8, 2015 — Both statin and nonstatin cholesterol-lowering drugs were associated with memory loss in the first 30 days after patients started taking the medications when compared with nonusers, but researchers ... read more

Memory Loss Among the Elderly Is Lower Than What Was Originally Thought

June 5, 2015 — The capacity to recall specific facts deteriorates with age, but other types of memory do not, new research suggests. Elderly people remember fewer specific details than younger people and, in ... read more

June 4, 2015 — The process that allows brains to learn also leads to degeneration with age, researchers have discovered. The finding could ultimately help researchers develop new approaches to preventing cognitive ... read more

June 4, 2015 — After a concussion, a person can be left with disturbed sleep, memory deficits and other cognitive problems for years, but a new study suggests that despite these abnormalities, sleep still helps ... read more

Fond Memories Make Fragrances a Favorite

June 3, 2015 — When the scent of a fragrant product triggers a fond memory that a customer holds, it is more likely to be a hit, research shows. Its results indicate how a product's scent often evokes personal ... read more

Long-Term Memory Formation

June 3, 2015 — A team of neuroscientists has determined how a pair of growth factor molecules contributes to long-term memory formation. In their study, the researchers examined GFs in Aplysia californica, the ... read more

Hippocampus: In Search of Memory Storage

June 3, 2015 — The hippocampus plays a crucial role in memory formation. However, it is not yet fully understood in what way that brain structure's individual regions are involved in the formation of memories. ... read more

June 2, 2015 — Though people can distinguish among millions of colors, we have trouble remembering specific shades because our brains tend to store what we've seen as one of just a few basic ... read more

June 1, 2015 — Sleep may be a missing piece of the Alzheimer's puzzle. The toxic protein that is the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease blocks the deepest stages of sleep, resulting in memory decline, ... read more

Weakening Memories of Crime Through Deliberate Suppression

June 1, 2015 — There are some bad memories -- whether of a crime or a painful life event -- that we'd rather not recall. New research shows that people can successfully inhibit some incriminating memories, ... read more

Research Solves Mystery of Memory and Mood

May 31, 2015 — Researchers have identified two types of stem cells in the hippocampus, a region of the brain crucial for learning and ... read more

Alzheimer's Culprit Causes Memory Loss Even Before Brain Degeneration

May 29, 2015 — A brain protein believed to be a key component in the progress of dementia can cause memory loss in healthy brains even before physical signs of degeneration appear, according to new ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Can we learn to rid ourselves of our implicit biases regarding race and gender? A new study indicates that sleep may hold an important key to success in such efforts. Building on prior research, ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Researchers have found that memories that have been 'lost' as a result of amnesia can be recalled by activating brain cells with light. They reactivated memories that could not otherwise be ... read more

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