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May 6, 2015

Eight Nutrients to Protect the Aging Brain

Apr. 15, 2015 — Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle according to a 2014 AARP study. As people age they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased ... read more

Heavy Snoring, Sleep Apnea May Signal Earlier Memory and Thinking Decline

Apr. 15, 2015 — Heavy snoring and sleep apnea may be linked to memory and thinking decline at an earlier age, according to a new study. The research also suggests that treating the disorders with a breathing machine ... read more

Disruption of Sleep in Children Could Hamper Memory Processes

Apr. 15, 2015 — Sleep-disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, according to a new study. The research found that disrupted sleep had an impact on different memory processes and how children ... read more

Study of Processing Speed Impact on Cognitive Training

Apr. 10, 2015 — Treatment with the modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT) may be affected by processing speed, researchers report. mSMT is a 10-session cognitive intervention protocol shown to improve new learning ... read more

Signal Variability, Cognitive Performance in the Aging Human Brain

Apr. 9, 2015 — As we age, the physical make up of our brains changes. This includes changes in neural processing in grey matter, but also in the deterioration of structural connections in the brain, which allow ... read more

Can Arts, Crafts and Computer Use Preserve Your Memory?

Apr. 8, 2015 — People who participate in arts and craft activities and who socialize in middle and old age may delay the development in very old age of the thinking and memory problems that often lead to dementia, ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — Just as some people seem built to run marathons and have an easier time going for miles without tiring, others are born with a knack for memorizing things, from times tables to trivia facts. These ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — New brain cells can be formed through deep brain stimulation, improving memory retention, researchers report. For decades, scientists have been finding ways to generate brain cells to boost memory ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — In work that reconciles two competing views of brain structures involved in memory and spatial perception, researchers have conducted experiments that suggest the hippocampus -- a small region in the ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — The ability to learn associations between events is critical for survival, but it has not been clear how different pieces of information stored in memory may be linked together by populations of ... read more

Visual Objects Are Represented by a Distributed Network in Human Brain

Apr. 2, 2015 — New research involves recording single-neuron activity in the brains of epilepsy patients who require electrodes implanted to monitor seizures. With the electrodes in place, processes such as ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — Scientists have visualized - for the first time - how the brain recombines memories of past events when these are complemented by new ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Memory and as well as connections between brain cells were restored in mice with a model of Alzheimer's given an experimental cancer drug, researchers report. "With this treatment, cells ... read more

Specific Neurotransmitter Receptor Supports Optimal Information Processing in the Brain

Mar. 30, 2015 — Researchers have been fascinated for a long time by learning and memory formation, and many questions are still open. Now neuroscientists have discovered a key building block for this complex ... read more

Mar. 27, 2015 — Of 85 UCLA undergraduate students, only one correctly recalled the Apple logo when asked to draw it on a blank sheet of paper, psychologists found. Fewer than half correctly identified the logo when ... read more

Mar. 27, 2015 — Although music perception and practice are well preserved in human evolution, the biological determinants of music practice are largely unknown. According to a latest study, music performance by ... read more

Immunotherapy Used to Reduce Memory Problems With Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 25, 2015 — A single dose of an immunotherapy reverses memory problems in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease, a new study concludes. "Our findings with this immunotherapy study indicate a link ... read more

Apple of the Mind's Eye: How Good Is Our Memory of Everyday Visual Stimuli?

Mar. 20, 2015 — In our world of branding and repetitive advertising, it is feasible that we dutifully soak up visuals and messages and store them accurately in our mind’s eye. New research tests this theory by ... read more

Neuropsychology: Power Naps Produce a Significant Improvement in Memory Performance

Mar. 20, 2015 — Psychologists have shown that a short nap lasting about an hour can significantly improve memory performance. The study involved examination of memory recall in 41 participants. The volunteers had to ... read more

Is It Dementia, or Just Normal Aging? New Tool May Help Triage

Mar. 18, 2015 — A new scoring system has been developed to help determine which elderly people may be at a higher risk of developing the memory and thinking problems that can lead to ... read more

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