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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Jan. 24, 2017 — How does heightened attention improve our mental capacity? This is the question tackled by new research, which reveals a chemical signal released across the brain in response to attention demanding ... read more

Dyslexia Linked to Shorter Memory Trace of Previous Stimuli

Jan. 24, 2017 — Researchers have provided new insight into the brain mechanisms underlying a condition that causes reading and writing ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — A new preclinical study shows that vagus nerve stimulation therapy might have the potential to help people overcome drug addiction by helping them learn new behaviors to replace those associated with ... read more

Meditation and Music May Help Reverse Early Memory Loss in Adults at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Jan. 21, 2017 — In a recent study of adults with early memory loss, scientists found that practice of a simple meditation or music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with preclinical ... read more

Women's Cognitive Decline Begins Earlier Than Previously Believed

Jan. 20, 2017 — Mental sharpness in women begins to decline as early as their 50s. Cognitive processing speed, which includes speed of perception and reaction, showed an average decline of around 1 percent every two ... read more

Computer-Based Cognitive Training Program May Help Patients With Severe Tinnitus

Jan. 19, 2017 — Researchers evaluated the effect of a cognitive training program on tinnitus, and report positive ... read more

Jan. 19, 2017 — For the first time, scientists have found that non-invasive brain stimulation can be used like a scalpel to affect a specific improvement in precise memory. Precise memory, rather than general ... read more

Study Identifies Molecular Signal for Maintaining Adult Neuron

Jan. 18, 2017 — Research in mice points to better understanding of how the structure of nerve cells in the adult hippocampus may deteriorate, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders, ... read more

Genetic Discovery Provides New Insight Into Cognitive Disorders

Jan. 17, 2017 — An international team of scientists has unlocked some of the genes responsible for cognitive ability.The findings bring scientists a step closer to developing new -- and potentially better -- ... read more

Want to Ace an Exam? Tell a Friend What You Learned

Jan. 17, 2017 — Students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a ... read more

Older, Fitter Adults Experience Greater Brain Activity While Learning

Jan. 13, 2017 — Older adults who experience good cardiac fitness may be also keeping their brains in good shape as well. In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, older adults who scored high on ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Until now, the hippocampus was considered the most important brain region for forming and recalling memory, with other regions only contributing as subordinates. But a new study finds that a brain ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Researchers have pinpointed a brain region monkeys use to evaluate their ability to recall memories. To date, this metamemory process, which requires a higher level of self-reflection about our own ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Unlike mammals, amphibians who rest up during the winter do not forget the memories they made beforehand -- this is the surprising discovery of new scientific ... read more

Misinformation May Improve Event Recall, Study Finds

Jan. 12, 2017 — Research on eyewitness testimony has shown that false details put forth during an interrogation can lead some people to develop vivid memories of events that never happened. While this “false ... read more

New Guideline on How to Map Brain Prior to Epilepsy Surgery

Jan. 11, 2017 — Before epilepsy surgery, doctors may consider using brain imaging to locate language and memory functions in the brain instead of the more invasive procedure that is commonly used, according to a ... read more

Remembering Where to Get High

Jan. 11, 2017 — Addiction-related memories are exceptionally strong and stable, suggesting that addictive drugs remodel the brain’s circuitry in a prominent and lasting way. In the past decade, researchers have ... read more

Our Senses Can't Learn Under Stress

Jan. 11, 2017 — Stress is part of our everyday lives. While some thrive on it, it makes others sick. But what does stress do to our ... read more

New Molecular Discovery May Help Identify Drug Therapies to Prevent Dementia

Jan. 10, 2017 — Scientists have discovered a molecular pathway in the brain that may help provide answers to long-term memory problems in the elderly and aid researchers in identifying drug-based therapies to ... read more

Older Adults With Obesity Less Responsive to Memory Training Than Those With Lower BMIs

Jan. 10, 2017 — In first study to compare results of cognitive training by BMI category, scientists found that memory training provided only one-third the benefit to older adults with obesity than benefit it ... read more

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