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October 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016

Sep. 21, 2016 — New research shows tha estrogen and progesterone cause the brain to favor one memory system or strategy over ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — A new study shows that when you finish your spouse's sentences or answer a fill-in-the-blank question, you're engaging the brain's relay station for memories, an area that until now ... read more

Studying: Is It Bad for Your Health to Pull an All-Nighter?

Sep. 19, 2016 — A late night at the library, copious amounts of energy drinks or coffee and class notes from the last month; surely you’ll be able to ace the exam if you just spend the next 24 hours focused on the ... read more

I in Eye Contact

Sep. 19, 2016 — Eye contact is a powerful social signal. Another person’s direct gaze not only increases physiological arousal, but it has, in fact, several different types of effects on cognition and behavior. ... read more

Math Difficulties May Reflect Problems in a Crucial Learning System in the Brain

Sep. 15, 2016 — Children differ substantially in their mathematical abilities. In fact, some children cannot routinely add or subtract, even after extensive schooling. This new paper proposes that math disability ... read more

How 'Super Aging' Older Adults Retain Youthful Memory Abilities

Sep. 13, 2016 — Some loss of memory is often considered an inevitable part of aging, but new research reveals how some people appear to escape that ... read more

Memory Loss Not Enough to Diagnose Alzheimer's

Sep. 13, 2016 — Relying on clinical symptoms of memory loss to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease may miss other forms of dementia caused by Alzheimer’s that don’t initially affect memory, reports a new ... read more

Group Work Can Harm Memory

Sep. 13, 2016 — Collaborating in a group to remember information is harmful, new research suggests. The research statistically analysed 64 earlier collaborative remembering studies and found that groups recall less ... read more

Sharing Stories Synchronizes Group Memories

Sep. 8, 2016 — People synchronize what they remember and what they forget after sharing memories with one another, according to new research. The findings, have an applied scope: policymakers could use them to bust ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — Two brain regions that are involved in creating panoramic memories have now been identified by neuroscientists. These brain regions, known as the OPA and RSC, help us to merge fleeting views of our ... read more

Posting Personal Experiences on Social Media May Help You Remember Them in the Future

Sep. 7, 2016 — Posting personal experiences on social media makes those events much easier to recall, a new study -- the first to look at social media's effect on memory -- has ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — Imagine if playing a new video game or riding a rollercoaster could help you prepare for an exam or remember other critical information. A new study in mice shows this link may be ... read more

Human Spatial Memory Is Made Up of Numerous Individual Maps

Sep. 6, 2016 — Spatial memory is something we use and need in our everyday lives. Time for morning coffee? We head straight to the kitchen and know where to find the coffee machine and cups. To do this, we require ... read more

Personnel Selection, Training Could Mitigate the Effects of Cognitive Lock-Up Among Automation Operators

Sep. 2, 2016 — A correlation has been found between an operator’s working memory and ability to sustain attention and a phenomenon known as cognitive lock-up, when an individual focuses longer on an initial ... read more

Sleeping Brain's Complex Activity Mimicked by Simple Model

Sep. 1, 2016 — Researchers have built and tested a new mathematical model that successfully reproduces complex brain activity during deep sleep, according to a new ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Buried deep underneath the folds of the cerebral cortex, neural stem cells in the hippocampus continue to generate new neurons, inciting a struggle between new and old as the new attempts to gain a ... read more

Major Step Towards Alzheimer's Blood Test

Aug. 31, 2016 — A research team has made a significant step towards the development of a simple blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The group studied blood from 292 individuals with the ... read more

Caffeine and Its Analogues Counteract Memory Deficits by Normalizing Stress Responses in the Brain

Aug. 30, 2016 — A new study describes the mechanism by which caffeine counteracts age-related cognitive deficits in animals. The study shows that the abnormal expression of a particular receptor -- adenosine A2A, a ... read more

Alzheimer's: Nicotinic Receptors as a New Therapeutic Target

Aug. 29, 2016 — Studies have indicated that nicotine may be beneficial for memory function. Scientists are set out to shed further light on the properties attributed to nicotine by determining the precise structure ... read more

Ode to Recall: To Remember Events in Order, We Rely on the Brain's 'Symphony'

Aug. 29, 2016 — To remember events in the order they occur, the brain's neurons function in a coordinated way that is akin to a symphony, a team of scientists has found. Their findings offer new insights into ... read more

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