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Wikipedia Articles on Plane Crashes Show What We Remember -- Or Forget

Apr. 6, 2017 — Disastrous current events trigger collective memory of certain past events, a new study of nearly 1,500 Wikipedia articles on airplane crashes and other incidents reports. The results, which provide ... read more

Experimental Small Molecule Shows Potential in Preventing Meth Relapse

Mar. 31, 2017 — The reason methamphetamine users find it so hard to quit -- 88 percent of them relapse, even after rehab -- is that meth takes advantage of the brain's natural learning process, say ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — The part of the brain that creates mental maps of one's environment plays a much broader role in memory and learning than was previously thought, according to new ... read more

Psychological Interventions to Cut Traumatic Memories: Tetris or Candy Crush?

Mar. 28, 2017 — The popular building-block computer game Tetris might be more than an idle pastime that keeps you glued to a screen. Playing it shortly after experiencing a traumatic event seems to block some of the ... read more

Protein That Regulates Brain Cell Connections Could Be New Target for Treating Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 27, 2017 — In experiments with a protein called Ephexin5 that appears to be elevated in the brain cells of Alzheimer's disease patients and mouse models of the disease, researchers say removing it prevents ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives -- without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New ... read more

Identifying Genes Key to Human Memory: Insights from Genetics and Cognitive Neuroscience

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have identified more than 100 genes important for memory in people. The study is among the first to identify correlations between gene data and brain activity during memory processing, ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that responds to rewarding events. Scientists have long believed that the central amygdala, a structure located deep within the brain, is linked with ... read more

Alzheimer's Disease Linked to the Metabolism of Unsaturated Fats

Mar. 22, 2017 — A new study has found that the metabolism of omega-3 and omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids in the brain are associated with the progression of Alzheimer's ... read more

Research Reveals How Family History Can Affect Your Memory of Hangovers

Mar. 20, 2017 — People with a family history of alcoholism are already known to be at a greater risk of developing a drinking problem, but new research has found they are also more likely to hold onto the painful ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — Scientists have uncovered a method for improving short-term working memory, by stimulating the brain with electricity to synchronize brain ... read more

Media Multitasking Linked to Distractibility Among Youth

Mar. 13, 2017 — Researchers have studied the patterns of activity in cortical networks related to attention and working memory, as well as investigating associations between performance in working memory and ... read more

Scientists Win Memprize Competition With Best Vocabulary Learning Method

Mar. 12, 2017 — Language learning app Memrise has announced the winner of its first Memprize: a competition to find the world's most efficient vocabulary learning ... read more

Protein Called GRASP1 Is Needed to Strengthen Brain Circuits

Mar. 9, 2017 — Learning and memory depend on cells' ability to strengthen and weaken circuits in the brain. Now, researchers report that a protein involved in recycling other cell proteins plays an important ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Scientists are working to understand how molecules send messages throughout the neuron, constantly working to develop high-resolution imaging techniques to visualize the activity and location of the ... read more

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt? Study Reveals How Eyewitness Testimonies Go Wrong

Mar. 9, 2017 — Eyewitnesses testimonies are extremely compelling forms of evidence. But, it's not foolproof -- just ask the 242 people mistakenly identified by eyewitnesses who served years in prison for ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — The ability to perform astonishing feats of memory, such as remembering lists of several dozen words, can be learned, researchers report. After 40 days using a strategic memory improvement technique, ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Gentle sound stimulation -- such as the rush of a waterfall -- synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and tripled their ability to recall words, ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — Drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older people, according to new ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — Insects have a spatial orientation memory that helps them remember the location of their destination if they are briefly deflected from their route. Researchers have examined how this working memory ... read more

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