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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

New Experimental System Sheds Light on How Memory Loss May Occur

June 30, 2016 — Spatial memory decays when the entorhinal cortex is not functioning properly, a new mouse model shows. The study, say the authors, provides new information about how dysfunction of this circuit may ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Dementia, accidents, or traumatic events can make us lose the memories formed before the injury or the onset of the disease. Researchers have now shown that some memories can also be erased when one ... read more

New Clues About the Aging Brain's Memory Functions

June 29, 2016 — Dopamine D2 receptor is linked to the long-term episodic memory, which function often reduces with age and due to dementia, report researchers. This new insight can contribute to the understanding of ... read more

June 28, 2016 — A single oral dose of methylene blue results in an increased MRI-based response in brain areas that control short-term memory and attention, according to a new study. Methylene blue was associated ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Researchers have engineered an artificial switch that could let scientists turn individual neurotransmitter receptors on and off. Shedding light on these receptors' role in memory formation ... read more

Eyewitnesses Who Collaborate Make Fewer Mistakes in Police Interview

June 24, 2016 — Witnesses correct each other's errors. Two recently published research studies show that witnesses make fewer errors when they are interviewed together than when they are interviewed separately. ... read more

June 23, 2016 — The reason why treadmill training can boost memory recall remains an active area of investigation. A couple of proteins have been shown to fuel exercise-induced neuron growth, but a new study ... read more

Scientists Identify New Switch to Boost Memory

June 22, 2016 — New insight into the process that converts experiences into stable long-term memories has been uncovered by neurobiologists. The research team discovered that chemical modifications that add methyl ... read more

How a Woman With Amnesia Defies Conventional Wisdom About Memory

June 22, 2016 — She no longer recognizes a Van Gogh, but can tell you how to prepare a watercolor palette. The sharp contrasts in an amnesia patient's memory profile suggest conventional wisdom about how the ... read more

Understanding How Chemical Changes in the Brain Affect Alzheimer's Disease

June 22, 2016 — A new study is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an increased risk of developing dementia ... read more

June 21, 2016 — In zebra finches, only males learn and sing songs, as this is the way they attract a mate. Therefore, learning a complex song to attract the lady zebra finches is crucial for reproduction. The ... read more

Taking Notes Boosts Memory of Jurors, New Study Finds

June 21, 2016 — Jurors who are allowed to take and review notes during court trials are less likely to forget critical evidence, a new study has found. This finding has important implications for justice, as jurors ... read more

Artificial Synapse Rivals Biological Ones in Energy Consumption

June 20, 2016 — Researchers have succeeded in fabricating an organic nanofiber electronic device that emulates not only the important working principles and energy consumption of biological synapses but also the ... read more

Paris Attacks: A Novel Research Program on Traumatic Memories

June 17, 2016 — How will the traumatic events of the terrorist attacks of 13 November 2015 evolve in people’s memories, whether collective or individual? How does individual memory feed on collective memory and ... read more

Impaired Decision-Making May Contribute to Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease

June 16, 2016 — People with Parkinson's disease have a form of impaired decision-making that may be a major contributor to the movement problems that characterize the disease. This finding suggests that the ... read more

June 16, 2016 — A new study suggests an intriguing strategy to boost memory for what you've just learned: hit the gym four hours later. The findings show that physical exercise after learning improves memory ... read more

June 15, 2016 — Combining a positive emotional component with a given stimulus promotes memory for future stimuli of the same type, report ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Older people struggle to remember important details because their brains can't resist the irrelevant 'stuff' they soak up subconsciously. As a result, they tend to be less confident in ... read more

Possible Missing Link Between Sleep and Improved Memory

June 14, 2016 — A team of sleep researchers has found that the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for control of bodily functions not consciously directed (such as breathing, heartbeat, and digestive ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Although brains -- even adult brains -- are far more malleable than we used to think, they are eventually subject to age-related illnesses, like dementia, and loss of cognitive function. Someday, ... read more

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