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September 28, 2016

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September 28, 2016

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

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

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

Visual Nudge Can Disrupt Recall of What Things Look Like

Aug. 26, 2016 — Interfering with your vision makes it harder to describe what you know about the appearance of even common objects, according to ... read more

Scientists Shed New Light on the Role of Calcium in Learning, Memory

Aug. 26, 2016 — While calcium's importance for our bones and teeth is well known, its role in neurons -- in particular, its effects on processes such as learning and memory -- has been less well defined. A new ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Many people suffer from anxiety and fears, and a common treatment for these problems is exposure therapy. In a new study, researchers have shown how the effect of exposure therapy can be improved by ... read more

How Easy Is It to Spot a Lie?

Aug. 25, 2016 — 'Who broke Grandma's favorite vase?' As you listen to a chorus of 'I don't know' and 'Not me,' how will you determine the culprit? Conventional wisdom says, ... read more

Evidence of Changes to Children's Brain Rhythms Following 'Brain Training'

Aug. 23, 2016 — New research questions the strong claims that have been made about the benefits of 'brain training' -- enhanced mental skills, a boost to education, improved clinical outcomes and sharper ... read more

How Sleep Deprivation Harms Memory

Aug. 23, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a piece in the puzzle of how sleep deprivation negatively affects ... read more

Too Much Activity in Certain Areas of the Brain Is Bad for Memory and Attention

Aug. 23, 2016 — Researchers have found that faulty inhibitory neurotransmission and abnormally increased activity in the hippocampus impairs our memory and ... read more

The More We Know, the Easier We Are to Deceive

Aug. 25, 2016 — Knowing a lot about a subject means you are more likely to have false memories about ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — Getting some sleep in between study sessions may make it easier to recall what you studied and relearn what you've forgotten, even six months later, according to new ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — Our increasing reliance on the Internet and the ease of access to the vast resource available online is affecting our thought processes for problem solving, recall and learning. In a new article, ... read more

Diet and Exercise Can Reduce Protein Build-Ups Linked to Alzheimer's, Study Shows

Aug. 16, 2016 — A healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease, research ... read more

Exercise Can Tackle Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Aug. 12, 2016 — Aerobic exercise, such as treadmills and exercise bikes, in combination with their medication, can significantly help people coping with the long-term mental health condition schizophrenia, according ... read more

New Treatment Option for Alzheimer's Disease Possible, Say Researchers

Aug. 11, 2016 — A research project has shown that an experimental model of Alzheimer's disease can be successfully treated with a commonly used anti-inflammatory ... read more

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