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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

Remember Where You're Going? How Scent Helps

Feb. 10, 2016 — In bloodhounds and neutrophils, getting the scent is not enough. Dogs and immune cells have to remember the chemoattractant they are pursuing, even when it momentarily fades out or threatens to ... read more

Long-Term Marijuana Use Associated With Worse Verbal Memory in Middle Age

Feb. 1, 2016 — Marijuana use over time was associated with remembering fewer words from a list but it did not appear to affect other areas of cognitive function in a study of men and women followed up over 25 ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Hearing loss, if left untreated, can lead to serious emotional and social consequences, reduced job performance and diminished quality of life. Untreated hearing loss also can interfere with ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Humans have the remarkable ability to integrate information from multiple memories and infer indirect relationships. How does our brain support this important function? Neuroscientists have now shown ... read more

Growth Factor in Brain Tied to Slower Mental Decline

Jan. 28, 2016 — Older people with higher amounts of a key protein in their brains also had slower decline in their memory and thinking abilities than people with lower amounts of protein from the gene called ... read more

Stress Inhibits Spatial Perception

Jan. 27, 2016 — Neuroscientists have investigated the effects of stress on the perception of scenes and faces. In a behavioral study, they compared the results of stressed participants with those of an unstressed ... read more

How Obesity Makes Memory Go Bad

Jan. 26, 2016 — Obesity is associated with epigenetic changes that dysregulate memory-associated genes, and a particular enzyme in brain neurons of the hippocampus appears to be a link between chronic obesity and ... read more

Key Mechanism Has Been Discovered Which Prevents Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Disease

Jan. 25, 2016 — Neurons communicate with one another by synaptic connections, where information is exchanged from one neuron to its neighbor. These connections are not static, but are continuously modulated in ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Correctly diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease remains a challenge for medical professionals. Now, a new study reveals a new clue to possible ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — The brain's memory capacity is in the petabyte range, as much as entire Web, new research indicates. The new work answers a longstanding question as to how the brain is so energy efficient and ... read more

Blackouts in the Brain: New Complex Systems Perspective on Alzheimer's Disease

Jan. 18, 2016 — Alzheimer’s disease relentlessly targets large-scale brain networks that support the formation of new memories. However, it remains a mystery as to why the disease selectively targets ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new study is the first to confirm that animals possess multiple 'working memory' systems, or the ability to remember more information across two categories versus a single category. The ... read more

Remembering to the Future: Researchers Shed New Light on How Our Memories Guide Attention

Jan. 14, 2016 — A team of researchers has discovered that differences in the types of memories we have influence the nature of our future encounters. Their findings show how distinct parts of the brain, underlying ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Researchers may have found a new way information is communicated throughout the brain. Their discovery could lead to identifying possible new targets to investigate brain waves associated with memory ... read more

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease

Jan. 14, 2016 — An aging specialist discusses 10 main signs of Alzheimer's disease and the importance of obtaining an early diagnosis. More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer's ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Neuroscientists have discovered how the brain compresses memories of say, a trip to the grocery store or an entire episode of a TV show, into just a few seconds. This compression also works forward ... read more

Dementia: New Insights Into Causes of Loss of Orientation

Jan. 12, 2016 — New research moves us a step closer to understanding the onset of dementia, and potentially to paving the way for future therapies. Two new studies shed light on how two parts of the brain's ... read more

Long-Term Benefits of Improving Your Toddler's Memory Skills

Jan. 12, 2016 — Preschoolers who score lower on a memory task are likely to score higher on a dropout risk scale at the age of 12, new research shows. In a new article, the authors offer suggestions for how parents ... read more

In Defense of Pathogenic Proteins

Jan. 8, 2016 — Protein deposits in cells, such as those associated with diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, can also be beneficial -- at least for yeast cells, as biochemists have discovered. The ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Researchers have identified a cellular circuit that helps the mouse brain to remember which environments are safe, and which are harmful. Their study also reveals what can happen when that circuitry ... read more

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