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May 28, 2016

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May 28, 2016

Assistive Tech to Tackle Dementia Isolation

May 19, 2016 — Moblie and wearable technology used to support independent living for people with dementia could hold the key to cutting social ... read more

Designing Dementia Friendly Care Homes

May 16, 2016 — As the population ages and demography changes, the world is facing an unprecedented challenge of how to care for and support its older people. While the fact that people are living longer should be ... read more

Working Memory Is Better After a Barefoot Run

May 10, 2016 — Running barefoot is better than running with shoes for your working memory, according to a new study. The study is the first to show that running barefoot leads to better cognitive performance than ... read more

Gene Linked to Alzheimer's Disease Impairs Memory by Disrupting Brain's 'Playback System'

May 6, 2016 — Scientists have discovered how the major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes memory impairment. A specific type of brain activity important for memory replay is disrupted in mice ... read more

May 5, 2016 — A step has been taken toward the possibility of tuning the strength of memory by manipulating one of the brain's signaling memory mechanisms, a neurotransmitter called ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Context plays a big role in our memories, both good and bad. Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' on the car radio, for example, may remind you of your first love -- or your first ... read more

May 5, 2016 — An important mechanism has been identified with which memory switches from recall to memorization mode. The study may shed new light on the cellular causes of dementia, say ... read more

Origin of Synaptic Pruning Process Linked to Learning, Autism and Schizophrenia Identified

May 2, 2016 — Researchers have identified a brain receptor that appears to initiate adolescent synaptic pruning, a process believed necessary for learning, but one that appears to go awry in both autism and ... read more

Chances Are You Don’t Remember What You Just Retweeted

Apr. 29, 2016 — Research finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a 'cognitive overload' that interferes with learning and retaining what you've just seen. Worse yet, that overload ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — A researcher who studies the most common genetic intellectual disability has used an experimental drug to reverse -- in mice -- damage from the mutation that causes the syndrome. The condition, ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Sleep deprivation is tied to an impairment of protein production in the hippocampus, a brain region thought to be central to memory, report researchers. By experimentally increasing the expression of ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — The hormone insulin - usually associated with diabetes -- is involved in the daily activity patterns and cognitive deficits in the fruitfly model of FXS. Results reveal a metabolic pathway that can ... read more

Bias in How We Learn and Make Decisions

Apr. 26, 2016 — Thinking about drawing to an inside straight or playing another longshot? Just remember that while human decision-making is biased by potential rewards, what we know about individual cues that help ... read more

Immuno-Psychiatry: When Your Body Makes Its Own 'Angel Dust'

Apr. 26, 2016 — A new study reports structural brain damage from an autoimmune encephalitis that impairs behavior in ways that are somewhat similar to the effects of "angel dust". The body sometimes makes ... read more

Brain Signals Between Seizures May Explain Memory Problems in Patients With Epilepsy

Apr. 25, 2016 — Brain cells in epileptic patients send signals that make 'empty memories,' perhaps explaining the learning problems faced by up to 40 percent of ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Researchers have found that drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance ... read more

Brain Study on Memory Delay Explains Visuomotor Mistakes

Apr. 20, 2016 — When doing a visual task, neural activity in the frontal cortex initially reflects the visual goal accurately but errors accumulate during a memory delay, and further escalate during the final ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — A team of scientists has created prototypes of 'electronic synapses' based on ultra-thin films of hafnium oxide. These prototypes could potentially be used in fundamentally new computing ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — A study highlighting the effectiveness of using positive memories and images to help generate positive emotions has been published by researchers. The work suggests that savouring positive memories ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — New research suggests a complex dance between actin filaments and aggregating proteins is key to the molecular machinery that forms and stores long-term ... read more

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