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May 30, 2017

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May 3, 2017 — A new study adds more information about how physical activity impacts brain physiology and offers hope that it may be possible to reestablish some protective neuronal connections. Researchers ... read more

Rosemary Aroma Can Aid Children's Working Memory

May 2, 2017 — Exposure to the aroma of rosemary essential oil can significantly enhance working memory in ... read more

Repetition a Key Factor in Language Learning

May 2, 2017 — A new study has focused on language acquisition in the brain. Even short repetitive exposure to novel words induced a rapid neural response increase that is suggested to manifest memory-trace ... read more

Brain Tissue Structure Could Explain Link Between Fitness and Memory

May 1, 2017 — Studies have suggested a link between fitness and memory, but researchers have struggled to find the mechanism that links them. A new study found that the key may lie in the microstructure of the ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — Scientists have demonstrated that both the structure of the brain and several memory functions are linked to immune system ... read more

Low Levels of 'Memory Protein' Linked to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 25, 2017 — This discovery may lead to important research and may one day help experts develop new and better therapies for Alzheimer's and other forms of cognitive ... read more

Caudate Stimulation Enhances Human Associative Learning

Apr. 24, 2017 — Associative learning allows an individual to acquire an association between a sensory cue and an outcome resulting from a specific response. Associative learning plays a vital role in the ability to ... read more

Aerobic, Resistance Exercise Combo Can Boost Brain Power of Over 50s

Apr. 24, 2017 — A combination of aerobic and resistance exercises can significantly boost the brain power of the over 50s, finds the most comprehensive review of the available evidence to ... read more

Apr. 21, 2017 — Context can alter something as basic as our ability to estimate the weights of simple objects. As we learn to manipulate those objects, context can even tease out the interplay of two memory systems ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Electrical stimulation delivered when memory is predicted to fail can improve memory function in the human brain, a team of neuroscientists shows for the first time. That same stimulation generally ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — New clues to the wiring of the brain have now been uncovered by a team of researchers. They found that neurons in brain regions that store memory can form networks in the absence of synaptic ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Human umbilical cord blood can rejuvenate learning and memory in older mice, according to a new study. The findings could lead to new treatments for age-associated declines in mental ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — When we make a decision about whether or not to cooperate with someone, we usually base our decision on past experiences. However, when analyzing strategies for repeated dilemmas, modeling long-term ... read more

Think Brain Games Make You Smarter? Think Again, Researchers Say

Apr. 17, 2017 — Brain games marketed by the billion-dollar brain-training industry don't improve cognition or help prevent age-related brain decline, new research ... read more

Eyewitness Confidence Can Predict Accuracy of Identifications, Researchers Find

Apr. 11, 2017 — Many individuals have been falsely accused of a crime based, at least in part, on confident eyewitness identifications, a fact that has bred distrust of eyewitness confidence in the US legal system. ... read more

Negative Sounds Emphasized in Burned-out Brains

Apr. 10, 2017 — Many people experience symptoms of burnout that include exhaustion, cynicism and reduced professional efficacy and often also difficulties in concentration and memory. The results of a new study ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Weakening communication between two parts of the brain in mice reduced their fear levels, report investigators. This research may one day help extinguish traumatic memories in humans -- for example, ... read more

How Learning in the Present Shapes Future Learning

Apr. 6, 2017 — Neurons in the prefrontal cortex “teach” neurons in the hippocampus to “learn” rules that distinguish memory-based predictions in otherwise identical situations, suggesting that learning in ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — A study of neural circuits that underlie memory consolidation reveals memories are formed simultaneously in the hippocampus and long-term storage location of brain's cortex, with long-term ... read more

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

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