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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. 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. 18, 2016 — Study suggests that the same neural mechanism that interrupts body movement also interrupts cognition. The findings may give insights into Parkinson's disease. The brain circuitry implicated in ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — How long-term memory is formed is not well understood, and remains a central question of inquiry in neuroscience. Now researchers report they may have an answer to this ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Evidence of a compromised dopamine system has been found in heavy users of marijuana. Lower dopamine release was found in the striatum -- a region of the brain that is involved in working memory, ... read more

Memory May Aid Emotion Regulation, Particularly in Older Adults

Apr. 14, 2016 — In a study exploring the relationship between memory for specific past experiences and recovery from strong negative emotions, research psychologists report that episodic memory may be more important ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — While research has identified hundreds of genes required for normal memory formation, genes that suppress memory are of special interest because they offer insights into how the brain prioritizes and ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — You walk into a room and suddenly your brain goes fuzzy with an overwhelming wave of familiarity--although this is a totally new experience. Like something out of a sci-fi plot, it almost seems as if ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A group of researchers succeeded in reproduction of the same phenomenon as memory consolidation by using organotypic slice cultures of the cerebral cortex and revealed that stress interfered with ... read more

Imagery an Effective Way to Enhance Memory, Reduce False Memories, Study Finds

Apr. 11, 2016 — Using imagery is an effective way to improve memory and decrease certain types of false memories, according to ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — Chemists have designed a set of molecules that promote microscopic, anatomical changes in neurons associated with the formation and retention of memories. These drug candidates also prevent ... read more

For Young People With Schizophrenia, Physical and Mental Exercises Offer Hope

Apr. 6, 2016 — Researchers have found a promising way to tackle the cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia. When combined with antipsychotic medication, a rigorous regime of mental and physical exercise ... read more

Neuroscientists Working to Test Brain Training Claims

Apr. 5, 2016 — The draw is huge: Play video games and get smarter. For the past decade, various groups have claimed that their programs do everything from staving off neurodegenerative disease to enhancing ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — A pattern of brain activity that may be a sign of memory problems in people with schizophrenia has been identified by researchers. The biomarker, which the researchers believe may be the first of its ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — The first study to use eye-tracker technology to monitor eye movement of children with autism spectrum disorder during an interactive conversation shows that children with the developmental ... read more

Scientists Discover a Missing Link Between Tau and Memory Loss

Mar. 31, 2016 — Scientists have long known that the protein tau is involved in dementia, but until recently, they did not understand how it hindered cognitive function. In a new study, researchers reveal how tau ... read more

Brain Study Reveals How Long-Term Memories Are Erased

Mar. 31, 2016 — Vital clues about how the brain erases long term memories have now been ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — A new study indicates that the thought processes of political conservatives gives greater weight to negative information. Conservatives are significantly more likely to remember images that evoke ... read more

Rat Study Reveals Long-Term Effects of Adolescent Amphetamine Abuse on the Brain

Mar. 30, 2016 — A study of rats given regular, high doses of amphetamine finds that those exposed to the drug at an age corresponding to human adolescence experience long-term changes in brain function that persist ... read more

Mar. 29, 2016 — Memory training with unpredictable components could be more effective in enhancing episodic memory than training with predictable elements, according to new ... read more

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