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Wearing hearing aid may help protect brain in later life
A new study has concluded that people who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function over time than those who do not. (2019-07-15)
REM sleep silences the siren of the brain
Something frightening or unpleasant does not go unnoticed. In our brain, the so-called limbic circuit of cells and connections immediately becomes active. (2019-07-11)
Impaired learning linked to family history of Alzheimer's
Adults with a first-degree relative with Alzheimer's disease perform more poorly on online paired-learning tasks than adults without such a family history, and this impairment appears to be exacerbated by having diabetes or a genetic variation in the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene linked to the disease. (2019-07-10)
Can computer use, crafts and games slow or prevent age-related memory loss?
A new study has found that mentally stimulating activities like using a computer, playing games, crafting and participating in social activities are linked to a lower risk or delay of age-related memory loss called mild cognitive impairment, and that the timing and number of these activities may also play a role. (2019-07-10)
'Hunger hormone' enhances memory
A team of neuroscience researchers at the University of Southern California have identified a surprising new role for the 'hunger hormone' ghrelin. (2019-07-09)
Insulin nasal spray may boost cognitive function in obese adolescents by improving connectivity
Researchers at the Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center and Department of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine are investigating whether insulin delivered directly to the brain by nasal inhalation can enhance communication between brain regions and improve cognition in adolescents with obesity and prediabetes. (2019-07-09)
Ignoring cues for alcohol and fast food is hard -- but is it out of our control?
A UNSW psychology experiment has shown why it can be so hard to direct our attention away from cues that might lead to behavior we'd like to avoid, like drinking alcohol and eating unhealthy food. (2019-07-08)
Researchers elucidate mechanism between exercise and improved motor learning
Researchers in Jinan University, China has identified a critical molecular pathway that underlies exercise-improved neural plasticity and cognitive functions. (2019-07-03)
A NEAT discovery about memory
UAB researchers say over expression of NEAT1, an noncoding RNA, appears to diminish the ability of older brains to form memories. (2019-07-02)
Skoltech scientists found a way to control the electrical characteristics of optical memory devices
A group of researchers from Skoltech, the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS, and N.D. (2019-06-28)
Dementia study links gene with damage to brain connections
Insights into how a gene that increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease disrupts brain cells have been revealed by scientists. (2019-06-27)
Snails show that variety is the key to success if you want to remember more
Neuroscientists at the University of Sussex have revealed the factors that impact on memory interference, showing that a change is as good as a rest when it comes to retaining more information. (2019-06-26)
Unexpected mechanism allows CaMKII to decode calcium signaling in the brain
A new study from researchers at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) has shed light on the unexpected mechanism that allows calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase, or CaMKII, to decode and translate calcium signaling in the brain. (2019-06-26)
How the brain helps us make good decisions -- and bad ones
A prevailing theory in neuroscience holds that people make decisions based on integrated global calculations that occur within the frontal cortex of the brain. (2019-06-25)
Study ties poor sleep to reduced memory performance in older adults
A new study has found that variability in night-to-night sleep time and reduced sleep quality adversely affect the ability of older adults to recall information about past events. (2019-06-24)
Discovery of a 'holy grail' with the invention of universal computer memory
A new type of computer memory to solve the digital technology energy crisis has been invented and patented by scientists. (2019-06-20)
Your nose knows when it comes to stronger memories
Memories are stronger when the original experiences are accompanied by unpleasant odors, a team of researchers has found. (2019-06-19)
Emerging device by the fusion of IGZO and ferroelectric-HfO2
Ferroelectric FET (FeFET) is a promising memory device because of its low-power, high-speed and high-capacity. (2019-06-18)
Schizophrenia: Adolescence is the game-changer
Schizophrenia may be related to the deletion syndrome. However, not everyone who has the syndrome necessarily develops psychotic symptoms. (2019-06-17)
Small currents for big gains in spintronics
UTokyo researchers have created an electronic component that demonstrates functions and abilities important to future generations of computational logic and memory devices. (2019-06-13)
AI software reveals the inner workings of short-term memory
Research by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows how short-term, working memory uses networks of neurons differently depending on the complexity of the task at hand. (2019-06-10)
Rhythmic control of 'brain waves' can boost memory -- study
Controlling the frequency of 'brain waves' could help to improve people's recall of memories and potentially provide a key to unlock conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, according to a new article. (2019-06-06)
New material with magnetic shape memory
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and ETH Zurich have developed a new material whose shape memory is activated by magnetism. (2019-06-04)
Lower-amp ECT appears effective against suicidal thoughts
Nearly half the amplitude typically used in standard electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) seems to be effective at treating suicidal thoughts, investigators report. (2019-06-03)
Brush your teeth -- postpone Alzheimer's
Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have discovered a clear connection between oral health and Alzheimer´s disease. (2019-06-03)
Concussion is a leading cause of injury for children in recreational sports
In a two-year study of children between ages 5-11 who play recreational sports, more suffered concussions than most any other sports-related injury. (2019-06-03)
A small electrical zap to the brain could help you retrieve a forgotten memory
A study by UCLA psychologists provides strong evidence that a certain region of the brain plays a critical role in memory recall. (2019-05-31)
Raw or cooked: this is how we recognise food
Do we see an apple? The occipital cortex in our brain will activate itself to recognise it. (2019-05-30)
Scientists demonstrate plant stress memory and adaptation capabilities
Russian and Taiwanese scientists have discovered a connection between the two signalling systems that help plants survive stress situations, demonstrating that they can remember dangerous conditions that they have experienced and adapt to them. (2019-05-30)
Early statin treatment may help children with Fragile X
Children with an inherited form of intellectual disability and autism could be helped by a medicine commonly used to lower cholesterol, if used early in life, research from the University of Edinburgh suggests. (2019-05-29)
Bioengineers suggested ways to reduce crop losses caused by heat, cold and drought
Scientists of Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS), Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) and National Taiwan University comprehended state of the art scientific knowledge about plants stress response activated by unfavorable environmental factors. (2019-05-28)
As plaque deposits increase in the aging brain, money management falters
Aging adults often show signs of slowing when it comes to managing their finances, such as calculating their change when paying cash or balancing an account ledger. (2019-05-28)
Major step forward in the production of 'green' hydrogen
The first thermodynamically reversible chemical reactor capable of producing hydrogen as a pure product stream represents a 'transformational' step forward in the chemical industry. (2019-05-27)
Researchers propose new federal rule of evidence for more accurate verdicts in court
While many juries use commonsense when determining an innocent or guilty verdict, research has shown that commonsense can be misleading and inaccurate. (2019-05-24)
Exposure to air pollution before and after birth may affect fundamental cognitive abilities
A study finds that exposure to fine particulate matter in the first years of life is associated with poorer performance in working memory and executive attention. (2019-05-23)
Proof it's possible to enhance or suppress memories
Boston University neuroscientist Steve Ramirez and collaborators have published a new paper showing memories are pliable if you know which regions of the brain's hippocampus to stimulate, which could someday enable personalized treatment for people with PTSD, depression and anxiety. (2019-05-23)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder research needs more focus on patients, new study asserts
In a review of recent literature on obsessive-compulsive disorder, researcher/practitioner Professor Adam Radomsky writes that cognitive science is becoming further and further removed from the people those studies are supposed to help: OCD patients and the therapists who treat them. (2019-05-23)
Study reveals breakthrough in understanding long-term memory retrieval
UNLV researchers have discovered a novel method for how two parts of the brain -- the hippocampus and the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) -- work together to retrieve long-term memories. (2019-05-21)
How our current thinking can sway our memories of love
As our memories fade, we rely on our current assessment of a person to remember how we felt about them in the past, and new research suggests this extends to some of the most central figures in our lives: our parents. (2019-05-16)
Flexibility of working memory from random connections
Working memory is your ability to hold things 'in mind.' It acts as a workspace in which information can be held, manipulated, and used to guide behavior. (2019-05-16)
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