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You create your own false information, study finds
Along with partisan news outlets and political blogs, there's another surprising source of misinformation on controversial topics -- it's you. (2019-12-09)
How extreme environmental conditions affect the human brain
Members of a polar research expedition have provided researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development with an opportunity to study the effects of social isolation and extreme environmental conditions on the human brain. (2019-12-05)
Between arousal and inhibition
Why nerve cells in the brain process information differently. (2019-12-05)
An alloy that retains its memory at high temperatures
Even after the hundredth time the material returns to its original shape when heated. (2019-12-03)
Sleep helps memory, right? Not for eyewitnesses
New research investigating the effect of sleep on eyewitness memory has found that having a period of sleep, compared to a period of wake, does not improve eyewitness identification accuracy. (2019-12-03)
NUS researchers find potential solution to overheating mobile phones
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a revolutionary way to encode computational information without using electrical current. (2019-11-29)
The Eurasian continent remembers and amplifies cold waves as the Arctic warms
Cold waves triggered by sea ice loss in the Arctic are memorized in the Eurasian Continent, amplifying cooling in the winters to follow, according to a joint research team between Hokkaido University and Niigata University in Japan. (2019-11-29)
Molecular eraser enables better data storage and computers for AI
Scientists have added a crucial tool to the atomic-scale manufacturing toolkit with major implications for today's data driven -- carbon-intensive -- world, according to new research from the University of Alberta in Canada. (2019-11-27)
One shot of ketamine could reduce problem drinking
A one-off dose of ketamine could help heavy drinkers reduce their alcohol intake, finds a new UCL experimental study published in Nature Communications. (2019-11-26)
Playing board games may help protect thinking skills in old age
People who play games -- such as cards and board games -- are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, a study suggests. (2019-11-26)
NUS researchers use machine learning tools to reveal how memories are coded in the brain
These findings indicate that stable short-term memory information exists within a population of neurons with dynamic activity. (2019-11-26)
pinMOS: Novel memory device can be written on and read out optically or electrically
pinMOS: Scientists of the Dresden Integrated Center for Applied Physics and Photonic Materials (IAPP) and the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) at TU Dresden have developed a novel storage technology based on the combination of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and an insulator. (2019-11-25)
Small, fast, and highly energy-efficient memory device inspired by lithium-ion batteries
Scientists at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) developed a new three-valued memory device inspired by solid lithium-ion batteries. (2019-11-22)
Exposure to PM 2.5 pollution linked to brain atrophy, memory decline
Women in their 70s and 80s who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution experienced greater declines in memory and more Alzheimer's-like brain atrophy than their counterparts who breathed cleaner air. (2019-11-20)
Predicting Alzheimer's disease-like memory loss before it strikes
Researchers at Gladstone Institutes are approaching Alzheimer's from a different angle. (2019-11-19)
Research reveals no link between statins and memory loss
Over 6 years, researchers evaluated the cognitive effects of statins in elderly consumers, revealing no negative impact and potential protective effects in those at risk of dementia. (2019-11-18)
Statins not associated with memory or cognition decline in elderly, may be protective in some patients
Given consumer concern that statins may be associated with memory or cognitive decline, a new study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology may offer reassurance, as no difference was found in the rate of memory or cognitive decline of elderly statin-users compared to never-users. (2019-11-18)
New cell therapy improves memory and stops seizures following TBI
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine developed a breakthrough cell therapy to improve memory and prevent seizures in mice following traumatic brain injury. (2019-11-15)
Restoring protein homeostasis improves memory deficits in Down syndrome model
Researchers found that that defects in a conserved stress pathway known as the 'integrated stress response,' or ISR, could explain the cognitive deficits in a mouse model of Down syndrome. (2019-11-14)
Non-volatile control of magnetic anisotropy through change of electric polarization
Researchers at Kanazawa University controlled the magnetic properties of a metal layer through the electrical polarization of a neighboring metal oxide layer. (2019-11-11)
Specific neurons that map memories now identified in the human brain
Columbia neuroengineers have found the first evidence that individual neurons in the human brain target specific memories during recall. (2019-11-11)
'I knew that was going to happen:' Déjà vu and the 'postdictive' bias
Memory researcher Anne Cleary has a new theory on why déjà vu is accompanied not only by feelings of prediction, but also an 'I knew that was going to happen' feeling. (2019-11-06)
Scientists identify circuit responsible for building memories during sleep
Neuroscientists at the University of Alberta have identified a mechanism that may help build memories during deep sleep, according to a new study. (2019-11-05)
New research explains why people with Down syndrome have spatial memory problems
Professor Juan Lerma's group, from the UMH-CSIC Institute of Neurosciences, in Alicante (Spain), has identified the gene called GRIK1, fundamental in the balance between excitation and inhibition in the brain, as one of the causes for people with Down syndrome having spatial orientation problems. (2019-11-01)
Researchers find high-intensity exercise improves memory in seniors
Researchers at McMaster University who examine the impact of exercise on the brain have found that high-intensity workouts improve memory in older adults. (2019-10-31)
Slow-wave sleep critical to brain's automatic 'self-rinse' cycle
Slow oscillating neural activity during non-REM sleep triggers waves of cerebrospinal fluid that flow in and out of the sleeping brain, washing it of harmful metabolic waste products, researchers find. (2019-10-31)
Name that tune: Brain takes just 100 to 300 milliseconds to recognize familiar music
The human brain can recognize a familiar song within 100 to 300 milliseconds, highlighting the deep hold favorite tunes have on our memory, a UCL study finds. (2019-10-30)
Coordinated brain activation supports spatial learning and decision-making
Specialized brain activation 'replays' the possible routes that rats can take as they navigate a space, helping them keep track of the paths they've already taken and choose among the routes that they can take next, according to a National Institutes of Health-funded study published in the journal Neuron. (2019-10-30)
Seizures in babies: UVA sheds light on why they have lifelong effects
A doctor at University of Virginia Children's is using an elegant new approach to mapping brain activity to shed light on what happens during seizures in newborns that can lead to behavioral issues and learning disabilities much later. (2019-10-30)
In blacks with Alzheimer's gene, higher education may be protective
A new study from Columbia University found that a higher level of education protected against cognitive decline in black people with a gene linked to Alzheimer's disease. (2019-10-30)
Training for Title IX investigators lacks tested, effective techniques
Interviews are the central component of any Title IX investigation, but new research finds the techniques investigators are using may not be the most effective. (2019-10-28)
Memory training builds upon strategy use
Researchers from Åbo Akademi University, Finland, and Umeå University, Sweden, have for the first time obtained clear evidence of the important role strategies have in memory training. (2019-10-25)
Immune system upgrade
Theoretically, our immune system could detect and kill cancer cells. (2019-10-25)
Poverty may be more critical to cognitive function than trauma in adolescent refugees
For approximately a decade, research has examined whether trauma or poverty is the most powerful influence on children's cognitive abilities. (2019-10-24)
Schizophrenia risk gene linked to cognitive deficits in mice
Researchers have discovered in mice how one of the few genes definitively linked to schizophrenia, called SETD1A, likely confers risk for the illness. (2019-10-24)
Study identifies brain injury as a cause of dementia in some older adults
A UCLA-led study finds that, with the use of MRI scans, it is possible to distinguish between memory loss caused by Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury. (2019-10-23)
Health in old age is a lifelong affair
Reduced food intake in old mice can no longer improve health. (2019-10-23)
Identified a neural mechanism involved in the creation and consolidation of memories
The memory of specific episodes is the base of autobiographical memory, but we do not know how the brain structures the experience to remember it in the long run. (2019-10-22)
In Alzheimer's research, MIT scientists reveal brain rhythm role
At the Society for Neuroscience 2019 annual meeting, MIT neuroscientist Li-Huei Tsai will present her lab's latest findings on sensory stimulation of gamma brain rhythms as a potential intervention for Alzheimer's disease. (2019-10-22)
Otago scientists' discovery leads to greater understanding of Alzheimer's disease
Otago scientists have made an important discovery in understanding the role a particular protein plays to impair memory in Alzheimer's disease, which could lead to more effective treatment in future. (2019-10-22)
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