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Scientists bring 'forgotten' memories back to mind
New evidence overturns a theory that in order for a short-term memory to be maintained, the neurons that represent that memory must be continuously active. (2016-12-01)
New Brandeis research sheds light on memory by erasing it
For years, scientists have studied the molecular basis of memory storage, trying to find the molecules that store memory, just as DNA stores genetic memory. (2007-05-08)
Why all-nighters don't work: How sleep and memory go hand-in-hand
Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected but how has remained a mystery. (2015-01-23)
Think you have Alzheimer's? You just might be right, study says
New research by scientists at the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging suggests that people who notice their memory is slipping may be on to something. (2014-09-24)
People learn while they sleep, study suggests
People may be learning while they're sleeping -- an unconscious form of memory that is still not well understood, according to a study by Michigan State University researchers. (2011-09-27)
Macaques, like humans, know how well they can recall memories
Researchers have pinpointed a brain region monkeys use to evaluate their ability to recall memories. (2017-01-12)
Brandeis researcher awarded grant to investigate memory and aging
Brandeis psychologist Margie E. Lachman has been awarded a $1.45 million five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging to learn more about factors that can minimize memory declines in middle-aged and older adults. (2008-02-13)
A KAIST research team has developed a fully functional flexible memory
The team of Professor Keon Jae Lee has developed fully functional flexible non-volatile resistive random access memory where a memory cell can be randomly accessed, written, and erased on a plastic substrate. (2011-11-03)
Study identifies brain's connections which keep related memories distinct from each other
Neuroscientists at the University of Bristol are a step closer to understanding how the connections in our brain which control our episodic memory work in sync to make some memories stronger than others. (2017-01-20)
Learning best when you rest: Sleeping after processing new info most effective, new study shows
Nodding off in class may not be such a bad idea after all. (2012-03-23)
Disruption of sleep in children could hamper memory processes
Sleep-disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, according to a new study. (2015-04-15)
Resistance exercises recover motor and memory impairment caused by flavor enhancer
A study in rats, published in Experimental Physiology, showed that resistance exercise recovers memory and motor impairment caused by the flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate. (2017-04-26)
Brain stimulation used like a scalpel to improve memory
Scientists showed for the first time that non-invasive brain stimulation can be used like a scalpel to affect a specific improvement in precise memory. (2017-01-19)
Hope for more accurate diagnosis of memory problems
More accurate tests could be created to diagnose diseases such as Alzheimer's or memory problems stemming from head injuries, leading to earlier intervention, according to new findings from the University of East Anglia. (2014-07-30)
Memory-enhancing drugs for elderly may impair high-level brain function
A new study cautions that drugs being designed to enhance some forms of memory in the elderly may actually worsen working memory, such as the cognitive ability to hold a phone number in mind long enough to dial it. (2003-11-05)
University of Alberta led research may have discovered how memories are encoded in our brains
Scientists understand memory to exist as strengthened synaptic connections among neurons. (2012-03-19)
NYU neuroscientists find memory storage, reactivation process more complex than previously thought
The process we use to store memories is more complex than previously thought, New York University neuroscientists have found. (2011-01-31)
Tracing the formation of long-term memory
The formation of long-term memory in fruit flies can be demonstrated by the influx of calcium into cells called mushroom body neurons that occurs after special training that includes periods of rest. (2006-12-06)
Older age memory loss tied to stress hormone receptor in brain
Scientists have shed new light on how older people may lose their memory with a development that could aid research into treatments for age-related memory disorders. (2011-04-06)
Sleep helps reduce errors in memory, MSU research suggests
Sleep may reduce mistakes in memory, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by a cognitive neuroscientist at Michigan State University. (2009-09-10)
Study offers clue to memory formation in the brain
In a new study published on July 5 in Neuron, a research group led by Professor CAO Peng of the Institute of Biophysics (IBP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences provides some clues as to memory formation in the brain. (2017-07-06)
Scientists identify that memories can be lost and found
A team of scientists believe they have shown that memories are more robust than we thought and have identified the process in the brain, which could help rescue lost memories or bury bad memories, and pave the way for new drugs and treatment for people with memory problems. (2015-08-04)
Gene suppression helps form memories
A new study has identified a number of genes that are repressed at various time points after memory formation, providing important clues as to how long-term memories are formed. (2015-10-01)
Selective amnesia -- How a traumatic memory can be wiped out
French CNRS scientists in collaboration have shown that a memory of a traumatic event can be wiped out. (2007-03-31)
USC Scientists Identify Enzyme Important In Short-term Memory
An enzyme that fails to get activated in patients with Alzheimer's disease may play a broader role in normal memory, USC scientists report. (1998-11-11)
Motor memory: The long and short of it
For the first time, scientists at USC have unlocked a mechanism behind the way short- and long-term motor memory work together and compete against one another. (2011-09-13)
Confidence in memory performance helps older adults remember
Believing that you can retain a good memory even in your twilight years is the first step to achieving that goal. (2006-03-07)
Exercise improves memory in breast cancer survivors
Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is related to improved subjective memory in breast cancer survivors, who often complain about memory problems, reports a new study. (2016-07-08)
Scripps Florida scientists shed light on age-related memory loss and possible treatments
Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute have shown in animal models that the loss of memory that comes with aging is not necessarily a permanent thing. (2012-04-02)
Flies offer clues to anesthesia-resistant memory
A fruit fly gene called radish has opened doors to understanding the genes and neuronal networks that govern a special type of memory, termed anesthesia-resistant memory. (2004-02-16)
Entangle, swap, purify, repeat: Enhancing connections between distant nodes
Scientists have developed a protocol that enhances quantum entanglement, confirming its effectiveness across a distance of two meters. (2017-06-01)
Occasional memory loss tied to lower brain volume
People who occasionally forget an appointment or a friend's name may have a loss of brain volume, even though they don't have memory deficits on regular tests of memory or dementia, according to a study published in the Oct. (2008-10-06)
Silicon nanowires upgrade data-storage technology
Scientists at NIST, along with colleagues at George Mason University and Kwangwoon University in Korea, have fabricated a memory device that combines silicon nanowires with a more traditional type of data-storage. (2007-06-08)
Primate research combines with eye-tracking technology to detect cognitive impairment
Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University have expanded a nonhuman primate (NHP)-based study to human patients with the intention of identifying human patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who will progress to the more devastating Alzheimer's disease (AD). (2004-07-18)
Rescheduling of some Beagle 2 'cruise check-out' tests
The instruments on board ESA's mission to Mars, Mars Express, are in the process of being tested to verify that they have survived the launch successfully and will work properly. (2003-06-24)
Scripps Florida scientists pinpoint proteins vital to long-term memory
Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute have found a group of proteins essential to the formation of long-term memories. (2013-09-12)
NIST 'nanowire' measurements could improve computer memory
Recent NIST measurements may have revealed the optimal characteristics for a new type of highly efficient computer memory now under development -- nanowire-based charge-trapping memory devices. (2011-05-25)
Memory ensembles
For over forty years, neuro-scientists have been interested in the biological mechanisms underlying the storage of the information that our brain records every day. (2016-02-11)
Gene variant leads to better memory via increased brain activation
Carriers of the so-called KIBRA T allele have better memories than those who don't have this gene variant. (2011-10-17)
Activation of a protein solidifies fear memory in the brain
When activated, a specific protein in the brain enhances long-term storage of fearful memories. (2006-01-23)
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