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Junk Food May Impair Memory And Spatial Recognition In Just One Week

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 16:11

A diet high in fat and sugar may lead to cognitive impairments in as little as one week.


Is Motivation Found In The Posterior Cingulate Cortex? This Brain Region Keeps You Going When Learning Is Tough

By | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:33

Duke researchers discovered that the posterior cingulate cortex is necessary to monitor your performance and maintain your motivation when you are learning, particularly when you are most challenged.

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Why You Shouldn't Take Photos During Museum Tours

By | Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:15

Photographing an object in a museum will most likely impair rather than improve your memory of that object.


Does Typing Depend On Memory Or Is It Automatic Behavior

By | Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:32

Researchers discovered that skilled typists could not identify the positions of many of the keys on a standard keyboard, thus challenging our notions of working memory.


Memories Are "Geotagged" In Your Brain

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 12:32

Scientists used a video game to understand how our brains map our memories of events, and associate them with other events that took place in the same area.


Scientists 'Delete' Memories In Mice: How Victims Of PTSD May Benefit From Memory Loss

By | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 14:59

Medical science is moving ever closer to pharmacological approaches to treating PTSD, some of which may effectively "delete" memories.

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How Are Memories Formed? Fruit Flies May Hold The Answer To Future Dementia Treatments

By | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:01

In a new experiment, researchers at the University of Houston investigate the brain activity involved in Pavlovian conditioning in order to understand how memories are formed.

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Beyond Menopause: Estrogen Levels Unrelated To Mood Change, Cognitive Ability

By | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 15:00

A study shows that decreased estrogen levels after menopause are unrelated to changes in mood and cognitive ability, though progesterone levels may affect memory.

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Computer-Like Retention Still Allows For Creating False Memories

By | Wed, 11/20/2013 - 10:42

Researchers embedded tricks into their tests and found that people with superior autobiographical memory reported false memories despite being exceptional in retaining a certain type of knowledge.

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Aerobic Exercise Boosts Memory In Older Adults In Just 6 Weeks

By | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 16:38

Older adults who participate in aerobic exercise could boost not only their physical fitness but also their memory and brain health.


Babies Remember Lullabies From The Womb

By | Sun, 11/03/2013 - 17:43

Babies exposed to complex sensory information like lullabies will remember them after birth, according to a new study.

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Learning New, Unfamiliar Skills Preserves Brain Health In Older Adults

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 15:48

To keep an aging mind sharp, is it better to do a crossword puzzle or learn a new skill? A new study finds that learning unfamiliar skills is the best way.

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How More Belly Fat Is Linked To Dementia

By | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 21:52

Obesity has been linked to age-related illness, such as Alzheimer's before, but how? Researchers have discovered that it could have something to do with a protein that metabolizes fat and aids in memory and learning.


What Happens In The Brain During Introspection?

By | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 16:13

While some may believe the ability to introspect is made possible by one brain process, new research finds that two processes are involved.


Memory Test Makes You Feel 5 Years Older In 5 Minute

By | Tue, 10/15/2013 - 17:53

A brief memory test can have a tremendous impact on subjective age perception, a new study has found.