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May 19, 2019

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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. It plays a critical ... read more

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 ... read more
New research brings us closer to understanding how learned information turns into reliable memories ... read more

Brain Stimulation Improves Working Memory in Adults

Magnetic stimulation of the brain improves working memory, offering a new potential avenue of therapy for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of ... read more
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Could Sleep Molecules Lead to a Blood Test for Alzheimer's Disease?

A new study has found that a particular class of molecules may help with diagnosing Alzheimer's ... read more

Morning Exercise Can Improve Decision-Making Across the Day in Older Adults

A study of older Australians has found a morning bout of moderate-intensity exercise improves cognitive performance like decision-making across the day compared to prolonged sitting without exercise. ... read more

Widespread Brain Connections Enable Face Recognition

Remembering a familiar face engages a wider network of brain regions than previously thought, according to a new ... read more

Same Brain Cells Active During Sleep and Exploration in Mice

Researchers have mapped the activity of individual neurons deep in the brain during sleep and exploration of novel objects in male and female mice. The study suggests these cells may facilitate ... read more

Cell-Type Specific Mechanism for Formation and Retrieval of Cocaine-Associated Memories

Scientists have revealed neuronal mechanisms underlying the formation and retrieval of cocaine use-associated memories. Their research sheds light on how drug addiction develops and reveals pathways ... read more

RNA Transport in Neurons: Staufen2 Detects Its Target Transcripts in a Complex Manner

A team of scientists has discovered that the neuronal transport factor Staufen2 scans and binds to its target transcripts in a much more complex manner than previously thought. RNA is transported ... read more

In a study of healthy volunteers, researchers found that our brains may solidify the memories of new skills we just practiced a few seconds earlier by taking a short rest. The results highlight the ... read more

Aging Gracefully: Study Identifies Factors for Healthy Memory at Any Age

Neuroscientists have identified different factors for maintaining healthy memory and for avoiding memory decline in those over age 55, according to a new study. The results have implications for the ... read more

Marijuana for Morning Sickness? It's Not Great for Baby's Brain

With a growing number of states legalizing recreational or medical marijuana, more women are using the drug during pregnancy, in part due to its reported ability to relieve morning sickness. A new ... read more

Study Explores How Technology Can Help Prompt Positive Memories for People With Depression

A team of human-computer interaction researchers, have through in-depth interviews with experts in neuropsychology and cognitive behavioral therapies, found that most existing technologies related to ... read more

Could Eating Garlic Reduce Aging-Related Memory Problems?

Consuming garlic helps counteract age-related changes in gut bacteria associated with memory problems, according to a new study conducted with mice. The benefit comes from allyl sulfide, a compound ... read more

Like Old Photographs, Memories Fade Over Time

Past events are often vividly recollected. However, it remains unclear how the qualities of memories are reconstructed. A new study finds that as time passes, the visual information that illustrates ... read more

When looking at a picture of a sunny day at the beach, we can almost smell the scent of sun screen. Our brain often completes memories and automatically brings back to mind the different elements of ... read more

Impact of Poverty on Children's Brain Activity

New research reveals the impact of poverty on children's brain activity. Researchers studied the brain function of children aged between four months and four years in rural India, and compared ... read more

How the Brain Fights Off Fears That Return to Haunt Us

Neuroscientists have discovered a group of neurons that are responsible when a frightening memory re-emerges unexpectedly, like Michael Myers in every 'Halloween' movie. The finding could ... read more

Researchers have shown, in mice, that one type of stem cell that makes adult neurons is the source of this lifetime stock of new cells in the hippocampus. These findings may help neuroscientists ... read more

Studying a brain region involved in memory, researchers discovered a set of neurons that help mice control their ... read more

Quick Thinking? It's All Down to Timing

Synaptic plasticity, which underlies learning and memory, involves the strengthening and weakening of synapses. This process is affected by the relative timing of spikes in electrical activity in the ... read more

Small Vessel Disease MRI Marker Linked to Worse Cognitive Health in Older Adults

Seemingly harmless fluid-filled spaces around the cerebral small vessels, commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, are now thought to be associated with more compromised cognitive skills, ... read more

Depression in 20s Linked to Memory Loss in 50s

A new large-scale longitudinal study has found a clear link between episodes of depression and anxiety experienced by adults in their twenties, thirties and forties, with a decrease in memory ... read more

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