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2010-04-12 15:05:05

A new University of Iowa study offers some good news for caregivers and loved ones of individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Patients might forget a joke or a meaningful conversation -- but even so, the warm feelings associated with the experience can stick around and boost their mood. For the study, published this week in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers showed individuals with memory loss clips of happy and sad movies. Although the...

2009-11-09 15:50:59

The long-held theory that our brains use different mechanisms for forming long-term and short-term memories has been challenged by new research from UCL, published today in PNAS. Neuroscientists formed this theory based on observation of patients with amnesia, a condition that severely disrupts the ability to form long-lasting memories. Typically, amnesia is caused by injury to the hippocampi, a pair of brain structures located in the depth of the temporal lobes. Despite the condition...

2009-08-13 09:51:00

ENCINO, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- An increasing number of Attorneys specializing in Traumatic Brain Injury arising out of motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, closed head trauma, and blunt head trauma are becoming aware of the concurrent hormonal deficiencies that impede rehabilitation by their affect on psychological, physiological, and physical functioning. Many are receiving additional training in the area of Interventional Endocrinology to give them the advantage of...

2009-07-08 07:30:01

Fueling the debate over the controversial psychiatric disorder known as dissociative amnesia, or repressed memory, Brown University political scientist Ross Cheit is challenging claims by two Harvard University psychiatrists. At issue is how to prove whether the memories of trauma, such as childhood sexual abuse, can be repressed and then resurface later in life. Cheit's paper, co-authored by Rachel E. Goldsmith of Reed College and Mary E. Wood of University of Oregon, appears in the current...

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2009-04-21 06:55:00

After three days of completing Earth-commanded activities without incident last week, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit had a bout of temporary amnesia Friday, April 17, and rebooted its computer Saturday, April 18, behavior similar to events about a week earlier. Engineers operating Spirit are investigating the reboots and the possibly unrelated amnesia events, in which Spirit unexpectedly fails to record data into the type of memory, called flash, where information is preserved even when...

2008-07-11 15:00:31

By JEN LYNDS; OF THE NEWS STAFF HOULTON - A film by an Aroostook County native and self-taught filmmaker will take center stage in movie theaters throughout the state in the coming weeks when a full-length action-adventure film that he created is screened across the state. John W. Bosley, a 1998 Presque Isle High School graduate who lives in Coleman, Mich., is screening his film "Amnesia" in theaters in Caribou and Houlton before taking the film on the road. It's a full-length...

2008-07-11 09:00:40

By Jen Lynds, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 11--HOULTON, Maine -- A film by an Aroostook County native and self-taught filmmaker will take center stage in movie theaters throughout the state in the coming weeks when a full-length action-adventure film that he created is screened across the state. John W. Bosley, a 1998 Presque Isle High School graduate who lives in Coleman, Mich., is screening his film "Amnesia" in theaters in Caribou and Houlton before taking the film on the road....

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2008-01-10 13:02:01

Brain scans of hypnotized people that are taken as they forget and are triggered to remember have revealed neural circuitry that is key to the memory suppression and recall process. The researchers who conducted the study said their insights into the memory suppression and recall process may yield insight into the mechanisms underlying amnesia. Yadin Dudai and colleagues published their findings in the January 10, 2008, issue of the journal Neuron, published by Cell Press. In their...

2005-10-08 10:02:19

By age 10, kids can't recall their preschool experiences, study finds The first study to systematically mark the onset of "childhood amnesia" found that by the time children are 10, their preschool memories have already faded away. "I expected that they would differ, but there's a striking similarity in the age of the earliest memory for adults and 10-year-olds," researcher Dr. Carole Peterson, a psychologist at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, said in a prepared statement. She...


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