Latest Anterograde amnesia Stories
Ben W. Strowbridge, PhD, Professor of Neurosciences and Physiology/Biophysics, and Robert A. Hyde, a fourth year MD/PhD student in the neurosciences graduate program at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, have discovered how to store diverse forms of artificial short-term memories in isolated brain tissue.
Contrary to previous thought, promoting excess brain activity in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) can actually hinder rather than help memory performance.
A study led by a Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and published in the May 10 issue of the journal Neuron suggests a potential new therapeutic approach for improving memory and interrupting disease progression in patients with a form of cognitive impairment that often leads to full-blown Alzheimer's disease.
The treatment for moderate-to-severe memory impairment could one day include a prescription for a smartphone.
A memory-enhancing drug has been discovered unexpectedly by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine. When the activity of a molecule, normally elevated during viral infections, is inhibited, mice learn and remember better, a recent article in the Journal Cell reported.
A 22-year-old woman known as "HC" with amnesia since birth as a result of developing only half the normal volume of the hippocampus in her brain, has demonstrated to scientists that the ability to hold a single face or word in short-term memory is impaired.
Human memory has historically defied precise scientific description, its biological functions broadly but imperfectly defined in psychological terms.
“I’ll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time,” says the character Aaron in the 1987 movie Broadcast News.
Memory is not a single process but is made up of several sub-processes relying on different areas of the brain.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, led by Larry R. Squire, PhD, professor of psychiatry, psychology and neurosciences at UC San Diego and a scientist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, report that working memory of relational information â€“ where an object is located, for example â€“ remains intact even if key brain structures like the hippocampus are damaged.
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