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2012-09-10 23:14:15

Research in October issue of Nature Neuroscience sheds new light on the mechanics of memory 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. "This is the first time anyone has found a way to store information over...

2012-05-11 05:26:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Contrary to previous thought, promoting excess brain activity in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) can actually hinder rather than help memory performance. Amnestic mild cognitive impairment is a disorder associated with the onset of Alzheimer´s disease, characterized by a person´s memory being worse than expected for their age. "In the case of early aMCI, it has been suggested that the increased hippocampal activation may serve...

2012-05-10 22:32:50

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 focus of the study was "excess brain activity" commonly associated with conditions that cause mild cognitive decline and memory loss, and are linked to an increased risk of...

2012-02-09 10:36:50

The treatment for moderate-to-severe memory impairment could one day include a prescription for a smartphone. Baycrest has published the strongest evidence yet that a smartphone training program, theory-driven and specifically designed for individuals with memory impairment, can result in "robust" improvements in day-to-day functioning, and boost independence and confidence levels. The promising results appear online this week, ahead of print publication, in the international journal...

2011-12-08 07:56:53

By Alicia Rose DelGallo, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) — 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. "PKR is a protein kinase which was originally described as a sensor of viral genome. We knew nothing about PKR´s role in brain...

2011-11-09 16:09:33

Unless it's Paris Hilton! 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. But there's a catch — only if the information is unfamiliar. When presented with a face such as Hollywood celebrity Paris Hilton and asked to recognize the face a few seconds later, the woman could...

2011-11-02 08:53:37

Human memory has historically defied precise scientific description, its biological functions broadly but imperfectly defined in psychological terms. In a pair of papers published in the November 2 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers at the University of California, San Diego report a new methodology that more deeply parses how and where certain types of memories are processed in the brain, and challenges earlier assumptions about the role of the hippocampus. Specifically,...

2011-08-25 03:37:20

“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. He and the woman he´s talking to have a lot of common ground, the shared territory that makes conversations work.  Common ground is why, after you´ve mentioned Great-Aunt Mildred´s 80th birthday party once in a conversation, you can just refer to it as “the party.” In a new study to be published in an upcoming issue of...

2011-08-11 13:51:34

Damage to hippocampus very early in life hinders recollection of specific events but spares acquisition of general knowledge Memory is not a single process but is made up of several sub-processes relying on different areas of the brain. Episodic memory, the ability to remember specific events such as what you did yesterday, is known to be vulnerable to brain damage involving the hippocampus. The question is, what happens when damage to the hippocampus occurs very early in life? In a case...

2010-10-13 13:20:42

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 "“ where an object is located, for example "“ remains intact even if key brain structures like the hippocampus are damaged. The findings, published in the October 13, 2010 issue of The Journal of...


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