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Ambien Heightens Recollection Of Bad Memories
2013-06-16 04:45:19

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Once asleep, we all experience five different stages in our sleep cycle. That being said, one would be hard pressed to find anyone who is familiar with any of the cycles besides REM sleep, or rapid eye movement sleep, which is typically characterized by quick and random movements of the eyes combined with muscle paralysis. During REM, neural activity in the brain intensifies showing a similarity to the activity associated with...

2013-03-12 22:51:31

UC Riverside psychologist´s research team discovers sleep mechanism critical to memory consolidation and finds that Ambien enhances the process A team of sleep researchers led by UC Riverside psychologist Sara C. Mednick has confirmed the mechanism that enables the brain to consolidate memory and found that a commonly prescribed sleep aid enhances the process. Those discoveries could lead to new sleep therapies that will improve memory for aging adults and those with dementia,...

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...

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...