Latest Declarative Stories

Sleeping After Learning Reportedly Enhances Recall
2012-03-25 05:08:46

New research from experts at the University of Notre Dame has discovered that going to sleep soon after learning new information is the best way for an individual to recall what he or she had just learned. According to Asian News International (ANI) reports, Notre Dame psychologist Jessica Payne and her colleagues analyzed a total of 207 students who regularly slept for a minimum of six hours each night. Each participant was randomly assigned to study declarative, semantically related,...

2011-05-16 20:46:15

    * Binge drinking by young adults is prevalent in the United States and increasing in Europe.    * The brain's hippocampus is particularly sensitive to alcohol's neurotoxicity.    * New findings show a clear link between binge drinking and a reduced ability to learn new verbal information. Binge drinking is prevalent among university students, especially in the United States. One brain structure particularly sensitive to alcohol's neurotoxicity...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'