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Clenching Your Fists May Provide A Memory Boost
2013-04-25 13:22:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Having trouble putting a name to a face at the grocery store or an annual conference? A new study in PLoS ONE suggests that clenching your fist can help dredge up information from the depths of your mind. Previous research has shown that different sides of the brain are responsible for memory storage and recall. Building on these findings, a team of New England researchers wanted to see if stimulating a particular side of the brain...

2012-03-19 19:20:41

University of Alberta led research may have discovered how memories are encoded in our brains. Scientists understand memory to exist as strengthened synaptic connections among neurons. However components of synaptic membranes are relatively short-lived and frequently re-cycled while memories can last a lifetime. Based on this information, U of A physicist and lead researcher Jack Tuszynski, his graduate student Travis Craddock and University of Arizona professor Stuart Hameroff...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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