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Brain Geotags Memories
2013-11-29 09:35:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Twitter, users can categorize their post by using a hashtag, which connects the tagged post to all other posts with the same identifier. A new study in the journal Science has found that our brains do something similar, by ‘geotagging’ our memories to a specific location. Using experiments involving study participants navigating through a virtual town, the team of American and German scientists concluded that brain cells encode...

2013-09-24 10:40:30

Young Children Have Difficulty when Elements of Memory Overlap A new study provides evidence that one important part of memory undergoes substantial development even after the age of 7. Researchers found that episodic memory – the ability to remember not only what happened, but where and when – takes longer to develop than often assumed. That means young children may have no problem with remembering certain simple events or facts.  But in some cases, they may have difficulty...

Researchers Find Women Remember Faces Better Than Men
2013-06-04 14:44:38

McMaster University New research from McMaster University suggests women can remember faces better than men, in part because they spend more time studying features without even knowing it, and a technique researchers say can help improve anyone's memories. The findings help to answer long-standing questions about why some people can remember faces easily while others quickly forget someone they've just met. "The way we move our eyes across a new individual's face affects our ability...

Rat Memory Study Could Open The Door To Treat Alzheimer's Disease
2013-02-27 16:03:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Indiana University have found that rats have a capacity for “source memory,” a finding that could have implications for both future animal studies and the treatment of human memory disorders. According to the IU team´s report in Current Biology, a rat is capable of remembering how it got a certain food reward. "Researchers can now study in animals what was once thought an exclusively human domain,"...

2012-12-31 05:00:11

A new study suggests that people on the road to Alzheimer´s may actually have problems early on in processing semantic or knowledge-based information, which could have much broader implications for how patients function in their lives. Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) December 30, 2012 People who study or treat Alzheimer´s disease and its earliest clinical stage, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), have focused attention on the obvious short-term memory problems. But a new study suggests that...

2012-12-28 15:18:20

People who study or treat Alzheimer's disease and its earliest clinical stage, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), have focused attention on the obvious short-term memory problems. But a new study suggests that people on the road to Alzheimer's may actually have problems early on in processing semantic or knowledge-based information, which could have much broader implications for how patients function in their lives. Terry Goldberg, PhD, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at the...

2011-10-17 14:26:51

Carriers of the so-called KIBRA T allele have better memories than those who don´t have this gene variant. This means we can reject the theory that the brain of a non-bearer compensates for this. This is shown by researchers from UmeÃ¥ University. Carriers of the so-called KIBRA T allele have better memories than those who don't have this gene variant. This means we can reject the theory that the brain of a non-bearer compensates for this. This is shown by researchers from...

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...

2011-08-01 19:53:28

The discovery of a mechanism in the brain explains for the first time why people make particularly strong, long-lasting memories of stressful events in their lives and could help sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder. The study, carried out by researchers from the University of Bristol's Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience & Endocrinology (HW-LINE) in the School of Clinical Sciences, and funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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