Quantcast

Latest Forgetting Stories

2014-04-30 23:05:08

Ace Innovation Group's Dr. Sandeep Grewal advises five easy to do brain exercises that can help brain health and treat forgetfulness. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 “Busy”? Everyone is busy in their own ways and as a result, there are a lot of things we tend to forget easily. “If you forget things frequently maybe it is time to get advice from experts and do those memory exercises not just crosswords or sudoku” says Dr. Sandeep Grewal author of the book...

Forgetting Is Actively Regulated By The Brain
2014-03-14 14:22:56

University of Basel In order to function properly, the human brain requires the ability not only to store but also to forget: Through memory loss, unnecessary information is deleted and the nervous system retains its plasticity. A disruption of this process can lead to serious mental disorders. Basel scientists have now discovered a molecular mechanism that actively regulates the process of forgetting. The renowned scientific journal "Cell" has published their results. The human brain...

2013-09-18 23:19:31

Quincy Bioscience reports the latest findings from consumer memory survey. Madison, WI (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Quincy Bioscience, makers of unique brain health supplement, Prevagen®, released the results of a memory survey today. With over 6,000 votes cast, "Forgetting people’s names" was the most common memory complaint with 36 percent of the vote. The survey was completed by visitors at http://www.prevagen.com where people interested in improving their memory were...

Paying Attention To Error Keeps Your Motor Memories Alive
2013-06-04 15:47:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore has found that people who can´t see their errors when performing a physical task will lose that skill, not because the brain forgets, but because it has selected an inadequate technique. The study, which is published in the Journal of Neuroscience, focused on the idea of “motor memories,” or the body´s ability to know the amount of force...

2012-10-17 22:37:16

If only there were a way to forget that humiliating faux pas at last night's dinner party. It turns out there's not one, but two opposite ways in which the brain allows us to voluntarily forget unwanted memories, according to a study published by Cell Press October 17 in the journal Neuron. The findings may explain how individuals can cope with undesirable experiences and could lead to the development of treatments to improve disorders of memory control. "This study is the first...

2012-02-23 13:28:31

    In the field of Psychology, this phenomenon is known as "Retrieval-Induced Forgetting".     University of Granada researchers have determined the cognitive process that causes this phenomenon and its duration. Researchers at the universities of Granada and Jaén, Spain, have discovered why recalling some items from memory reduces our ability to recall other related items. In the field of Psychology, this phenomenon is known as...

Why Did I Come In Here?
2011-11-19 04:59:07

Walking through doorways causes forgetting, new research shows We've all experienced it: The frustration of entering a room and forgetting what we were going to do. Or get. Or find. New research from University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways is the cause of these memory lapses. "Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an 'event boundary' in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away," Radvansky...

2011-01-26 20:38:36

Works only if given during windows of memory malleability A naturally occurring growth factor significantly boosted retention and prevented forgetting of a fear memory when injected into rats' memory circuitry during time-limited windows when memories become fragile and changeable. In the study funded by the National Institutes of Health, animals treated with insulin-like growth factor (IGF-II) excelled at remembering to avoid a location where they had previously experienced a mild shock. "To...

2010-09-16 08:10:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Becoming forgetful may be more than just a function of old age. According to a new study, the same brain lesions that are associated with dementia are responsible for mild memory loss in old age. "It appears these brain lesions have a much greater impact on memory function in old age than we previously thought," study author Robert S. Wilson, PhD, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, was quoted as saying. "Our results challenge the concept of normal memory...

9d445b992d629f76c58b20a2876c98ac1
2010-02-18 14:34:34

Scientists have known that newly acquired, short-term memories are often fleeting. But a new study in flies suggests that kind of forgetfulness doesn't just happen. Rather, an active process of erasing memories may in some ways be as important as the ability to lay down new memories, say researchers who report their findings in the February 19th issue of the journal Cell, a publication of Cell Press. "Learning activates the biochemical formation of memory," says Yi Zhong of Tsinghua...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.