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2014-04-17 07:11:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In research that should provide a more detailed picture of how memory works, scientists from the Salk Institute have developed a new model explaining how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event. “Previous models of memory were based on fast activity patterns,” study author and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Terry Sejnowski explained in a statement on Wednesday. “Our new model of memory makes...

2014-01-07 23:02:06

Two new publications by a team from Western University of Health Sciences shed further light on the mechanisms of learning and memory, and neuronal degeneration. Pomona, California (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Two new publications by a team from Western University of Health Sciences shed further light on the mechanisms of learning and memory, and neuronal degeneration. The first paper, “A molecular brake controls the magnitude of long-term potentiation,” by Yubin Wang, Guoqi Zhu, Victor...

2013-08-08 09:13:32

Trying to explain riding a bike is difficult because it is an implicit memory. The body knows what to do, but thinking about the process can often interfere. So why is it that under certain circumstances paying full attention and trying hard can actually impede performance? A new UC Santa Barbara study, published today in the Journal of Neuroscience, reveals part of the answer. There are two kinds of memory: implicit, a form of long-term memory not requiring conscious thought and expressed...

2013-06-02 23:00:52

Dopamine, the mood-enhancing hormone, might help give a memory boost, eReflect creator of Ultimate Memory announced today. A new study gives hope for better understanding of memory formation and how memory declines as people age. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Software company eReflect keeps track of all the latest research in memory science, to support and improve their self-improvement software, Ultimate Memory. As eReflect noted today, a new study under lead researcher Emrah...

2013-04-27 23:00:12

It´s never a good thing to be stressed. eReflect recently found a study which added another reason why stress is bad for our health: it stops our memory from functioning properly. New York City, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2013 It has long been known that stress can be a huge distraction for people when they're trying to accomplish things that need to get done. In fact, stress can get so overwhelming that people either lose their sense of organization or simply forget what the next item on...

2013-04-18 13:27:11

Neuroscientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have taken a major step in their efforts to help people with memory loss tied to brain disorders such as Alzheimer´s disease. Using sea snail nerve cells, the scientists reversed memory loss by determining when the cells were primed for learning. The scientists were able to help the cells compensate for memory loss by retraining them through the use of optimized training schedules. Findings of this...

2013-03-05 10:39:34

Introductions at a party seemingly go in one ear and out the other. However, if you meet someone two or three times during the party, you are more likely to remember his or her name. Your brain has taken a short-term memory - the introduction - and converted it into a long-term one. The molecular key to this activity is mTORC2 (mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2), according to researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in an article that appeared online in the journal Nature Neuroscience....

2013-02-13 23:03:17

The makers of Cerebral Success explain the science behind how to optimize your memory. The article includes 9 tips ranging from beginner to advanced that can have significant benefits on the overall performance of your brain. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 The battle for cerebral optimization takes place on 3 fronts. One, the ability to focus and concentrate on the task at hand — avoiding the many distractions the world throws at us. Two, the energy and mental agility to be...

Memory Molecule Theory Debunked By New Study
2013-01-02 16:21:26

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A recent study by neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins University has torn the bottom out of a widely accepted theory about how the brain creates memories. The old paradigm held that the ability to form long-term memories depended largely on the activity of a single enzyme in the brain, a notion that now appears to be entirely incorrect. In a report of their research published in the January 2 issue of the journal Nature, the...

Chocolate Flavonoids Improve Memory In Pond Snails
2012-09-27 08:48:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Snails are hardly the creature one might think about when reading about how “superfoods” improve memory. But for University of Calgary researchers, these molluscs were the perfect candidates to study how epicatechin, a flavonoid found in chocolate, affects the memory. Ken Lukowiak, a researcher at Calgary, was skeptical when undergraduate Lee Fruson first hypothesized about how dietary factors affect memory. “I...


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