Latest Memory consolidation Stories
Emotional memories can be erased shortly after they are formed through behavioral intervention alone, without the aid of medications.
Is sleep learning possible?
A new study by researchers at Stanford University, using a technique that manipulates light to control brain cells, has shown that broken sleep causes memory impairment in mice.
The process we use to store memories is more complex than previously thought, New York University neuroscientists have found.
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.
Scientists, surprised by their own findings, report that the best way to not forget a newly learned poem, card trick or algebra equation may be to take a quick nap.
The brain is capable of holding and retrieving memories for specific fears, revealing a more sophisticated storage and recall capacity than previously thought, neuroscientists have found.
Our memories are strengthened during periods of rest while we are awake, researchers at New York University have found.
Recalling emotional memory opens window of opportunity to rewrite it.
According to a research abstract that will be presented on Thursday, June11, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, sleep selectively preservers memories that are emotionally salient and relevant to future goals when sleep follows soon after learning. Effects persist for as long as four months after the memory is created.