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Focusing On Context Helps Alleviate Bad Memories

Focusing On Context Helps Alleviate Bad Memories

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online When we go through a traumatic, embarrassing or otherwise negative experience, our minds will often replay those memories – stirring up unwanted emotions over and over again. Now, a...

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2014-04-14 23:11:08

Everyday activities can improve brain fitness. Ace Medical Group doctor provides spring brain exercises. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 "Everyone needs to realize how we are giving up brain activity by giving up everyday tasks," says Dr. Grewal, an Internal medicine physician and author of the book 'Dementia Express: Lose Your Memory in 100 Ways,' a rare satirical on brain health. There are easy and routine ways of exercising one's brain. Here are some ways a...

Memory Area Of Brain In Older Women Boosted With Regular Aerobic Exercise
2014-04-11 08:42:55

BMJ-British Medical Journal Twice weekly routine may help to slow down advance of dementia, say researchers Regular aerobic exercise seems to boost the size of the area of the brain (hippocampus) involved in verbal memory and learning among women whose intellectual capacity has been affected by age, indicates a small study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The hippocampus has become a focus of interest in dementia research because it is the area of the brain...

2014-04-10 12:37:56

Study also suggests potential treatment New research has found that a child's relationships may be a hidden casualty long after a head injury. Neuroscientists at Brigham Young University studied a group of children three years after each had suffered a traumatic brain injury – most commonly from car accidents. The researchers found that lingering injury in a specific region of the brain predicted the health of the children's social lives. "The thing that's hardest about brain...

Rat Study Shows Memory Storage During Sleep Can Be Manipulated
2014-04-09 11:21:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that the brain strengthens and maintains recently acquired memories during sleep and a new study has found that introducing new memories to a sleeping brain disrupts these natural cognitive processes. During sleep, the brain shuffles information from short-term to long-term memory. Studies have shown that the "replay" of freshly learned data while asleep plays an essential role in memory. However, it was...

Napping Helps Children Retain Memory, Learn New Skills
2014-04-09 07:46:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It seems like babies and young children are constantly learning new things and making giant developmental leaps. As if overnight, sometimes, they figure out how to  recognize certain shapes or what the word "no" means no matter who says it. A new study from the University of Arizona and the University of Tübingen shows that, in reality, making those leaps could be just a nap away. The findings, presented at the Cognitive...

2014-04-07 15:58:22

Boston College researchers find barriers to use of science teaching method A survey of science teachers finds they support a new approach to science education, but they struggle to believe that all students are capable of exploring science using a method called argumentation, according to researchers from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Furthermore, teachers in low-income schools said the pressure to meet testing requirements curbs the use of argumentation in their...

2014-03-31 23:23:18

Makers of best-selling brain health supplement announces the takeoff of new memory-promoting YouTube video series. Madison, WI (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Quincy Bioscience, named one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies by the Inc. 5000 list, reveals the launch of unique “Trip Down Memory Lane” video series which is offered on the Prevagen® YouTube channel and available to e-mail subscribers of the Jellyfish Times, a weekly brain health newsletter. This mind-enhancing video...

2014-03-26 08:29:39

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month WEST ORANGE, N.J., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are many ways to protect our brains from injury, such as always wearing a seat belt when in a car or a helmet when playing certain sports. It's equally important to protect the health of our brains by staying physically and mentally active, especially as we age. "Like muscles and bones, our brains need regular exercise and proper nutrition to remain fit and healthy," said Monique Tremaine, Ph.D.,...

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...

Hippocampus Stores Memories By Temporal Context
2014-03-14 09:49:22

[ Watch the Video: Recollection of Times Past: How the Brain Stores Memories ] UC Davis Before I left the house this morning, I let the cat out and started the dishwasher. Or was that yesterday? Very often, our memories must distinguish not just what happened and where, but when an event occurred — and what came before and after. New research from the University of California, Davis, Center for Neuroscience shows that a part of the brain called the hippocampus stores memories by their...