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2013-10-08 23:32:49

Insights based on the Dimensional Systems Model are discussed in the Neuropsychotherapist magazine. “Speculation” is a regular column about the leading edge of research and theory, with a leaning toward the more speculative areas of thought. Greenville, South Carolina (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Clinical psychologist Robert A. Moss, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP is the author of an article on the implications of the columnar brain code (Dimensional Systems Model) and its applied treatment approach...

2013-10-08 10:15:02

Researchers Find People Use Body Cues to Accurately Identify People Even When Faces are Obscured Subtle body cues allow people to identify others with surprising accuracy when faces are difficult to differentiate. This skill may help researchers improve person-recognition software and expand their understanding of how humans recognize each other. A study published in Psychological Science by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas demonstrates that humans rely on non-facial...

Brain Training Games Do Not Make You More Intelligent
2013-10-08 08:49:16

[ Watch the Video: Mind Games Don't Improve Intelligence ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Brain teasers and other IQ games can be found nearly anywhere online, promising to improve mental function and even boost intelligence. Now one Georgia Institute of Technology researcher says these claims are only half true. While these types of games may improve mental dexterity, particularly where memory is concerned, they cannot improve overall intelligence....

How Depression Affects Memory
2013-10-03 15:55:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Brigham Young University researchers found that Sesame Street's game "One of these things is not like the others" could be used to help determine why depression affects an individual's memory. The researchers reported in the journal Behavioral Brain Research that the skill used in the Sesame Street game fades in adults in proportion to the severity of their symptoms of depression. In the Sesame Street game, young viewers learn to...

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...

Some Fears May Be Eliminated Just By Going To Sleep
2013-09-23 09:25:43

[ Watch the Video: Never Fear! Just Sleep On It! ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research has shown some fears could be unlearned while a person sleeps. Using specific odors, such as woody or floral scents, scientists were able to reduce the reactions of subjects who were trained to fear a pair of faces prior to the study. Going forward, the researchers say this new technique could be used to treat people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder...

Too Much Time Online Can Affect Working Memory
2013-09-20 16:42:48

[ Watch the Video: Facebook Time Impacts Working Memory ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online You may be losing the capacity to store valuable memories or take in information by spending too much time online – except when reading stories on redOrbit, of course. All joking aside, the human brain can be overwhelmed by the flood of information pouring off our computer screen – according to Erik Fransén, a researcher from Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of...

PTSD Treatment Hope From Memory Loss Gene
2013-09-19 04:11:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The discovery of a gene partially responsible for the loss of old memories could benefit people suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by making it easier to replace fear-inducing recollections with more positive associations, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claim in a new study. The gene, which is known as Tet1, appears to control a small group of genes that control the phenomenon...

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...

2013-09-12 13:04:01

Higher measures of aerobic fitness linked to better recall of learned information Physical fitness can boost learning and memory in children, particularly when initial learning on a task is more challenging, according to research published September 11 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Lauren Raine and colleagues from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Forty-eight children aged nine to ten were asked to memorize names and locations on a fictitious map, either only by...


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