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2013-04-07 23:00:14

Fear is actually the product of a reconsolidated memory, which can enhance the trauma of what is possibly a value-neutral experience or event. This was the conclusion of a recent study showing the possibility of erasing a fear by reconditioning the memory of it, eReflect says. New York City, NY (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Not all memories are pleasant ones. There are many times when people might want to have something like a memory-erasing pill that they could take to forget an unpleasant event....

2013-03-28 23:02:01

Identifying the neural code could greatly increase the chances those projects could succeed in all their stated goals Greenville, SC (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 Clinical psychologist Dr. Robert A. Moss and three graduate students have just published an article supporting the cortical column as the binary unit (bit) involved in all cortical processing and memory storage. The physiological definition of memory involves the connections among columns which serve as the neural circuits. It is...

Superhero Supercomputer Helps Fight Mental Disorders
2013-03-27 09:13:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers are using the record-breaking supercomputer Gordon — named after the comic strip superhero Flash Gordon — to devise a novel way to guide the development of treatments for mental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. When Gordon officially came online in January 2012 at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), the supercomputer was instantly impressive, sustaining more than 35 million input/output...

Memory Tricks Help Us Keep Track Of Vast Social Networks
2013-03-22 05:20:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Humans keep track of our vast social networks by using special memory tricks that cheat complexity, rather than using routine memorization, according to a new Cornell University study. These memorization shortcuts effectively simplify rules, the way in which a person might remember a number sequence that always increases by two, according to lead author Matthew Brashears, assistant professor of sociology. People recall social...

2013-03-14 11:02:15

Regular game play improves performance on tasks that use similar mental processes as video game Playing video games for an hour each day can improve subsequent performance on cognitive tasks that use similar mental processes to those involved in the game, according to research published March 13 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Adam Chie-Ming Oei and Michael Donald Patterson of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Non-gamer participants played five different games on their...

2013-03-12 22:51:31

UC Riverside psychologist´s research team discovers sleep mechanism critical to memory consolidation and finds that Ambien enhances the process A team of sleep researchers led by UC Riverside psychologist Sara C. Mednick has confirmed the mechanism that enables the brain to consolidate memory and found that a commonly prescribed sleep aid enhances the process. Those discoveries could lead to new sleep therapies that will improve memory for aging adults and those with dementia,...

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....

2013-02-28 16:31:22

A new analysis has found that a combination of methods that help patients with dementia remember proper eating habits can improve their physical health and lessen symptoms of depression. Published early online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the study indicates that clinicians should consider using this intervention in individuals with dementia who also have poor nutrition and signs of depression. In patients with dementia, poor nutrition or decreased food intake may cause symptoms of...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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