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2014-07-08 23:13:08

According to Neuropsychologist Dr. Kenneth Freundlich with Morris Psychological Group, being constantly bombarded with far more information than we can process works to the detriment of our memory, our concentration and ultimately our ability to produce timely results and make good decisions. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Information overload isn't new. Starting with the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century, scholars and scientists have predicted that each...

2014-07-08 15:03:40

University of Luxembourg Finding the roots of illiteracy Working memory in children is linked strongly to reading and academic achievement, a new study from the University of Luxembourg and partner Universities from Brazil has shown. Moreover, this finding holds true regardless of socio-economic status. This suggests that children with learning difficulties might benefit from teaching methods that prevent working memory overload. The study was published recently in the scientific...

2014-06-25 23:13:10

According to Dr. Stacey Spencer with Morris Psychological Group, working memory enables us to hold on to information long enough to manipulate it or use it to complete a task. Researchers estimate that the academic performance of as many as 10-15% of children is affected by problems with working memory. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 There are many reasons that children struggle in the classroom. Their ability to learn is affected by a wide range of emotional and cognitive factors...

Stress Hormone Cortisol May Speed Up Short-Term Memory Loss
2014-06-18 07:54:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While cognitive decline is a relatively normal part of the aging process, some factors could amplify or speed up that process. Working with laboratory rats, researchers at the University of Iowa have found that the stress hormone cortisol could be one of those factors contributing to cognitive decline, according to a new report published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The UI study team found that elevated amounts of cortisol slowly...

2014-06-05 13:26:38

University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences If you're depressed, don't get enough exercise or have high blood pressure, you may find yourself complaining more about memory problems, even if you're a young adult, according to a new UCLA study. UCLA researchers and the Gallup organization polled more than 18,000 people about their memory and a variety of lifestyle and health factors previously shown to increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. They found that many...

Turning Memory Off And On In Rats To Aid Alzheimer's Research
2014-06-02 14:18:58

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online Memory is, it could be said, one of the most important keys in the propagation of a species. Without memory, one would be unable to recall fear of a predator or recognize a situation that promises a reward, such as food or an optimal mating situation. There is a flip-side to the coin of memory, too, however. A particularly traumatic experience can too easily be remembered given an environmental catalyst. Losing memory, as is the case...

2014-05-30 23:11:03

An Ace Medical Group physician writes a negative feedback book to get positive results on brain and memory. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 How could it be? Why would a doctor do that? Dr. Sandeep Grewal is advocating 100 ways to lose your brainpower. He even wrote a book ‘Dementia Express: Lose Your Memory in 100 Ways’ which is ever more popular among his patients. But are they really losing their memory reading this book? “Human mind is tricky,” says Dr. Grewal...

2014-05-27 23:02:53

Members of the media are invited to attend and learn more about the three-year Alzheimer Society of Toronto project. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 The first year results of the Music and Memory: iPod Project by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, that provides free iPod shuffles to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and to their caregivers, will be announced on May 29. Paul Williams of Balance of Care Research and Evaluation Group examined the first year of the...

2014-05-26 20:21:11

Free test aims to reassure the worried well and nudge thosewith serious memory issues to seek help TORONTO, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - If you are in the 50 to 79 age bracket, worried about your memory changes and whether you need to see a doctor, there is a free online brain health test developed by the memory experts at Baycrest Health Sciences that will help you with that decision. The test - co-developed by the brain health solutions company Cogniciti Inc. (owned by Baycrest and...

sight and sound in the visual cortex
2014-05-26 04:33:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While analyzing the brain processes associated with sight, researchers from the University of Glasgow have discovered that the visual cortex processes information not just from the eyes, but from the ears as well. Writing in the journal Current Biology, the study authors explain that the auditory input makes it possible for a person’s visual system to predict incoming information, thus giving them an advantage in potentially...


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