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2013-04-26 23:01:37

Sleep is no longer regarded as a “rest” period for the brain - the latest research suggests that the brain is intensely active during sleep and actually works on memory consolidation.

Clenching Your Fists May Provide A Memory Boost
2013-04-25 13:22:14

Having trouble putting a name to a face at the grocery store or an annual conference? A new study in PLoS ONE suggests that clenching your fist can help dredge up information from the depths of your mind.

2013-04-20 23:00:09

Suckling is commonly perceived as a natural and instinctive behaviour of newborns.

Studying How Brains Work When Bats Are On The Move
2013-04-19 11:11:44

Two new studies published in the journal Science look at how the brains of animals work when they are on the move. The findings are based on neural activity using bat models.

2013-04-18 13:27:11

Neuroscientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have taken a major step in their efforts to help people with memory loss tied to brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Internal GPS Guides Rats To Rewards
2013-04-18 08:48:04

Scientists studying rats' ability to navigate familiar territory found that remembered spatial information is used by one particular brain structure to imagine routes that the rats then follow much like a GPS system.

2013-04-17 15:18:19

Brain scans are increasingly able to reveal whether or not you believe you remember some person or event in your life.

2013-04-16 14:22:43

Like birds which stop foraging too early on a berry-laden bush, a new study suggests older people struggle to recall items because they flit too often between ‘patches’ in their memories.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.