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Chocolate Flavonoids Improve Memory In Pond Snails
2012-09-27 08:48:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Snails are hardly the creature one might think about when reading about how “superfoods” improve memory. But for University of Calgary researchers, these molluscs were the perfect candidates to study how epicatechin, a flavonoid found in chocolate, affects the memory. Ken Lukowiak, a researcher at Calgary, was skeptical when undergraduate Lee Fruson first hypothesized about how dietary factors affect memory. “I...

2012-09-24 22:07:25

People often remark that people of a different race "all look alike." However, when we have trouble recognizing people from another race, it may actually have little to do with the other person's race. Instead, new research finds that that we can improve our memory of members of another race by identifying ourselves as part of the same group. Such identification could improve everything from race relations to eyewitness identification. "One of the most robust phenomena in social perception...

Forget About Fear
2012-09-21 04:44:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Emotional memories can be erased shortly after they are formed through behavioral intervention alone, without the aid of medications, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Science. The breakthrough offers a major step forward in understanding where fearful memories are processed in the brain, and how to permanently erase them. The research could be particularly helpful for people suffering from conditions such...

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2012-09-20 08:41:20

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University recently discovered that a memory of an event can change with each retelling. The team of scientists found that the modification of the memory of an event is due to an adjustment in brain networks that changes the placement of the memory. As a result, when an individual remembers a particular situation, it may not be exactly the same as remembered...

2012-09-19 23:01:04

Daydreaming is normal behavior according to Psychological Science. Ultimate Memory, a leading producer of memory software agrees; however, memory training is essential to help people focus. New York City, NY (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 In a recent study by Psychological Science, it has been shown that a person´s working memory interferes with their ability to focus. Because a person´s working memory can handle multiple ideas, thoughts, and concepts at the same time, this causes the...

Brain Activity Helps Predict Individual's Test Performance
2012-09-19 14:41:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists are monitoring brain activity to help try and predict how well someone will perform on a test they have been studying for, and how to better improve study habits. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have shown it is possible to predict how well people will remember information. The team demonstrated predictions based on the results of monitoring test volunteers with electroencephalography (EEG) sensors....

2012-09-19 02:30:57

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you ever walk into a room and wonder why you are there? Are you frustrated because you sometimes can't recall names of people, but you recognize faces? Do you ever forget where you put your wallet, keys and/or glasses? Do you find yourself in the middle of a conversation, and suddenly "blank" on the next word you wanted to say? If you answered "yes" to any of the above, you have plenty of company. All of the above can be normal memory changes as...

2012-09-16 23:00:32

Memory Animals-Spanish, an educational app from learning gems, provides a twist on a classic game that is fun for adults and children alike. Portage, MI (PRWEB) September 16, 2012 Memory Animals from Learning Gems has a Spanish version that not only teaches basic vocabulary in the foreign language, but also exercises cognitive skills. The app is available on tablets and can be downloaded from the iTunes, Amazon and Barnes & Noble App Stores as well as on Google Play. Memory...

2012-09-12 23:00:34

With new studies showing a correlation between X-rays and brain tumors, dentists are being challenged to more clearly evaluate the need for X-rays. In full support of this challenge is Ultimate Memory, a leading producer of memory software. New York City, NY (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 Recent research shows a link between frequent dental x-rays and a person´s risk for developing meningioma, a common brain tumor. Patients who have had dental x-rays are one to five times at greater risk...

2012-09-10 23:00:37

New formula includes 12 nutrients that have been shown to address age-related memory and cognitive decline. Incline Village, NV (PRWEB) September 10, 2012 Juvenon Inc. officials recently announced the launch of Youthful Memory, a new formula featuring fisetin -- a molecule that can help stimulate the growth of new brain cells and in turn enhance memory and cognitive function. “Fisetin is a molecule found in the common strawberry,” explains biochemist and Juvenon Research...