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Facebook Returns Humans To Their Evolutionary Roots
2013-01-15 13:25:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the earliest days of man, we communicated with one another in short burst, usually to alert one another to impending trouble or to get across an urgent point. According to a new study, those short Facebook updates, replete with grammatical errors and sticking keys, are allowing us to communicate this way once more. As a result, we´re more likely to remember Facebook posts than any other form of written word —...

Memory Molecule Theory Debunked By New Study
2013-01-02 16:21:26

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A recent study by neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins University has torn the bottom out of a widely accepted theory about how the brain creates memories. The old paradigm held that the ability to form long-term memories depended largely on the activity of a single enzyme in the brain, a notion that now appears to be entirely incorrect. In a report of their research published in the January 2 issue of the journal Nature, the...

2012-12-31 05:00:11

A new study suggests that people on the road to Alzheimer´s may actually have problems early on in processing semantic or knowledge-based information, which could have much broader implications for how patients function in their lives. Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) December 30, 2012 People who study or treat Alzheimer´s disease and its earliest clinical stage, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), have focused attention on the obvious short-term memory problems. But a new study suggests that...

2012-12-28 15:18:20

People who study or treat Alzheimer's disease and its earliest clinical stage, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), have focused attention on the obvious short-term memory problems. But a new study suggests that people on the road to Alzheimer's may actually have problems early on in processing semantic or knowledge-based information, which could have much broader implications for how patients function in their lives. Terry Goldberg, PhD, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at the...

2012-12-08 05:03:57

Cognitive enhancement formula for men and women now released by Procera. This clinically tested solution use FDA specified testing to produce mental focus, clarity and memory in clinical trials and is now made available for men and women to use. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) December 08, 2012 Procera has launched its new cognitive enhancement formula for men and women online. This natural solution to help with memory loss, lack of focus and stress has been clinically proven to contribute to...

Future PTSD Cure May Block Unwanted Memories
2012-12-06 10:33:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Western University say that they have found a way to treat both Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and drug addiction by selectively blocking the patient´s recall of memories. Led by Nicole Lauzon, a PhD candidate in Professor Steven Laviolette´s lab at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, the researchers´ study has shed light on how a mechanism in the brain´s pre-limbic...

Infants Learn By Taking Inventory Of Things They See
2012-12-04 21:09:47

University of Iowa Model explains crucial links among looking, learning, and memory Researchers at the University of Iowa have documented an activity by infants that begins nearly from birth: They learn by taking inventory of the things they see. In a new paper, the psychologists contend that infants create knowledge by looking at and learning about their surroundings. The activities should be viewed as intertwined, rather than considered separately, to fully appreciate how infants...

Four Is The Magic Number For Our Memory
2012-11-29 08:12:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the last 50 years, psychological lore has held seven as a "magic" number when it comes to the number of items of information the mind can cope with before confusion sets in. A new analysis from the University of New South Wales challenges this long-held view, suggesting the magic might actually be in the number four. American psychologist George Miller published a paper in 1956 in the influential journal Psychological Review....

Memory Method Works Using Virtual Reality
2012-11-16 13:43:32

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the episode of NOVA that aired October 24 of this year, host David Pogue posed the question, “How Smart Can We Get?” At one point in the episode, he met with Chester Santos, who was the 2008 US Memory Champion, to pick his brain on how he manages to learn long strings of numbers and words. Santos taught him a technique that involved visualization of objects that were in Pogue´s own house and associating them with...

2012-11-14 15:05:47

Why being preterm could impair memory, learning New research at the University of Adelaide has demonstrated that teenagers born prematurely may suffer brain development problems that directly affect their memory and learning abilities. The research, conducted by Dr Julia Pitcher and Dr Michael Ridding from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute, shows reduced 'plasticity' in the brains of teenagers who were born preterm (at or before 37 weeks gestation). The results of the...


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