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Forgetting Is Actively Regulated By The Brain
2014-03-14 14:22:56

University of Basel In order to function properly, the human brain requires the ability not only to store but also to forget: Through memory loss, unnecessary information is deleted and the nervous system retains its plasticity. A disruption of this process can lead to serious mental disorders. Basel scientists have now discovered a molecular mechanism that actively regulates the process of forgetting. The renowned scientific journal "Cell" has published their results. The human brain...

Hippocampus Stores Memories By Temporal Context
2014-03-14 09:49:22

[ Watch the Video: Recollection of Times Past: How the Brain Stores Memories ] UC Davis Before I left the house this morning, I let the cat out and started the dishwasher. Or was that yesterday? Very often, our memories must distinguish not just what happened and where, but when an event occurred — and what came before and after. New research from the University of California, Davis, Center for Neuroscience shows that a part of the brain called the hippocampus stores memories by their...

How Does The Brain Recognize Familiar Music?
2014-03-12 15:25:15

McGill University McGill research reveals how motor networks help us know whether we've previously heard a tune Research from McGill University reveals that the brain's motor network helps people remember and recognize music that they have performed in the past better than music they have only heard. A recent study by Prof. Caroline Palmer of the Department of Psychology sheds new light on how humans perceive and produce sounds, and may pave the way for investigations into whether motor...

In One Ear And Out The Other
2014-02-27 09:23:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Having a hard time remembering someone’s name or a phone number? It turns out that seeing is better than hearing when it comes to memory. According to a new study from the University of Iowa published in the journal PLOS ONE, people are more apt to remember something they see or touch compared to something they hear. "As it turns out, there is merit to the Chinese proverb 'I hear, and I forget; I see, and I remember," said study...

2014-02-20 12:08:38

Keep this in mind: Scientists say they've learned how your brain plucks information out of working memory when you decide to act. Say you're a busy mom trying to wrap up a work call now that you've arrived home. While you converse on your Bluetooth headset, one kid begs for an unspecified snack, another asks where his homework project has gone, and just then an urgent e-mail from your boss buzzes the phone in your purse. During the call's last few minutes these urgent requests — snack,...

Memories Made By The Age Of 25 Will Most Likely Be Your Best Ever
2014-02-20 04:43:53

[ Watch the Video: When Do Memories Lose Importance? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Bad news for those of us over the age of 25: a new study from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Aarhus suggests most people will have already made the most important memories of their lives by then. As part of their research, lead researcher Kristina Steiner, a doctoral student in psychology at UNH, and colleagues spoke with 34 members of an active...

2014-02-17 23:24:16

Through an exploration of neuroscience and art, a Philadelphia based artist discovers the connection between memory and creativity and how everyone can benefit from tapping into this little-known resource of personal transformation. Contact: PMV Productions. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 When it comes to creativity many believe that they either have it or they don’t. Some people—artists, designers, poets, writers, singers, techno geniuses—are born with great creative...

2014-02-14 16:26:37

OTTAWA, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - ZIM Corporation (OTCBB: ZIMCF), a provider of software products and services for the database and mobile markets: today announced its financial results for its third quarter ended December 31, 2013. All figures presented are calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in the United States and presented in US dollars. Revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 was $357,334, an increase from the $334,577...

Cognitive Performance In Older Adults Improved With Nutritional Supplement
2014-02-07 12:24:26

University of South Florida NT-020, a proprietary supplement including blueberries and green tea, improved cognitive processing speed in clinical trial participants without impaired memory Declines in the underlying brain skills needed to think, remember and learn are normal in aging. In fact, this cognitive decline is a fact of life for most older Americans. Therapies to improve the cognitive health of older adults are critically important for lessening declines in mental...

Brain Edits, Splices Past Memories With Current Events
2014-02-05 10:26:18

[ Watch the Video: Brains Edits Past Memories ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While we may like to think of our brains as a video camera that records events exactly as they happen, a new study from scientists at Northwestern University has found that the brain acts more like an editing studio, cutting and splicing past events based on present circumstances. "When you think back to when you met your current partner, you may recall this feeling of love and...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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