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Taking Pictures Doesn't Help Remember
2013-12-09 10:50:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Next time you go to a museum – look around and notice how many people are taking pictures of the exhibits. Ironically, the act of taking a picture, perhaps as a memento, actually ruins the ability to later recall the object, according to a new study. "People so often whip out their cameras almost mindlessly to capture a moment, to the point that they are missing what is happening right in front of them," said study researcher Linda...

2013-12-06 00:02:19

German researchers gain new insights into the functioning of the brain While the human brain is in a resting state, patterns of neuronal activity which are associated to specific memories may spontaneously reappear. Such recurrences contribute to memory consolidation – i.e. to the stabilization of memory contents. Scientists of the DZNE and the University of Bonn are reporting these findings in the current issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The researchers headed by Nikolai Axmacher...

2013-12-04 23:25:21

Memory Supplement Makers Recognize the Importance of Safe Driving This December Madison, WI (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 December is a month of holiday festivities and spending time with loved ones. For many, however, December also means a time for snow and cautious driving. Quincy Bioscience, makers of best-selling brain health supplement Prevagen®, supports Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (December 2-6, 2013). Created by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA)...

2013-12-02 21:28:26

A study investigates the role of the motor system in conceptualization Is it true, as some scientists believe, that to understand words like "spike" (in the volleyball sense) the brain has to "mentally" retrace the sequence of motor commands that accomplish the action? According to a study just published as a cover story in the December issue of Brain Research and conducted with the participation of scientists from SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste, the...

Brain Geotags Memories
2013-11-29 09:35:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Twitter, users can categorize their post by using a hashtag, which connects the tagged post to all other posts with the same identifier. A new study in the journal Science has found that our brains do something similar, by ‘geotagging’ our memories to a specific location. Using experiments involving study participants navigating through a virtual town, the team of American and German scientists concluded that brain cells encode...

2013-11-27 23:25:51

Makers of best-selling brain health supplement supports former professional athletes with age-related memory problems. Madison, WI (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Quincy Bioscience, a Wisconsin-based biotech company, announces the launch of a new national effort to provide memory support for retired professional athletes who are experiencing age-related memory loss. Quincy Bioscience has created an outreach hotline for athletes to call and learn how the nation’s leading memory supplement...

2013-11-27 23:04:12

Keep memories unforgettable this holiday season with Prevagen Extra Strength. Madison, WI (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Holidays mean spending time with loved ones and nothing is more precious than the memories we create during this special time of the year. In effort to remember each cherished moment this holiday season, Quincy Bioscience, makers of best-selling brain health supplement Prevagen®, is offering a unique Holiday Memory Kit. The Holiday Memory Kit includes a free copy of The...

Navigation Abilities Brain Structure
2013-11-26 09:12:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People who instantly know their way around after having traveled to a particular destination at least once have structurally different brains than those who require a map or GPS to navigate from place to place, new research shows. Doctoral researcher Joost Wegman at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands demonstrated that good navigators store relevant landmarks automatically along the way to their destination, while bad...

2013-11-22 08:24:57

OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2013 /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 second quarter ended September 30, 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 September 30, 2013 was $296,024, a decrease from the $399,740...

2013-11-19 12:34:45

StudyMode launches first online game expanding its network of study tools LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- StudyMode, an ed-tech company dedicated to helping students succeed, today announced its entry into online gaming with the launch of Jewels of Wisdom. The game, which works as an extension of StudyMode's flashcard site Cram.com, provides users a fun, visually-engaging online platform to study nearly any topic. Players can load questions from any of the 70 million pre-set...