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Rat Memory Study Could Open The Door To Treat Alzheimer's Disease
2013-02-27 16:03:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Indiana University have found that rats have a capacity for “source memory,” a finding that could have implications for both future animal studies and the treatment of human memory disorders. According to the IU team´s report in Current Biology, a rat is capable of remembering how it got a certain food reward. "Researchers can now study in animals what was once thought an exclusively human domain,"...

2012-03-02 13:31:36

If someone has trouble remembering where the car keys or the cheese grater are, new research shows that a memory training strategy can help. Memory training can even re-engage the hippocampus, part of the brain critical for memory formation, the results suggest. Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center have been investigating memory-building strategies for people with MCI (mild cognitive impairment). The techniques used in the study...

2010-10-13 13:20:42

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, led by Larry R. Squire, PhD, professor of psychiatry, psychology and neurosciences at UC San Diego and a scientist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, report that working memory of relational information "“ where an object is located, for example "“ remains intact even if key brain structures like the hippocampus are damaged. The findings, published in the October 13, 2010 issue of The Journal of...

2009-04-21 08:57:08

When we emerge from a supermarket laden down with bags and faced with a sea of vehicles, how do we remember where we've parked our car and translate the memory into the correct action to get back there? A paper in this week's PLoS Biology identifies the specific parts of the brain responsible for solving this everyday problem. The results could have implications for understanding the functional significance of a prominent brain abnormality observed in neuropsychiatric diseases such as...

2009-02-25 22:02:57

U.S. researchers say elderly who are physically fit tend to have bigger hippocampi -- the part of the brain that deals with memory -- and better spatial memory. The study, published in the journal Hippocampus, found that hippocampus size in physically fit adults accounts for about 40 percent of their advantage in spatial memory. The hippocampus, a curved structure deep inside the medial temporal lobe of the brain, is essential to memory formation. Remove it -- as was done in the well-known...

2009-02-25 11:42:14

When it comes to the hippocampus, a brain structure vital to certain types of memory, size matters. Numerous studies have shown that bigger is usually better. Now researchers have found that elderly adults who are more physically fit tend to have bigger hippocampi and better spatial memory than those who are less fit.The study, in the journal Hippocampus, shows that hippocampus size in physically fit adults accounts for about 40 percent of their advantage in spatial memory.The hippocampus, a...


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