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2013-03-12 22:51:31

UC Riverside psychologist´s research team discovers sleep mechanism critical to memory consolidation and finds that Ambien enhances the process A team of sleep researchers led by UC Riverside psychologist Sara C. Mednick has confirmed the mechanism that enables the brain to consolidate memory and found that a commonly prescribed sleep aid enhances the process. Those discoveries could lead to new sleep therapies that will improve memory for aging adults and those with dementia,...

2010-08-13 16:38:01

Presentations focus on the brain and sleep The ability to remember is not just to glimpse into the past; a sharp memory can help with creativity, productivity and even the ability to imagine the future, according to several psychologists. Sleep, aging and brain chemistry research were all discussed during several presentations on memory at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. The benefits of sleep are well-documented, but researcher Sara C. Mednick, PhD, and...

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2010-03-21 08:25:00

More than 1 behavior can spread simultaneously across a social network Recent studies have shown that behaviors such as happiness, obesity, smoking and altruism are "contagious" within adult social networks. In other words, your behavior not only influences your friends, but also their friends and so on. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego and Harvard University have taken this a step farther and found that the spread of one behavior in social networks "“ in this...