April 14, 2021

A child’s brain activity reveals their memory ability

A child’s unique brain activity reveals how good their memories are, according to new research. When you scramble to remember a phone number as you enter it into your phone, …

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Previously claimed memory boosting font ‘Sans Forgetica’ does not actually boost memory

It was previously claimed that the font Sans Forgetica could enhance people’s memory for information, however researchers from the University of Warwick and the University of Waikato, New Zealand, have …

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Like a treasure map, brain region emphasizes reward location

Neuroscientists found that a brain region called the lateral septum encodes spatial information with a special emphasis on the location of the reward. We are free to wander but usually …

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Certain personality traits may affect risk of ‘pre-dementia’

A study examined five personality traits — neuroticism, extraversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and openness — and their links to pre-dementia conditions called motoric cognitive risk (MCR) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) …

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Why some older adults remember better than others

New research marks the beginning of an effort to better understand memory and memory loss in older adults using advanced imaging and data analysis techniques.   Even among healthy people, …

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Adult neurogenesis essential for sleep-induced memory consolidation in mice

Adult neurogenesis, in which new neurons are generated within the hippocampus in the fully developed adult brain, occurs in mice — but how new neurons are functionally integrated into existing …

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Early-life education improves memory in old age — Especially for women

Education appears to protect older adults, especially women, against memory loss, according to a new study. Education appears to protect older adults, especially women, against memory loss, according to a …

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Memory consolidation during REM sleep

Researchers have found that activity in adult-born neurons (ABNs) in the hippocampus, which is a brain region associated with memory, are responsible for memory consolidation during REM sleep. Identifying the …

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Molecular pair offers potential for Parkinson’s treatment

A promising molecular pair has offered hope that could lead to the development of a new treatment to slow down Parkinson’s disease, a study has found. A promising molecular pair …

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New gut-brain link: How gut mucus could help treat brain disorders

Gut bacterial imbalance is linked with many neurological disorders. Now researchers have identified a common thread: changes in gut mucus. It’s a new gut-brain connection that opens fresh paths for …

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