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How to Improve Your Memory

Do you forget where you leave your belongings? Are you always asking your spouse where your keys are or other items? These may be symptoms of a bad memory. There are steps that can be taken to improve your memory. They will be covered here. Improving your memory starts with decluttering your brain. Often, a […]

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Stimulate Your Memory with Brain Exercises

You must tune up your brain just as you would your physical body for the best fitness and function. Experimentation has confirmed that habitual cognitive stimulation can keep the mind engaged and healthy far into later years– a very good piece of news for our maturing society who are bothered with loss of memory. The method […]

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How the Brain Recognizes Faces

Face perception has played a central role for social interaction for millions of years, informing us about the identity, age, gender, mood, attractiveness, race and friendliness of a person. Scientists have suggested that facial recognition is a complex process, and it provides important access to the understanding of human brain function. &8230; [visit site to […]

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Heavy snoring, sleep apnea may signal earlier memory and thinking decline

Heavy snoring and sleep apnea may be linked to memory and thinking decline at an earlier age, according to a new study. The research also suggests that treating the disorders with a breathing machine may delay the decline.

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Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says

Excessive movement common among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is actually vital to how they remember information and work out complex cognitive tasks, a new study shows. The findings show the longtime prevailing methods for helping children with ADHD may be misguided.

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Eight nutrients to protect the aging brain

Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle according to a 2014 AARP study. As people age they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased critical thinking to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers write about eight nutrients that may help keep your brain in good shape.

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Cannabis consumers show greater susceptibility to false memories

Consumers of cannabis are more prone to experiencing false memories. One of the known consequences of consuming this drug is the memory problems it can cause. Chronic consumers show more difficulties than the general population in retaining new information and recovering memories. The new study also reveals that the chronic use of cannabis causes distortions […]

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Middle-aged adults lacking vivid memories: Living life in the third person

Imagine living a healthy, normal life without the ability to re-experience in your mind personal events from your past. You have learned details about past episodes from your life and can recite these to family and friends, but you can’t mentally travel back in time to imagine yourself in any of them. Cognitive scientists had […]

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Researchers see promise in treatment to reduce dementia after TBI

Researchers have been attempting to understand the cascade of events following mild head injury that may lead to an increased risk for developing a progressive degenerative brain disease, and their new study shows initial promise for a treatment that might interrupt the process that links the two conditions.

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Brain abnormalities found among those experiencing blast-related mild traumatic brain injury

Individuals with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), particularly those who have had loss of consciousness (LOC), show structural brain abnormalities in their white matter as measured by diffusion tensor imaging. These findings are from the only study to date to demonstrate that mTBI with LOC is associated with brain abnormalities that lead to decreased performance […]

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Verbal therapy could block consolidation of fear memories in trauma victims

A verbal ‘updating’ technique aimed at blocking the consolidation of traumatic memories could protect against the long-term psychological and physiological effects of trauma, according to new research.

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New insight into how brain makes memories

Researchers have identified the role that a key protein associated with autism and the co-occurrence of alcohol dependency and depression plays in forming the spines that create new connections in the brain.

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Extra sleep fixes memory problems in flies with Alzheimer's-like condition

Many studies have linked more sleep to better memory, but new research in fruit flies demonstrates that extra sleep helps the brain overcome catastrophic neurological defects that otherwise would block memory formation, report scientists.

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Human brain inspires computer memory

How is it possible to create computer memory that is both faster and consumes less energy? Researchers have unlocked the physical mechanisms involved in new-generation magnetic memory, and have shown that these mechanisms could be used as “synapses” in a new type of neuro-inspired system, able to learn how to store and retrieve information.

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Your adolescent brain on alcohol: Changes last into adulthood

Repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory, according to a research team that used a rodent model as a surrogate for humans.

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