learning and memory

Green tea boosts memory


September 6th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) Scientists now have an explanation for why green tea is good for the brain -- it lies in the chemical properties that affect the production of ... Read more...

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Easter Island drug boosts memory, learning


July 1st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 1 (IANS) A drug of Polynesian origin has shown exciting results in improving memory and learning, which diminish with age but hit rock bottom in Alzhemier's patients. University ... Read more...

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Beware of the power of suggestions!


June 7th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 7 (IANS) Deliberate suggestions can influence how people perform in learning and memory tasks, which products they prefer and how they respond to supplements and medicines, a study ... Read more...

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Benefits on exercise on brain unravelled


May 20th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Exercise is a real boon - clearing the mind, pumping in more blood and oxygen to the brain and doing much more, latest research suggests. David ... Read more...

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Higher dosage of ADHD drug retards learning


March 12th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) The drug Ritalin (methylphenidate) may impair learning and memory in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, according to the latest finding. The results parallel ... Read more...

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Reversing Alzheimer’s gene ‘blockade’ restores memory


March 1st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) An enzyme overproduced in the brains of Alzheimer's patients creates a blockade that shuts off genes necessary to form new memories, says a new research.Furthermore, ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel genetic link to trauma


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered genetic clues as to why some mice are still fearful while others are resilient to traumatic experiences -- knowledge that could help those ... Read more...

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MIT geeks build chip to mimic brain cell


November 16th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Scientists have long aspired to build computer systems that could replicate our brain's potential for learning new tasks. MIT researchers have now edged closer to that ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate protein that sculpts memory


September 29th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Altering tiny amounts of a protein in specific parts of the brains of mammals can profoundly affect learning and memory, says a new study. The protein, ... Read more...

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Tickling brain part boosts memory cells


September 21st, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 21 (IANS) Electrically tickling a specific brain part stimulates production of new cells that enhance memory and cognition, says a new Canadian research."DBS (deep brain stimulation) has been ... Read more...

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Birth control pills impair memory


September 11th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Women taking contraceptive pills face problems with their memory, new research says.University of California, Irvine researchers have shown that hormonal contraception pills "alter memory".The medications ... Read more...

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Managing people helps develop better brains


September 9th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 9 (IANS) Managing other people at the workplace promotes brain health, protects memory and the learning centre well into old age.University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers have ... Read more...

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Sleep disorder linked to elderly men’s blood pressure


August 31st, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Poor sleep quality greatly raises the risk of high blood pressure among elderly men, says a study.According to the study, lack of deep sleep was found ... Read more...

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Pollution can cause brain damage, depression


July 5th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Long-term exposure to air pollution could damage the brain and cause depression, besides triggering learning and memory problems. Mice tests showed that, in the long term, ... Read more...

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Elusive memory molecule identified


June 27th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Do you have a tough time figuring out where you placed your car keys or recalling names at a cocktail party? Researchers have now pinpointed the ... Read more...

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Testosterone perks memory in post-menopausal women


June 7th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 7 (IANS) Post-menopausal women have better memory after daily treatment with a testosterone spray for six months. "These results offer a potential therapy, where none currently exists, to ... Read more...

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Stress may aggravate Alzheimer’s risk


May 27th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) Don't strees yourself too much, else an increased release of stress hormones could trigger Alzheimer's disease, to go by new research based on mice.Scientists from the ... Read more...

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Binge drinking impairs memory of youngsters


May 17th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Binge drinking can attack memory even in adults as young as 18 years of age, a Spanish study has found.Heavy alcohol consumption makes it more difficult ... Read more...

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Prairie voles’ social bonding offers hopes for new autism therapies


April 30th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30(ANI): The process by which prairie voles learn to bond with their mate are offering researchers at the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience (CTSN) at Emory University a useful tool ... Read more...

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A cluttered brain doesn’t remember


April 20th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 20 (IANS) Lapses in memory occur more frequently with age, yet the reasons for this increasing forgetfulness have not always been clear.However, new research shows that older individuals ... Read more...

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Cluttered memory halts older people from learning new things


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A new research from Concordia University has suggested that older individuals have reduced learning and memory because their minds tend to be cluttered with irrelevant information when performing ... Read more...

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Learning and memory depends upon the way one looks at ‘intelligence’.


April 16th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): "If it was easy to learn, it will be easy to remember," too simple to be true?A new research has suggested that there is a subjective angle ... Read more...

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Scientists identify key long-term memory change in fruit flies


April 14th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Scientists have identified a change in chemical influx into a specific set of neurons in the common fruit fly that is fundamental to long-term memory."In studying fruit ... Read more...

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Alcohol can help brain to learn, remember better


April 13th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A new study has found that drinking alcohol primes certain areas of our brain to learn and remember better.Neurobiologist Hitoshi Morikawa said the common view that drinking is ... Read more...

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Exposure to vehicle pollution causes brain damage in mice


April 8th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A study has found that mice, which are exposed to short-term vehicle pollution, show significant brain damage, including signs associated with memory loss and Alzheimer's disease.According to the ... Read more...

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Scientists find ‘knowing it in your gut’ is real


March 24th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new study has discovered that the 'cross-talk' between bacteria in our gut and our brain plays an important role in the development of psychiatric illness, intestinal diseases ... Read more...

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Bees could hold the key to dementia


March 24th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) A Norwegian scientist has successfully reversed the aging process in bee brain, which may have a bearing on dementia."We accept that as we age, our health ... Read more...

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Is bacterial chatter behind mental illness, obesity?


March 24th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 24 (IANS) The chatter between bugs present in your gut and your brain plays a key role in bringing on psychiatric illness, intestinal diseases and obesity among others.This ... Read more...

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Brain can compensate loss of new cells


March 20th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) The brain is an amazingly adaptable organ that can restore critical functions linked with learning and memory even if its ability to make new cells is ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on the brain’s ability to reorganize itself


March 19th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to isolating the mechanisms by which the brain compensates for disruptions and reroutes neural functioning - which could ultimately lead to treatments for ... Read more...

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Scientists shed new light on proteins in brain fluids


March 12th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that proteins in fluids bathing the brain are essential for building it.The finding promises to advance research related to neurological disease, cancer and stem cells.Before ... Read more...

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Certain genetic makeup reduces the brain’s neurons in drug addicts


March 8th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that that drug addicted individuals who have a certain genetic makeup have lower gray matter density-and therefore fewer neurons-in areas of the brain ... Read more...

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Previously unrecognized susceptibility factor for bipolar disorder identified


March 4th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists have shed new light on the genetic basis of bipolar disorder, a highly heritable mood disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of mania and depression.The new study ... Read more...

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Star-shaped brain cells ‘essential for making long-term memories’


March 4th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Experts have found that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes, which were earlier considered little more than structures to fill the gaps between all-important neurons, have a function that's ... Read more...

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Mediation boosts brain health - and just in a few months


February 16th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston has found that regular meditation can boost brain health and results begin to show in just a few months.The researchers ... Read more...

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