long term 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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Take breaks, sleep to learn better


August 21st, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Trying to master a new skill or new dance steps? Make sure you take good breaks while training because you'll learn faster than if you push ... Read more...

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Sharon felt ‘ugly’ after surgery


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Sharon Stone, once named the world's most beautiful woman, has admitted she felt ugly after suffering a brain haemorrhage.The 53-year-old underwent medical surgery in 2001 ... Read more...

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Can traumatic memories be erased?


April 28th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Can war veterans, rape victims and other people who have witnessed horrific crimes have their traumatic memories erased? Scientists believe so."I think we will be able ... Read more...

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Scientists discover way to reduce traumatic memories


April 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): In a new study, UCLA life scientists have made a discovery that may make the reduction of traumatic memories a reality.Veterans of war, rape victims and other people ... Read more...

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Slower brain speed behind elders communication problems


April 24th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): The slow processing speed of an aging brain has been identified as the prime reason for healthy older adults experiencing communication problems, aKansasUniversity professor has revealed in his ... Read more...

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Diet of emails, texts, tweets and status updates can drain your brain!


April 19th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): A new study has shown emails, texts, tweets and status updates could be detrimental to our mental health.It suggested that modern technology could be damaging our minds by ... 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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Long-term ecstasy users ‘risk structural brain damage’


April 7th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): A new research suggests that long-term users of the popular recreational drug ecstasy (MDMA) risk structural brain damage.Other research has suggested that people who use ecstasy develop significant ... Read more...

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How those ‘Aha’ moments are imprinted in memory


April 2nd, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): We can practically feel the light bulb click in our head when we suddenly find the answer to a riddle or understand the solution to a problem.But ... Read more...

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Here come clues to long-term memory making


March 21st, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) You may recall the exact shade of your beloved's eyes for years. But how do you do it? Answer to the question may have a bearing ... Read more...

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How Prozac alters brain plasticity


March 16th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study is investigating physiological changes within the brain that may be caused by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) such as Prozac, used for treating severe anxiety ... Read more...

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Enzyme enhances, erases rat’s long-term memories


March 6th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) A brain enzyme can enhance or erase memory in rats long after it has formed, according to a new study. "Our study is the first to ... 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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Violent video games do not desensitize players: Study


February 20th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Previous research has suggested that playing violent video games cause people to exhibit more aggressive behavior, or become less emotionally responsive to violent images.However, a new study has ... Read more...

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Scientists find protein that boosts memory, prevents forgetfulness


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Scientists have found that type 2 insulin (IGF-II) growth factor reinforces memory and prevents forgetfulness in animal models.The result of the international research study was developed at the ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for improving long-term memory identified


January 27th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have identified a therapy that may enhance memory and prevent the loss of long-term memory.Led by Cristina Alberini, Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, ... Read more...

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Brain chemical boosts memory, could treat Alzheimer’s


January 27th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key chemical that boosts memory, potentially opening the way to newer treatments for Alzheimer's.In a series of experiments, Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers ... Read more...

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‘Old teaching methods more suited for retaining knowledge’


January 21st, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Old-fashioned ways of teaching like reciting times-tables and verb conjugations are better than trendy new teaching methods, say researchers. Researchers believe that reciting facts shortly after learning them ... Read more...

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Why minor details are linked to long-term memories


January 14th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Scientists have found why we remember the smallest of details of an episode even after a long period of time."Our finding explains, at least partially, why seemingly ... Read more...

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Human umbilical cord blood cells boost survival, maturation of key brain cells


December 15th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCBs) provide a 'trophic effect' (nutritional effect) that enhances survival and maturation of hippocampal neurons harvested from both young and old laboratory animals, ... Read more...

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Can flu infections prevent asthma?


December 14th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that the influenza virus infection in young mice protected the mice as adults against the development of allergic asthma.The same protective effect ... Read more...

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Obstructive sleep apnea may shrink brain’s gray matter


November 13th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A new research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may cause structural defects in the brain's gray matter, resulting in problems with cognitive functions such as attention and ... Read more...

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Working memory functions despite brain damage


October 13th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Working memory remains intact even if key brain structures like the hippocampus are damaged, say researchers.The findings, by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of ... Read more...

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Study links maternal illness to schizophrenia risk


September 19th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) A breakdown in communications between two brain regions that points to symptoms of schizophrenia could be triggered by a maternal immune reaction to infection, a recent study says. ... Read more...

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New mechanism of memory formation discovered


August 26th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel mechanism that plays a critical role in the formation of long-term memory.The findings from researchers at the Florida campus of The Scripps ... Read more...

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Chemical system in brain that behaves differently in cocaine addicts identified


August 11th, 2010 - 10:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified a chemical system in the brain that reacts differently in cocaine addicts.According to researchers, the findings that could result in new treatment options for individuals ... Read more...

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Conditions that boost snail’s memory identified


June 30th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Canadian scientists have identified which environmental stress conditions encourage pond snails to remember and which make them forget.The find could help scientists understand how memory works in humans.When ... Read more...

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Newborns possess innate sense of direction


June 18th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Newborn rats have an innate sense of direction, a new British research has revealed.The study, conducted by scientists at University College London (UCL), demonstrates that the brain's representations ... Read more...

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How meth improves snail’s memory


June 4th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Memories formed under the influence of meth (methamphetamine) are likely to linger for long, possibly because the drug upsets the mechanisms for forgetting, suggests a new research on ... Read more...

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New research paves way for drugs to treat age-related memory loss


May 19th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Researchers at Princeton University have shown that two methods of extending life span have very different effects on memory performance and decline with age.While the nematode C. elegans ... Read more...

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Smoking may impair women’s cognition


March 19th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Men and women with a history of alcohol abuse may not see long-term negative effects on their memory and thinking but female smokers do, a new study suggests. In ... Read more...

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Earliest signs that predict eventual onset of Alzheimer’s


January 29th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Through the use of sophisticated brain-imaging techniques, researchers at UCLA have found earliest signs that could help predict an eventual onset of Alzheimer's, well before any outward symptoms.They've ... Read more...

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Scent helps consumers remember product information


December 15th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A product's scent may prove effective in helping consumers remember product information, says a new study."Product scent may be particularly effective at enhancing memory for product information as ... Read more...

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Brain’s fatty acid behind long-term memory, learning identified


October 31st, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A fatty acid in the brain, called palmitate, is what makes us memorize the stories which our grandmothers used to narrate to us, says a new study.The researchers ... Read more...

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