spatial 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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Moderate physical exercise in older adults shown to improve memory


February 1st, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study-conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Illinois, Rice University, and Ohio State University-shows that one year of moderate physical exercise can increase ... Read more...

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Sleep best time to strengthen memories: Study


January 24th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 24 (ANI): The best way to 'remember' something important is to remember it while you are asleep, suggests a new study.The research, led by Bjorn Rasch of the University of ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acids could help prevent traumatic brain injury


January 9th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Taking the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexanoic acid (DHA) might offer a new way of protecting against traumatic brain injury (TBI), suggest animal experiments.Although only preliminary, the results raise ... Read more...

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Epileptic seizures linked to ancient gene family?


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): An American biologist has identified an ancient gene family that plays a pivotal role in regulating the excitability of nerves within the brain. The discovery points to a ... Read more...

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Brain training games ‘don’t improve IQ’


April 21st, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): People who use brain-training software to boost their mental skills are likely to be disappointed, for a new study has shown that computerized cognitive training does not make ... Read more...

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‘Grid cells’ that act like spatial map in the brain identified


January 21st, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Researchers have identified 'grid cells' that act like a spatial map in the human brain.The study by UCL scientists may help to explain how we create internal maps ... Read more...

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New brain scan better detects early signs of Alzheimer’s


January 7th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): A new brain scan, called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), has been found to be better at detecting earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease in healthy people, according to a ... Read more...

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Top ten smartest species revealed in 2009


January 2nd, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 2 (ANI): A report from BBC's Earth News has outlined ten of the smartest species revealed in 2009.At number one is the albatross, which is smart enough to associate with ... Read more...

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Avid video game players ‘faster, more accurate in real life’


December 18th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new American study suggests that avid video game players process information faster and more accurately in real life situations.Matthew Dye, Shawn Green and Daphne Bavelier, psychological scientists ... Read more...

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Video games help sharpen one’s visual, cognitive skills


December 18th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) This holiday gift season is packed with popular gaming systems and adrenaline-pumping, sharpshooting games. Regular gamers are fast and accurate information processors, not only during playtime, but in ... Read more...

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Brahmi herb shows promise in treating Alzheimer’s


December 6th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Researchers are coming by evidence that herbs like brahmi, associated with the ayurveda system of medicine, can help ward off Alzheimer's disease and preserve one's mental faculties. Although ... Read more...

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Vitamin C deficiency impairs early brain development


September 3rd, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Newborn guinea pigs subjected to Vitamin C deficiency have worse memory than their counterparts with enough of the vitamin, says new research suggesting that it may be essential ... Read more...

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Vitamin C deficiency may impair newborn babies’ mental development


September 3rd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that vitamin C deficiency may impair the mental development of newborn babies.The study showed that guinea pigs, which lack vitamin C, have 30 ... Read more...

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Revolutionary new way could lead to early-detection of Alzheimer’s


August 13th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Researchers at Tel Aviv University are pioneering a new way to track the effect of memory on brain structure - a development that could lead to an early-detection ... Read more...

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Eating high levels of fructose may impair memory


July 17th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Diets high in fructose - a type of sugar found in most processed foods and beverages - could impair spatial memory, says a study on adult rats.To reach ... Read more...

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Chimps tend to remember the exact location of favourite fruit trees


June 9th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): Chimpanzees have an inherent spatial memory that makes them remember the exact location of all their favourite fruit trees, according to a study.In fact, primatologists have found that ... Read more...

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Socialites, curmudgeons may have different brain structures


June 1st, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): A British study suggests that the brains of socialites and curmudgeons may be differently structured.Published in the European Journal of Neuroscience, the study involved 41 randomly selected ... Read more...

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Fitness improves memory, increases brain size


February 25th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Elderly adults who are more physically fit tend to have bigger hippocampi, a part of the brain that has a bearing on spatial memory. Remove the hippocampus, as was ... Read more...

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Physical fitness improves spatial memory in older adults


February 25th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Older adults who are physically fit have better spatial memory than those who are less healthy, says a new study.Spatial memory is the part of memory responsible ... Read more...

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Low-carb diets can adversely affect dieters cognition skills


December 12th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Low-carbohydrate diet might help you shed those extra pounds, but it can have an adverse impact on your cognition skills, says a new study.Tufts University researchers found ... Read more...

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Why the brains left side is functionally different from its right side


November 18th, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A team of Japanese researchers has shed light on why the brains left side is functionally different from its right side by finding structural differences of synapses, ... Read more...

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Continuous brain cell generation key to learning and memory


September 1st, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 1 (ANI): Experiments on mice conducted at Kyoto University in Japan have shown that new cells that some parts of the brain keep generating are key to learning and ... Read more...

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Aging weakens ”replay” of memories during sleep


July 30th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Old age not just welcomes pains and aches, it also brings along the impairment in the consolidation of memories during sleep a process important in converting new ... Read more...

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Bats vocal sonar also helps it form spatial memory


June 27th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): A researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park, says that studying the vocal sonar of bats may help gain significantly deeper understanding of mechanisms in the ... Read more...

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Concord grape juice may help improve memory in older adults


June 3rd, 2008 - 11:06 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Drinking polyphenol-rich Concord grape juice may improve memory in older adults, finds a new study.The study, led by Robert Krikorian, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati ... Read more...

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Extra iron may delay infants development


May 5th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Feeding your infants with extra iron when they don't need it might hinder their development, says a new study.The new study from University of Michigan on 494 ... Read more...

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Neuron birth process modulates learning, memory


February 1st, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 1 (ANI): An animal study by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has revealed that a process by which neural stem cells remain in proliferative state, known as ... Read more...

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