visual memory

Low levels of Omega fatty acids weaken memory


February 28th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids -- nutrients found in fish -- may weaken memory and also accelerate brain ageing, says a new study."People with lower ... Read more...

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Click people, not places, for memorable photos


May 25th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) The most unforgettable photos are those that depict people, not static indoor scenes or landscapes, however beautiful or appealing they might be, a study suggests."Pleasantness ... Read more...

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US memory champion reveals his techniques for remembering


March 24th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): US memory champion Joshua Foer has revealed the technique he used to unravel the secrets of the brain.Six years ago, science writer Foer was just like any other ... Read more...

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‘Bad’ neighbourhood linked to worse cognitive function in some older adults


March 8th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has warned that living in a psychosocially hazardous neighbourhood could worsen the cognitive function in older age for persons with the apolipoprotein E e4 allele ... Read more...

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Average Brit man spends 11 yrs in front of TV, 10,500 hrs in pub


February 27th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): The average British man spends 10,585 hours in the pub, 11 years in front of the TV and learns to cook just four meals in his lifetime, according ... Read more...

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Gene discovery could pave way for nearsightedness treatments


September 13th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have uncovered a gene linked with myopia or nearsightedness in Caucasian people from several different regions, including Dutch, British and Australian subjects.The ... Read more...

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Now, skull electrodes to give your memory a boost


August 14th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): Help could be on its way for those who find it difficult to memorize things. Scientists have found the first non-invasive way of stimulating the brain that can ... Read more...

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Brain fitness program improves visual memory in older adults


July 15th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A commercial brain fitness program has been shown to improve memory in older adults, at least in the period soon after training.The UCSF research shows that simple visual ... Read more...

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Antidepressant may help improve cognitive function after stroke


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Antidepressant escitalopram may help improve thinking, learning and memory skills in stroke patients, says a new study.The study has been published in the February issue of Archives of ... Read more...

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Cognitive testing, brain lesions may help predict MS progression risk


July 30th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that cognitive testing, gender and brain lesions might help people with inactive or benign multiple sclerosis (MS) better predict their future with the disease.People with ... Read more...

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Short-term memories ‘don’t fade away gradually’


April 30th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): For many years, scientists have held that short-term memories don't suddenly disappear, but grow gradually more imprecise over the course of several seconds. However, a new study has ... Read more...

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Buddhist deity meditation temporarily boosts visuospatial abilities


April 28th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A specific method of meditation may temporarily boost visuospatial abilities, the ability to retain an image in visual memory for a long time, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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Family history raises Alzheimers risk


February 19th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A team researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has found that people who have parents diagnosed with Alzheimer''s disease or dementia are significantly more likely ... Read more...

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Why our memories are hogged by attention grabbers


August 8th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): A new study funded by the Wellcome Trust suggests that human visual memory is not as sharp as previously believed, but it can be used more flexibly ... Read more...

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Human brain is a keener detective of auditory change than visual change


January 20th, 2008 - 7:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI):Human brain is capable of differentiating the minutest visual and auditory changes, but it uses more efficient mechanisms in auditory memory than in visual memory, according to a new ... Read more...

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