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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

Orange Juice, Leafy Greens and Berries May Be Tied to Decreased Memory Loss in Men

Nov. 21, 2018 — Eating leafy greens, dark orange and red vegetables and berry fruits, and drinking orange juice may be associated with a lower risk of memory loss over time in ... read more

Antioxidants May Prevent Cognitive Impairment in Diabetes

Nov. 20, 2018 — Cognitive difficulties in patients with diabetes, caused by repeated episodes of low blood sugar, could be reduced with antioxidants, according to a new study. The study findings suggest that ... read more

When Storing Memories, Brain Prioritizes Those Experiences That Are Most Rewarding

Nov. 20, 2018 — A new study finds that overnight the brain automatically preserves memories for important events and filters out the rest, revealing new insights into the processes that guide decision making and ... read more

Making Moves and Memories, Are They Connected?

Nov. 15, 2018 — Researchers report the first direct evidence that the cerebellum does more than just control muscle activity. It also plays a role in cognitive ... read more

So, You Think You're Good at Remembering Faces, but Terrible With Names?

Nov. 13, 2018 — The cringe-worthy experience of not being able to remember an acquaintance's name leads many of us to believe we are terrible with names. However, new research has revealed this intuition is ... read more

Selective Amnesia: How Rats and Humans Are Able to Forget Distracting Memories

Nov. 7, 2018 — Our ability to selectively forget distracting memories is shared with other mammals, suggests new research. The discovery that rats and humans share a common active forgetting ability -- and in ... read more

New Insights Into the Neural Risks and Benefits of Marijuana Use

Nov. 6, 2018 — Research released today underscores both the dangers and the therapeutic promise of marijuana, revealing different effects across the lifespan. Marijuana exposure in the womb or during adolescence ... read more

How Clear Speech Equates to Clear Memory

Nov. 5, 2018 — Some conversations are forgotten as soon as they are over, while other exchanges may leave lasting imprints. Researchers want to understand why and how listeners remember some spoken utterances more ... read more

Happy Childhood Memories Linked to Better Health Later in Life

Nov. 5, 2018 — People who have fond memories of childhood, specifically their relationships with their parents, tend to have better health, less depression and fewer chronic illnesses as older ... read more

New Device Improves Balance in Veterans With Gulf War Illness

Nov. 5, 2018 — Gulf War veterans with unexplained illnesses that cause fatigue, headaches, respiratory disorders and memory problems can improve their balance with a new ... read more

New Studies on Student Alcohol Use Can Inform Interventions to Reduce Blackouts

Nov. 2, 2018 — While most college students who drink alcohol don't intend to drink to the point of blackout, many don't fully understand the specific behaviors and risk factors associated with ... read more

Link Between What We See and How We Remember 'Breaks' as We Get Older

Oct. 26, 2018 — Forgetfulness and age-related memory lapses are a common complaint among older adults, but what is still not understood is what causes these changes. Recent research brings us a step closer to ... read more

Repeated Interferon Stimulation Creates Innate Immune Memory

Oct. 25, 2018 — The innate immune system may be able to be trained to react to viral infections more efficiently by repeated exposure to anti-viral signaling ... read more

Stress Can Impair Memory, Reduce Brain Size in Middle Age

Oct. 25, 2018 — Stress may be causing impaired memory and brain shrinkage in middle-age adults, even before symptoms of Alzheimer's or other dementia begin, according to a new ... read more

Individual Stress Susceptibility and Glucose Metabolism Are Linked to Brain Function

Oct. 24, 2018 — Researchers have now discovered that stress-induced mental disturbances in mice are directly linked to abnormal glucose metabolism. Normalizing the stress-induced alterations in glucose levels, using ... read more

A New Model for How Working Memory Gets You Through the Day

Oct. 24, 2018 — MIT neuroscientists present a new model of working memory that explains how the brain holds information in mind (the 'memory' part) and also executes volitional control over it (the ... read more

Oct. 23, 2018 — As you encounter new experiences and form new memories, your brain changes. Now, researchers show that some of these change occur in a brain region devoted to visual ... read more

Brain Wave Device Enhances Memory Function

Oct. 22, 2018 — The entrainment of theta brain waves with a commercially available device not only enhances theta wave activity, but also boosts memory performance, according to new ... read more

Oct. 19, 2018 — People who have better spatial memory are also better at identifying odors, according to a new study. The study builds on a recent theory that the main reason that a sense of smell evolved was to aid ... read more

Insights on the Effects of Exercise on Cognitive Performance

Oct. 12, 2018 — A new study has looked at the details behind how cognitive performance may improve during aerobic ... read more

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