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Reading Out Loud: Study Finds Reading Aloud Helps Improve Memory

Researchers find that reading text out loud can make a person remember it better. The act adds action to the task and makes it more personal.

Neuroscience December 2, 2017

Drinking Alcohol After Studying Can Improve Memory: Study

Consuming alcohol after learning something new appears to boost the brain's ability to retain information. Researchers also found that drinking more alcohol is linked to greater enhancement of the memory.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 26, 2017

Loss Of Certain Speech Abilities And Hearing Deemed Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s

Speech problems may reflect not just less fluency and communication prowess, but also early signs of cognitive decline that could pave the way for Alzheimer's disease later on. Read on for the study details.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 18, 2017

New Brain Game May Help Improve Memory Of Dementia Patients: Study

A brain game developed by Cambridge University researchers has shown positive results in improving the memory and motivation of patients with mild memory problems. Neuroscientists hope the game could be tested in a large-scale study.

Neuroscience July 3, 2017

New Mice Study Finds Extra Virgin Olive Oil Might Stave Off Alzheimer's Disease

Extra virgin olive oil is beneficial for both the heart and the brain. In fact, eating meals with extra virgin olive oil might help preserve memory and stave off Alzheimer’s disease, a new mice study revealed.

Neuroscience June 21, 2017

How To Super-Size Your Memory: It’s Just A Matter Of Training, Science Says

The brains of memory champions do not have something different in structure. Instead, the trick lies in training people with typical memory skills using mnemonics.

Neuroscience March 9, 2017

Probiotics In Yogurt Can Help Improve Cognitive Function Of Alzheimer's Disease Patients

A daily dose of yogurt with probiotics has been found to significantly improve the cognitive function of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a new study in Iran revealed. It has also been found to trigger metabolic changes that lead to lower cholesterol levels.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2016

Women Remember More Than Men But Memories Fade As Menopause Sets In

Women naturally have a knack for remembering things but researchers have discovered that the memories they’ve accumulated over the years start to fade once menopause kicks in.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 11, 2016

Samsung To Set 8 GB RAM As Standard For Future Smartphones

Samsung is introducing the industry's first 8 GB low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) DRAM package for future ultra-slim and high-powered smartphones. The memory chips bank on high-end performance with power consumption efficiency.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 21, 2016

Zika Virus Effects On Adults: Zika Virus Can Damage Brain And Memory, New Evidence Suggests

A nurse who was infected with Zika in the Dominican Republic suffered from neurological problems. Her case provides evidence the mosquito-borne virus can affect the brains of human adults.

Public Health September 13, 2016

Adult Brain Just As Vulnerable To Zika Virus As Fetal Brain: Study

Despite being known to affect the brain development of unborn children, the Zika virus has been found to damage the brain of adult individuals as well. The infection attacks a particular group of cells responsible for memory and learning.

Public Health August 22, 2016

Eating Mediterranean Diet Is Linked To Better Memory, Cognitive Function

Here's another reason why the Mediterranean diet is good for your health: a new study suggests following this diet can lead to better memory and cognitive function.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 15, 2016

Eating More Cinnamon Could Improve Learning Ability

Here's another reason to spice up your life or your coffee and toast with a dash of cinnamon. Researchers find that eating more cinnamon can help improve learning and memory abilities.

Neuroscience July 14, 2016

Exercise May Improve Stress-Related Memory Problems In Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer survivors may benefit from engaging in physical activities. Exercise may help improve their memory problems related to stress.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 10, 2016

Memory Loss In People With Alzheimer's Disease Reversible: Here's Why New Broad-Based Treatment Worked

Using broad-based and personalized treatments, researchers were able to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer's disease patients. What made this new therapeutic approach effective?

Neuroscience June 19, 2016

How To Remember Better: Working Out Four Hours After Studying May Help You Improve Your Memory

Do you have trouble remembering information, especially new ones? New research suggests that to improve one’s rusty memory, you may want to hit the gym four hours after learning or studying.

Neuroscience June 17, 2016

Antibiotics May Stop Growth Of New Brain Cells

Researchers have discovered that long-term antibiotic treatment could produce adverse effects on memory function. It could also prevent the production of new brain cells in the hippocampus of the brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 23, 2016

Unethical Amnesia May Explain Why We Forget Our Bad Behavior

Forgetting unethical actions and practicing dishonesty seem very common. A new study found that unethical amnesia may explain why people tend to forget their bad behavior.

Neuroscience May 20, 2016

The REM In Remembering: Deep Sleep Is Key To Emotional, Spatial Memories

How important is getting a deep sleep at night? Research suggests that REM sleep not only affects our physical and mental health, but it also helps consolidate our memories.

Neuroscience May 16, 2016

Constant 'Retweeting' Can Interfere With Your Memory, Learning

Constant retweeting or sharing information on social media networks can affect memory and learning process. Researchers have found that those who often repost information experience some form of cognitive overload.

Neuroscience May 1, 2016

Do Plants Form Memories? Scientist Finds 'Remembering' Protein

In an amazing discovery, plants might just be capable of forming memories, suggests a biologist from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Massachusetts. A prion-like protein discovered in a plant might be responsible for its memory-making capability.

Earth/Environment April 30, 2016

Scent Of Rosemary May Help You Remember Your Tasks, Events For The Day

The scent of rosemary may help you remember tasks and events for the day. The researchers would want to further study if the finding has any long-term benefits.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2016

Peppermint Tea May Help Boost Long And Short-Term Memory

Peppermint tea may help enhance mood and memory, a new study has found. Experts say that compared to chamomile, which has calming effects, peppermint tea provides more alertness and cognition to people, especially in older adults.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2016

Nurturing Your Child During Preschool Years Is Linked To Better Learning, Memory Response

It's important to give children in their preschool years appropriate support, attention and nurturing, says a new Washington University School of Medicine study. Giving proper nurturing can affect children's learning abilities, memory power and emotional intelligence later in life.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2016

Drawing Something May Help You Remember It Better, According To Science

There are many mnemonics to help one memorize a certain information, but one tops to be the best tool. Researchers have found that drawing a picture is so far the best mode of memorization.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2016

Common Allergy And Cold Medicines May Shrink Brain, Increase Alzheimer's Risk

New research has found that common cold and allergy drugs can shrink the brain and increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. These drugs can also decrease brain metabolism and cognitive skills.

LIFE April 19, 2016

Reduced Computer Time May Be A Sign Of Early Alzheimer's In Seniors

A new tool could help detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease. A recent study has found that reduced use of the home computer could signal a developing neurodegenerative disease.

LIFE April 1, 2016

This Australian Woman Can Remember Every Detail Of Her Life: What Is Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory?

Some people are not good at forgetting. In fact, they have a condition called Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, which means they remember every thing that happend in their lives.

LIFE March 31, 2016

Women With Alzheimer's Keep Verbal Memory Longer Than Men

Women tend to retain memory longer than men in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. This might lead to delayed diagnosis and treatment among women.

LIFE March 18, 2016

Alzheimer's Patients May Recover Lost Memories: MIT Study

People with early Alzheimer's disease may still recover lost memories, a new MIT study has found. Scientists said memories are not certainly lost, it is just a matter of accessing it once again.

LIFE March 17, 2016

Low Levels Of Pesticide Still Affect Bees' Ability To Find Flowers

In a new study, even low levels of neonicotinoid pesticides made it hard for bumblebees to learn and remember. This disrupted their foraging behavior, which is crucial for their pollination services and in turn the world's food crops and wild plants.

Earth/Environment March 15, 2016

This Is How Being Obese Can Impact Your Brain Memory

Obesity impacts one's cognitive ability. People who are obese are at an increased risk of cognitive impairment.

LIFE February 29, 2016

Obesity May Lead To Memory Problems In Young Adults, Study Suggests

People with a body-mass index higher than average could be harming their memory. How did researchers reach this conclusion?

LIFE February 27, 2016

Getting A Good Night's Sleep May Help Improve Memory

Getting enough hours of sleep has several benefits such as improved memory. A new study in the United Kingdom explains how sleep fills the brain with important information.

LIFE February 22, 2016

Worms’ Food Choices Offer Researchers Clues On How Lifelong Memories Form In Young Brains

Researchers have turned to worms to study how memories are formed and retained. According to their work, forming and retaining memories are associated with different neurons.

LIFE February 14, 2016

High-Reward Memories Prioritized During Memory Replay

Researchers have found that the brain may be filtering memories by retaining those it believes will result in a reward in the future. Their findings offer clues on how memory recall works.

LIFE February 13, 2016

This Is What Happens When You Use Marijuana Every day For Five Years

Smoking marijuana every day for five years can impair your verbal memory, a new study revealed. However, experts said marijuana use is not linked to a decline in other cognitive functions.

LIFE February 2, 2016

Memory Capacity Of Our Brains 10 Times What Was Previously Believed, Equal To Entire Internet

The complexity of synapses in the human brain is greater than had been thought, researchers say. That complexity provides memory capacity far above what was previously estimated, they say.

January 22, 2016

Different Types Of Memories Influence Our Attention In New Situations

Scientists from New York University have discovered that the behavior of people during new situations is likely influenced by memories formed by different neurological processes. The hippocampus and striatum of the brain both play an important role in this phenomenon.

LIFE January 20, 2016

Animals Possess Independent Working Memory Systems, Study Confirms

Rats are found to have two independent 'working memory' resources, a discovery that can greatly improve Alzheimer's disease research. The study proponents argue that targeting the right types of memory in research is highly crucial to treating the disease.

LIFE January 16, 2016

Weak Electrical Field May Spread Brain Waves Linked To Memory And Epilepsy

Scientists were able to find that weak electrical fields help spread brain waves. The discovery is said to help researchers better understand mechanisms associated with memory and epilepsy.

LIFE January 15, 2016

Only Human Brain Is Capable Of Mental Time Travel: Study

Researchers discovered that mental time travel is a capability exclusive to humans. A new theoretical model shows that unlike animals, human beings can mentally go back and forward in time.

LIFE December 27, 2015

Study: Eating Late At Night Might Affect Learning And Memory

Eating late at night or at times normally intended for sleeping may affect memory and learning. Experiments on mice shows that those who ate early had better memory than those who ate late or just before sleeping.

LIFE December 26, 2015

Experts Reveal Why 3D Video Games Are Better For The Brain

Playing certain 3D video games appear to help boost memory formation. Researchers explained why 'Super Mario 3-D World' helps improve players' memory recall.

LIFE December 11, 2015

Study Suggests Playing 3D Video Games Could Help Improve Memory

Like most research, studies on video games tend to be both good and bad. This one's good!

December 9, 2015

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