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Tag: Hippocampus

Newly Discovered Brain Cells May Lead To New Drugs That Can Reduce Anxiety

Current treatments for anxiety disorders have their drawbacks. The discovery of anxiety cells in the hippocampus of the brain could pave way for new drugs that can better address the most common mental illness in the United States.

Neuroscience February 3, 2018

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

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

Studies Explore How Epilepsy Leads To Memory Decline

Four studies presented during the 69th annual conference of the American Epilepsy Society's (AES) discussed how epilepsy impacts the memory and learning competency of patients. The researchers identified certain regions of the brain significantly affected by epileptic seizures.

Life December 9, 2015

Researchers Identify Part Of Brain That Encodes Time And Place

Memory recall is made up of three important parts: what, when and where. Neuroscientists have identified the brain circuit responsible for recalling time and location.

Life September 27, 2015

Chronic Depression Can Shrink Parts Of Your Brain Responsible For Forming New Memories

People who suffer from major depression typically have a smaller hippocampus than healthier individuals, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney and other academic institutions.

Life July 6, 2015

Rats Dream Of Places Where They Can Find Yummy Treats

Scientists discovered that a rat’s desire to obtain food can be manifested while it is resting – in its dreams.

Earth/Environment June 28, 2015

Rats Plan For Future In Their Dreams: UCL Study

Rats plan for the future while they sleep, a new study reveals. What can this tell us about our own species?

June 27, 2015

Marijuana Use In Teen Years May Lead To Memory Loss

Dude, where's my long-term memory? A study has found a correlation between heavy cannabis use during teen years and both hippocampus abnormalities and memory problems.

Life March 13, 2015

How Does Virtual Reality Affect The Brain? The Answer May Surprise You

New research on mice shows that virtual reality affects the neurons in the brain's hippocampus completely different from real world scenarios. Further study could help those with illnesses affecting memory.

Internet Culture November 25, 2014

New 3D computer model of brain gives a glimpse of how memories form

Scientists have developed a method of creating 3D models of brain structure. The models provide a closer look at memory formation.

October 9, 2014

Scientists switch out bad memories for good in mice: Hope for PTSD?

Memory is not reliable and there are oftentimes good and bad emotions tied to memories, but scientists have found a way to manipulate those emotions. In this process, they have also made several observations about memory association and emotional processing.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 28, 2014

Stress during childhood affects brain development

According to a new study, poverty, neglect early in life and physical abuse may affect some parts of a child's brain. The first years of a child's life are important in shaping his or her behavior in the future.

Life July 1, 2014

Hyper immune system in pregnant women may cause brain damage in male offspring

Brain damage may be caused in male offspring of pregnant women due to a hyper immune system.

Life February 10, 2014

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