In a study, diabetics reaped benefits, including improved memory and cognitive function, from following the Mediterranean diet. Those who do not have diabetes also performed better during memory tests after eating foods rich in antioxidants and healthy fats.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 4, 2019
Scientists find a way to dial the emotional impact of memories up or down, essentially dulling the trauma of particularly debilitating memories. The findings of the study could lead to new treatments for PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders.
Neuroscience May 24, 2019
A new study suggests taking short breaks can help when trying to learn a new skill. It is during the breaks that the mind helps to 'solidify' the new skill in our memory.
Neuroscience April 12, 2019
A new study shows that anesthesia can help lessen the sting of painful memories. Researchers hope that their findings eventually lead to an effective treatment for people with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Medicine March 22, 2019
Individuals with first-degree and second-degree relatives diagnosed with Alzheimer's have an increased risk of developing the same disease. Data also showed significant differences in gender and maternal or paternal origin.
Public Health March 19, 2019
Reduced prevalence of mild cognitive impairment in people who eat mushrooms may be due to a compound called ergothioneine. What are the healthiest ways to cook mushrooms according to a 2016 scientific study?
Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2019
Samsung will begin mass producing 1 TB embedded Universal Flash Storage chips soon. That means your next smartphone might be able to store 260 10-minute 4K videos.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 30, 2019
In a study, people fell asleep faster and had deeper slumber when they were tucked into a gently swaying bed. They were also better at remembering words after a night on the rocking bed.
Public Health January 24, 2019
Waking up in the morning anticipating stress could affect how a person learns and retains memory throughout the day. A new study further investigates the use of wearable devices to analyze how stress affects the body and behavior.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 9, 2018
Aspirin, an inexpensive drug for pain relief, holds promise for Alzheimer's disease patients. A study involving mice shows it can decrease amyloid plaques in the animals.
Neuroscience July 3, 2018
A new study found that crows can use their memories to remember how to make tools and they can pass on that information. An experiment with a vending machine and paper was used to discover this.
Animals June 28, 2018
Two studies confirmed that taking photographs does not necessarily cause memory impairment. People may have a hard time remembering what they have seen because they are preoccupied with other stimuli such as operating a camera.
Neuroscience June 2, 2018
A University of California at Los Angeles research team found a way to connect memories to sea creatures. The team used marine snails for the experiment because they believed that it shared some structural similarities with humans.
Animals May 14, 2018
Dark chocolate can be beneficial to the brain, particularly treats made of 70 percent cocoa, but which of the available brands in the market is the healthiest? Here are some tips.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2018
Researchers discovered that sitting too much may be linked to memory problems due to changes in a part of the brain. The effect is considered a predecessor for dementia, along with other significant signs of cognitive decline.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 14, 2018
Researchers used a video game to create virtual reality scenarios that can induce a sensation of déjà vu. What did they learn about the premonitions people sometimes feel when they have the feeling of “being there before?"
Feature | Health March 4, 2018
Findings of a study involving mice showed that BACE1 inhibitors could be safely used to treat Alzheimer's disease patients. How do these work to treat the most common form of dementia?
February 16, 2018
An ongoing military project aims to help war veterans dealing with memory loss, especially those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. The Restoring Active Memory project attempts to develop implantable technologies for memory restoration through deep brain stimulation.
Neuroscience February 8, 2018
A group of researchers conducted a study whose results suggest that sending electric impulses to the brain may help boost memory in people with epilepsy. But what about other brain conditions?
Neuroscience February 7, 2018
Findings of an animal study showed that frequently staying in dimly-lit room can change the brain's structure and impair ability to learn and remember. How does dim light affect memory and learning?
Neuroscience February 6, 2018
Curcumin, an ingredient found in Indian curry, were linked to improvements in memory and mood of participants in an 18-month study. Those who consumed curcumin also showed less signals of tau and amyloid, proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2018
The American Academy of Neurology released new guidelines that recommended exercise to patients with mild cognitive impairment. Regular exercise may help improve thinking ability and boost memory, resulting in the delayed onset of dementia.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 29, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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