A shared set of brain regions play a vital role in the retrieval of weak memories.
A newly developed play therapy platform is helping older adults with dementia improve a range of flagging cognitive skills from concentration to memory.
Cognitive symptoms such as problems with memory and executive function, but not mood or motor disorders, were associated with CTE pathology. The findings advance the ability to diagnose CTE in living people. Until now, post mortem analysis was the only…
Consuming high levels of sugar-sweetened beverages early in life may lead to memory problems during adulthood. Researchers found, compared to rats who consumed only water, those who drank sugar-sweetened beverages had difficulties in memory recall asso…
Exercise helped to reduce cognitive decline two years later in Parkinson’s patients with the APOE e4 gene variant.
Researchers have developed new techniques that can correct false memory recollections without damaging true autobiographical memories.
Writing by hand increases brain activity in recall tasks over taking notes on a tablet or smartphone. Additionally, those who write by hand on paper are 25% quicker at note-taking tasks than those who use digital technology.
Researchers investigate the role the blood-brain barrier may play in age-related memory problems.
Study identified 300 “hub genes” that appear to control separate gene networks in brain tissue samples. The SAMD3 gene appears to be a master regulator to control the activity of many of the gene hubs and the genes the hubs control.
Objective and subjective memories function independently and involve different areas of the brain. People who make decisions based on subjective memory rely more on how they feel about the memory than on the accuracy of the details.
Multi-tasking, and not the “doorway effect” may be responsible for why we sometimes forget the reason we enter into a room.
In older mice, adult neurons in the primary visual cortex with an increased number of “silent synapses” and lacking PSD-95, showed the same structural changes only seen previously in younger animals.
Researchers discovered unique connectivity between the hippocampus and olfactory areas in the brain, a finding which explains why specific odors can trigger powerful memories. The study also reports a loss of sense of smell is associated with depressio…
Study reveals a significant number of COVID-19 survivors suffer from a range of neuropsychological and cognitive problems following recovery. Coronavirus survivors report experiencing PTSD, depression, memory impairments, and attention impairments upon…
An increase in theta oscillations in the hippocampus help make learning and subsequent memory more efficient.
A new theory of memory visualizes the brain as an organic super-computer that runs complex binary code with neurons acting like mechanical computers. The theory is based on the discovery of the protein molecule, talin, which contains switch-like domain…
Increasing lamin B1 levels in aging mice resulted in neural stem cell division and an increase in the number of new neurons.
Researchers conclude the mind of an extremist is marked by a mixture of conservative and dogmatic psychological signatures. Extremists tend to be cognitively cautious, slower at perceptual processing, and have weaker working memory. This is compounded …
Cardiovascular problems can alter gene activity in the hippocampus, increasing the risk for cognitive decline and memory deficits, a new study reports.
Embarking on a six-month aerobic exercise regime may help reduce cognitive decline for older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease.