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Weekly Walking Decreases Dementia Rates
A new study shows that walking less than one mile per day can slow dementia and loss of brain matter in seniors.
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Observing Actions May Create False Memories
Researchers already knew that imagining an event may later on result in â€œrememberingâ€ it. But now they have found that incidents like these can be explained by another phenomena in which false memories are created simply be seeing someone else do something.
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Newborns Learn While Asleep
Sleeping babies are doing more than giving their parents a much-needed rest--they are learning at an incredible rate.
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Depression Plus Diabetes A Recipe For Dementia
A new study shows that adults with diabetes and a history of major depression face more than double the risk of dementia as other diabetics.
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Doodling Helps Memory
Why doodling can help you remember what you hear.
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Stress, Social Activity Affect Demential Risk
New research released by the American Academy of Neurologists shows that people who are not easily distressed, sociable and active face a notably lowered risk of dementia.
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Doctored Photos Can Alter Memories
Doctored photos can easily change viewers' recollections of significant historic events, shows a study of 299 subjects aged 19 to 84.
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Small Talk Sharpens Memory
A University of Michigan study being published in the February 2008 issue of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin reveals merely talking for ten minutes to another person can improve both memory and test performance.
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PsychBriefs: September 23-29, 2007
Could Alzheimer's Be "Type III" Diabetes? New research from Northwestern University researchers shows that Amyloid beta oglimers in the brain of Alzheimer's patients remove insulin receptors from nerve cells, rendering neurons insulin resistent, thereby dis...
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Study Finds The Blind Have Superior 'Serial Memory'
Remembering the order of things can be key to finding the right doorway, shirt or flavor of yogurt for someone who cannot see. A new study shows that this aspect of understanding and organizing the world may train the minds of the blind to have superior "se...
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How Forgetting Helps Us Remember
Imagine if every time someone asked you for your address, you recalled that of your childhood home, college dorm, and your first apartment. Fortunately, all that usually comes to mind is the address of our current place of residence, but why is that? A Sta...
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