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NIH Study on Autism Finds Entire Brain Affected
A recent study by the National Institutes of Health has indicated that neurological signs in autistic patients are not limited to the brain areas involved in social interaction, communication, and reasoning. Previously it has been held that problems in tho...
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Findings: Proteins Anchor Long-Term Memories in Brain
A mathematician at University of Utah Brain Institute has published a paper detailing how long-term memories may be stored in the brain. The paper proposes that in a synapse, the junction between neurons, proteins called "AMPA receptors" are held in place b...
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Babies Can Remember--Just Not for Long
New research shows that babies can form memories--despite few people being able to recall anything before preschool. The trouble is, they also forget, said Duke University researcher Patricia J. Bauer at the annual meeting of the American Association for t...
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Study Focuses On Our Lack Of Focus
Does your mind trail from its focus often? Perhaps five, ten percent of the time? More? If you're anything like the students at the University of North Carolina, that number is probably around 30 percent, shows a new study to be published in July's Psycholo...
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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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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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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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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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Doodling Helps Memory
Why doodling can help you remember what you hear.
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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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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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