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Researchers discover how to erase memory

( -- Researchers working with mice have discovered that by removing a protein from the region of the brain responsible for recalling fear, they can permanently delete traumatic memories. Their report on a molecular ...

dateNov 01, 2010 in Medical research
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Aerobic exercise grows brain cells

( -- Aerobic exercises such as running or jogging have long been known to be good for the health, but now new research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has shown that it ...

dateJan 20, 2010 in Neuroscience report
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Why newborn babies can't walk

( -- The first steps of an infant is a real milestone in the development of all mammals including humans, but little is known about why some animals can walk soon after birth, while others need months, or in the ...

dateDec 18, 2009 in Neuroscience weblog
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Math ability is inborn

We accept that some people are born with a talent for music or art or athletics. But what about mathematics? Do some of us just arrive in the world with better math skills than others?

dateAug 08, 2011 in Other
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Our brains are more like birds' than we thought

For more than a century, neuroscientists believed that the brains of humans and other mammals differed from the brains of other animals, such as birds (and so were presumably better). This belief was based, in part, upon ...

dateJul 02, 2010 in Neuroscience
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