News tagged with cognitive mechanisms

Magnesium supplement helps boost brainpower

Neuroscientists at MIT and Tsinghua University in Beijing show that increasing brain magnesium with a new compound enhanced learning abilities, working memory, and short- and long-term memory in rats. The dietary supplement ...

dateJan 27, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Researchers document how brain computes language

A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine reports a significant breakthrough in explaining gaps in scientists' understanding of human brain function. The study - which provides ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Protected fear memories

( -- In the latest issue of Science, researchers from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland, show how a class of proteins surrounding nerve cells allows fear memories to persist ...

dateSep 11, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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