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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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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Perfect skin: More touchy-feely robots

Robots could become a lot more 'sensitive' thanks to new artificial skins and sensor technologies developed by European scientists. Leading to better robotic platforms that could one day be used in industry, hospitals and ...

dateMay 31, 2013 in Robotics
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Crows show advanced learning abilities

New Caledonian crows have, in the past, distinguished themselves with their advanced tool using abilities. A team of researchers from the University of Auckland and the University of Cambridge have now shown these crows can ...

dateDec 14, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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