Forget your previous conceptions about memory
Memory difficulties such as those seen in dementia may arise because the brain forms incomplete memories that are more easily confused, new research from the University of Cambridge has found. The findings are published ...
Waking up memories while you sleep
They were in a deep sleep, yet sounds, such as a teakettle whistle and a cat's meow, somehow penetrated their slumber. The 25 sounds presented during the nap were reminders of earlier spatial learning, though the Northwestern ...
Study: Men Losing Their Minds Over Women
Test for early Alzheimer's in late development
(AP) -- A research institute devoted to Alzheimer's and related diseases has teamed up with a major maker of diagnostic tests to speed development of what could be the first test to detect Alzheimer's in its early stages.
Kids with ADHD need to fidget, study says
If you've got a kid with ADHD, you've probably spent countless hours pleading with him to sit still. Well, stop it.
Think memory worsens with age? Then yours probably will
Thinking your memory will get worse as you get older may actually be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that senior citizens who think older people should perform poorly ...
Neuroscientists map intelligence in the brain
(PhysOrg.com) -- Neuroscientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have conducted the most comprehensive brain mapping to date of the cognitive abilities measured by the Wechsler Adult Intelligence ...
That gut feeling may actually reflect a reliable memory
You know the feeling. You make a decision you're certain is merely a "lucky guess."
First detection of pregnancy protein in older people destined for Alzheimer's disease
In an advance toward a much-needed early diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease (AD), scientists have discovered that older women destined to develop AD have high blood levels of a protein linked to pregnancy ...
Orbiter resumes use of camera
(PhysOrg.com) -- Operators of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are resuming use of the mission's highest resolution camera following a second precautionary shutdown in two weeks.
Forget everything you thought you knew about memory
Research may shed light on why dementia sufferers have memory difficulties.
Clarity in short-term memory shows no link with IQ
One person correctly remembers four of eight items just seen but is fuzzy on details. Another person recalls only two of the items but with amazingly precise clarity. So what ability translates to higher IQ?
Practice tests improve memory, researchers say
Although most people assume that tests are a way to evaluate learning, a wealth of research has shown that testing can actually improve learning, according to two researchers from Kent State University. Dr. Katherine Rawson, ...
Genes responsible for ability to recognize faces
(PhysOrg.com) -- The ability to recognise faces is largely determined by your genes, according to new research at UCL (University College London).