Pawnshops spread to Internet
In a sputtering economy, cash-strapped consumers are flocking to a new way of getting quick, short-term loans: online pawn stores. It's yet another instance of online retailers pouncing on the turf of a brick-and-mortar industry.
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?
More than half of liver patients experience neurocognitive impairments
More than half of patients who have cirrhosis of the liver also display neurocognitive impairments such as short term memory loss, a study led by a Loyola University Health System researcher has found.
A midday nap markedly boosts the brain's learning capacity
If you see a student dozing in the library or a co-worker catching 40 winks in her cubicle, don't roll your eyes. New research from the University of California, Berkeley, shows that an hour's nap can dramatically boost and ...
Australian researchers put paid to "baby brain" myth
Australian researchers said on Friday they had debunked the myth that a women's ability to think was impaired by pregnancy and mothering a newborn -- a condition commonly referred to as "baby brain".
Dehydration Affects Mood, Not Just Motor Skills
(PhysOrg.com) -- Dehydration has long been known to compromise physical performance. Now, a new study provides insight into the effects of mild dehydration on young athletes, and possibly into the lives of ...
Researchers reverse the cognitive impairment caused by sleep deprivation
(PhysOrg.com) -- A research collaboration led by biologists and neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has found a molecular pathway in the brain that is the cause of cognitive impairment due to sleep deprivation. ...
Veterans find healing on the water
(AP) -- Standing at the edge of a clear pond in the Idaho mountains on a cold day in early October, former U.S. Marine Angel Gomez made a timid cast with his fly fishing rod.
Researchers identify one of the necessary processes in the formation of long-term memory
A new study that was carried out at the University of Haifa has identified another component in the chain of actions that take place in the neurons in the process of forming memories. This discovery joins a line of findings ...
Decoding short-term memory with fMRI
People voluntarily pick what information they store in short-term memory. Now, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers can see just what information people are holding in memory based ...
Study indicates how we maintain visual details in short-term memory
Working memory (also known as short term memory) is our ability to keep a small amount of information active in our mind. This is useful for information we need to know on-the-fly, such as a phone number or the few items ...