Category Archives: Human Behavior: Memory

Teen cannabis users have poor long-term memory in adulthood

CHICAGO — Teens who were heavy marijuana users - smoking it daily for about three years — had an abnormally shaped hippocampus and performed poorly on long-term memory tasks, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The hippocampus is important to … Continue reading

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Compound Found In Grapes, Red Wine May Help Prevent Memory Loss

Newswise — A compound found in common foods such as red grapes and peanuts may help prevent age-related decline in memory, according to new research published by a faculty member in the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. … Continue reading

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How to get a stubborn song ‘unstuck’ from your brain

It will ruin your concentration, kill your productivity and drive you to absolute distraction. When you get a song stuck in your head it can really affect your mental state and ruin your mood. We take a look at the … Continue reading

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Why all-nighters don’t work: How sleep and memory go hand-in-hand

Want to ace that test tomorrow? Here’s a tip: Put down the coffee and hit the sack. Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected. Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep … Continue reading

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Better sleep in younger years may aid memory in old age

Sound sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning, but as they hit their seventh, eighth and ninth decades, they don’t sleep as much or as well — and sleep is no longer linked so much to memory, … Continue reading

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Memory recall can be boosted by closing your eyes

In a new study, published today in the journal Legal and Criminology Psychology, researchers from the University of Surrey have found further evidence to suggest that eyewitnesses to crimes remember more accurate details when they close their eyes. The team … Continue reading

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We use facial expression to help recall an emotion

We smile to recall happiness, grimace to recall pain, and frown to recall anger: “theories of embodied emotion state that in order to process an emotion we first reproduce the facial movements of the expression induced by that emotion,” explains … Continue reading

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Too much gas, too little food appear major factors in injury, disease-related memory loss

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Inflammation plays a role in learning and memory loss that can result from brain Injury or disease, and researchers now have evidence that neurons may be suffering from too much gas and too little food. They’ve found … Continue reading

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Memory lapses among highly educated may signal higher stroke risk

People with a high level of education who complain about memory lapses have a higher risk for stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. “Studies have shown how stroke causes memory complaints,” said Arfan Ikram, … Continue reading

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Complex Jobs May Protect Memory and Thinking Later in Life

Newswise — MINNEAPOLIS – People whose jobs require more complex work with other people, such as social workers and lawyers, or with data, like architects or graphic designers, may end up having longer-lasting memory and thinking abilities compared to people … Continue reading

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Reminiscing Can Help Boost Mental Performance

Newswise — ITHACA, N.Y. – To solve a mental puzzle, the brain’s executive control network for externally focused, goal-oriented thinking must activate, while the network for internally directed thinking like daydreaming must be turned down to avoid interference – or … Continue reading

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Why your teenager may forget to do things

Sugar linked to memory problems in adolescent rats Sugar consumption led to memory problems and brain inflammation Studying rats as model subjects, scientists found that adolescents were at an increased risk of suffering negative health effects from sugar-sweetened beverage consumption. … Continue reading

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Lift weights, improve your memory: Georgia Tech

Here’s another reason why it’s a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new Georgia Institute of Technology study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known … Continue reading

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