Category: "Memory"

Non-invasive electrostimulation (VNS) of the vagus nerve improves memory

Non-invasive electrostimulation (VNS) of the vagus nerve improves memory

Researchers at UPF are testing a new non-invasive method of stimulating the vagus nerve in mice that improves their memory. They have shown for the first time that electrostimulation in the ear of intellectual disability rodent models leads to a cognitive improvement. The study is the result of collaboration between research groups at the Department […]

Epileptic seizures may scramble memories during sleep

Epileptic seizures may scramble memories during sleep

The finding could explain why some people with epilepsy forget newly learned information Seizures during sleep can scramble memories — a preliminary finding that may help explain why people with epilepsy sometimes have trouble remembering. The sleeping brain normally rehashes newly learned material, a nocturnal rehearsal that strengthens those memories. Neuroscientist Jessica Creery and her […]

Scientists uncover how rare gene mutation affects brain development and memory

Scientists uncover how rare gene mutation affects brain development and memory

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, have found that a rare gene mutation alters brain development in mice, impairing memory and disrupting the communication between nerve cells. They also show memory problems could be improved by transplanting a specific type of nerve cell into the brain. The findings were published today […]

Does exercise improve memory?

Does exercise improve memory?

According to a recent study, just a few minutes of light exercise can give your brain an immediate push in the right direction, helping to improve memory. Exercise and the hippocampus In the past, studies have revealed that exercise can enhance some aspects of cognitive ability and improve memory performance. Also, adults who are more physically active tend […]

UCLA researcher uses virtual reality to understand how animals perceive space Mayank Mehta’s work has implications for diagnosing and treating neurological diseases

UCLA researcher uses virtual reality to understand how animals perceive space Mayank Mehta’s work has implications for diagnosing and treating neurological diseases

Nobody thinks much about how to navigate from the sofa to refrigerator. Memorizing sensory cues along the way, like the sight of the dining room table or a kitchen countertop, requires no conscious effort. You may not realize it, but your brain is processing data faster than any super computer, rapidly constructing a mental map […]

Waves move across the human brain to support memory

Waves move across the human brain to support memory

The coordination of neural activity across widespread brain networks is essential for human cognition. Researchers have long assumed that oscillations in the brain, commonly measured for research purposes, brain-computer interfacing, and clinical tests, were stationary signals that occurred independently at separate brain regions. Biomedical engineers at Columbia Engineering have discovered a new fundamental feature of […]

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