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Key to Learning and Forgetting Identified in Sleeping Brain

October 4, 2019

Distinct patterns of electrical activity in the sleeping brain may influence whether we remember or forget what we…
Anticipation of the performance hinders memory, but there is something you can do

October 4, 2019

Presentations, exams, debates and many other things like that make us nervous about work and school. And that’s…
The brain may actively forget during dream sleep

September 20, 2019

Rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep is a fascinating period when most of our dreams are made. Now,…
There’s Something About Alpha

September 10, 2019

Imagine you need to dial a phone number you just looked up. You might jot it down on…
Caleb Kemere. (Credit: Rice University)
Hidden signals may hold key to mechanism of memory

September 5, 2019

What are our brains up to when we sleep? Rice University electrical and computer engineer Caleb Kemere will seek answers…
How Memories Form and Fade

August 29, 2019

Why is it that you can remember the name of your childhood best friend that you haven’t seen…
Scientists advance search for memory’s molecular roots

August 28, 2019

A new piece of a difficult puzzle — the nature of memory — fell into place this week…
First-person memories stay sharper longer, research suggests

August 23, 2019

Our ability to edit our memories allows us to grow and change how we perceive ourselves and our…
Mechanism of electrical signaling in cells revealed

August 16, 2019

Researchers have now obtained the long-sought after, resting-state structure of a voltage-gated sodium channel.  These types of channels…
Revealed: How our brain remembers the order of events

August 14, 2019

For centuries understanding how the order of events is stored in memory has been a mystery. However, researchers…
Keeping notes in your smartphone? One day you might have fake memories

August 4, 2019

How often do you leave notes for yourself on your phone? Most people do it almost every day.…
Recent cannabis use may slow memory

July 23, 2019

Recent cannabis users may be more likely to experience memory problems or difficulties with cognitive function than those…
At rest your brain is constanly pressing “Replay” button – it helps you deal with unfamiliar situations

July 17, 2019

Human brain is the most mysterious machine in nature. We hardly know anything about it. Scientists from UCL…
Human brains reorganise experiences while resting to find new solutions

July 8, 2019

Humans are particularly good at using generalisations from past experiences to make broad assumptions when they are faced…
Study Ties Poor Sleep to Reduced Memory Performance in Older Adults

June 25, 2019

A new study has found that variability in night-to-night sleep time and reduced sleep quality adversely affect the…
Memories form ‘barrier’ to letting go of objects for people who hoard

June 21, 2019

New research conducted via the University’s Department of Psychology has demonstrated important differences in how people with and without hoarding…
Children’s brains reorganize after epilepsy surgery to retain visual perception

June 5, 2019

Children can keep full visual perception — the ability to process and understand visual information — after brain…
Brain games? Yoga? What slows mild cognitive impairment?

May 29, 2019

As we age, many of us experience minor changes to memory, language and decision-making. These changes may represent mild…
Sleeping too much or too little negatively affects person’s cognitive abilities

May 28, 2019

Sleep is very important for you physical and mental health. Sleeping too little is one of the most…
Insomnia might Primarily be caused by Failure to Neutralise Emotionally Negative Memories

April 29, 2019

Published on 25 April in the leading scientific journal Brain, a new study argues that insomnia could primarily…
Want to learn a new skill? Take some short breaks

April 18, 2019

In a study of healthy volunteers, National Institutes of Health researchers found that our brains may solidify the…
Our brains may ripple before remembering

March 19, 2019

A sound, a smell, a word can all flood our minds with memories of past experiences. In a…
Forgetting requires more Conscious Effort than Remembering, Study Finds

March 12, 2019

Despite the decades of research on the brain‘s ability to voluntarily discard certain memories, scientists are still trying…
MRI scans reveal how brain protects memories

February 5, 2019

Two distinct parts of the human brain – the neocortex and the hippocampus (a part of the brain…
Alzheimer’s disease: It may be possible to restore memory function, preclinical study finds

January 24, 2019

Research published in the journal Brain reveals a new approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that may eventually make…
Can music improve anxiety and depression for people with memory disorders?

January 15, 2019

In a small L-shaped classroom with a piano tucked into the corner, on the fourth floor of the Curtis…
Men and women remember pain differently

January 14, 2019

Scientists increasingly believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain—the number one health problem in both…
Do you recognize this image?

January 9, 2019

Drug can boost long-term memory of objects. Allergy sufferers may use antihistamines to reduce symptoms, but new research…
Want to improve your memory? Start drawing even if you’re not good at it

December 28, 2018

There is nothing fun about getting old. One of the worst things is deterioration of mental capacities, such…
How do you memorize certain things? Scientists say that everyone’s memory works differently

December 22, 2018

Our brain is spectacularly great at studying and analysing all kinds of things except itself. We are still…
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