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Why Painful Memories Linger
An artist's image shows neurons sending signals within the human brain.
December 9th, 2014
Scientists reveal the mechanism by which the brain creates long-lasting memories of painful or scary events.
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Many People with Dementia May Go Unscreened, Untreated
An older man works on a puzzle in his newspaper
November 26th, 2014
The majority of people with dementia have never seen a doctor about their memory and thinking problems, according to a new study published in Neurology.
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From Birth to Death, Diet Affects the Brain's Health
Brain Power
November 19th, 2014
Poor diets may adversely affect mental health in all stages of life, from fetal development through old age, a slew of new research shows.
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Virtual Reality Affects Brain's 'GPS Cells'
Rat in virtual reality
December 5th, 2014
Virtual reality is a growing technology used in everything from videogames to rehab clinics to the battlefield. But a new study in rats shows that the virtual world affects the brain differently than real-world environments, which could offer clues for ho
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Late-Night Meals May Interfere with Memory, Research Suggests
November 24th, 2014
The hectic pace of modern life means that people are often eating at odd times of the day and night, and these shifted schedules could be taking a toll on memory, new research suggests.
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Cholesterol-Lowing Drug Reverses Memory Deficit in Mice
An artist's image shows a human brain as a puzzle, with many pieces.
November 10th, 2014
A statin drug which is taken by millions of Americans to lower their cholesterol level may also reverse certain types of learning deficits, according to a new study in mice.
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Taser's 50,000-Volt Jolt Can Mess Up Your Brain
Hand holding a Taser
October 10th, 2014
Can people think straight after getting tased with 50,000 volts? That burst of electricity can impair a person's ability to remember and process information for about an hour after the jolt, new research suggests.
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Eyewitness Testimony is Far From Perfect
Police station lineup, witnesses, eyewitnesses, inconsistency
December 1st, 2014
But psychological scientists who study human perception and memory are not surprised at all.
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Trans Fats May Hurt Memory
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November 20th, 2014
It might be difficult to carefully avoid all of the tasty foods that contain harmful trans fats, but now there's one more reason to try: A new study shows that this type of fat may damage memory in young people.
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Cocoa Compound Staves Off Memory Loss
Dried cocoa beans
October 27th, 2014
Compounds called flavanols, which are found in cocoa beans may reverse the normal age-related memory decline that is normally seen in healthy older adults, researchers say.
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