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Remembering Dreams Means a More Active Brain

People who have high brain activity during the night are more likely to remember their dreams, according to a study. Led by Perrine Ruby, of the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center in France, researchers studied the brain activity of people who were able to recall their dreams and those who could not in hopes of understanding […]
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5 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Memory

According to surveys, people are twice as fearful about losing their mental health compared to their physical health. While some memory loss comes with aging, not everyone has to experience it to the greatest extent. Choices you make every day play a part in your brain’s health. Cathy Alessi, M.D., president of the American Geriatrics […]
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The Reason Memory Fades

A new study shows that contact with common types of infections could be associated with memory problems. However, researchers note that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions. Lead author, Dr. Clinton Wright, scientific director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Miami, said, “We are worried about memory decline. […]
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Amnesia Patients’ Brain Illuminates how Memory Works

Researchers report that a 3-D brain scan of a man who lived with total amnesia for 55 years could reveal clues about what caused his memory loss and how the memory works. Henry Molaison (often referred to as H.M.) underwent brain surgery for epilepsy in 1953 and then lost the ability to store memories. The […]
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Brain Implants for Memory Loss

The Pentagon is continuing its search for new therapies to help brain-injured veterans, including brain implants for memory loss and Transcendental Meditation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In 2001 and 2003, more than 280,000 military service members and veterans had suffered brain injuries. The Department of Veterans Affairs will spend some $4.2 billion annually from […]
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Give Your Memory a Jolt with Caffeine

Having trouble remember where you left your keys? A double shot of espresso could help. A new study suggests that the same amount of caffeine you would find in a grande latte can enhance long-term memory in humans. “We report for the first time a specific effect of caffeine on reducing forgetting over 24 hours,” […]
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Younger People Recalling Things Better

As you start to age, your memory power and ability to remember information degrades. According to researchers from Vanderbilt University, it is not that older people, as they age, don’t remember things; it’s just that they can’t remember them as well as young people because the latter recall memories in, what they call “high definition”. […]
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Give Your Brain a Rest

For many years neurologists have been advising kids with sports-related concussions to give their brains a rest by not only avoiding any physical activity, but also, by taking a rest from cognitive challenges such as reading, texting or playing video games for several days. However, that advice was never backed by evidence that it did […]
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Contact Sports and Memory Loss

Contact sports are well-known for their aggressive physical contact including everything from tackling in football to checking in ice hockey. Data from a new study suggests that cumulative hits to the head during one season of football or hockey could leave a lasting impact on the brain and cognitive abilities. According to the study, collegiate […]
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Memory Food Boost

Are you worried about declining memory and brain health? Make sure to feed your brain memory food to help improve your cognition. Your entire body needs the right nutrients to keep it healthy, and your brain is no exception. The brain benefits from a variety of nutrients, including fat, proteins, vitamins, and sugars, to help […]