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Processing new information during sleep compromises memory

Animal study highlights importance of brain activity during sleep for memory accuracy, strength New research appearing in the April 9 issue of the Journal of...

Brain differences in college-aged occasional drug users

Findings point to potential biomarkers for early detection of at-risk youth Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered impaired...

Electric ‘thinking cap’ controls learning speed

Caffeine-fueled cram sessions are routine occurrences on any college campus. But what if there was a better, safer way to learn new or difficult...

Drug therapy could eventually reverse memory decline in seniors

It may seem normal: As we age, we misplace car keys, or can’t remember a name we just learned or a meal we just...

Exercise, surgically removing belly fat improves cognition in obese, diabetic mice

Cognitive decline that often accompanies obesity and diabetes can be reversed with regular exercise or surgical removal of belly fat, scientists report. A drug already...

Exercise may preserve vision in older adults

Moderate aerobic exercise helps to preserve the structure and function of nerve cells in the retina after damage, researchers at the Emory Eye Center...

Senses of sight and sound out of sync in autistic kids

Like watching a foreign movie that was badly dubbed, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and...

Brain training works, but just for the practiced task

Search for "brain training" on the Web. You'll find online exercises, games, software, even apps, all designed to prepare your brain to do better...

Mouth spray stimulates weight loss in animals

A quick spray on the tongue with an oral spray containing a compound that naturally occurs in the body could be all it takes...

Stomach ‘clock’ tells us how much to eat

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered the first evidence that the nerves in the stomach act as a circadian clock, limiting food intake to...

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