Bilingualism delays onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms

Toronto, Canada — A Canadian science team has found more dramatic evidence that speaking two languages can help delay the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms by as much as five years.
The latest study, led by Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute, exam…

New research from Psychological Science

A Spontaneous Self-Reference Effect in Memory: Why Some Birthdays Are Harder to Remember Than Others (http://pss.sagepub.com/content/21/10/1525.abstract)
Selin Kesebir and Shigehiro Oishi
People may have a better memory for birthdays that are cl…

New process promises to revolutionize manufacturing of products

WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010) – A new “smart materials” process – Multiple Memory Material Technology – developed by University of Waterloo engineering researchers promises to revolutionize the manufacture of diverse products such as med…

Pavlov?s Flies: Researchers Identify Fruit Fly Memory Mutants

By teaching fruit flies to avoid an odor and isolating mutant flies that can?t remember their lessons, researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York have identified dozens of genes required for long-term memory. In the same study, using DNA chip technology, the scientists identified another large group of candidate memory genes that are either switched on or off in the fly brain during memory formation.

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