Credit: © ministerio_tic / Flickr Our increasing reliance on the Internet and the ease of access to the vast resource available online is affecting our thought processes for problem solving, recall and learning. In a new article published in the journal Memory, researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz and University of Illinois, Urbana

Delayed match-to-sample task. Repeated-measures ANOVA results of the delayed match-to-sample task (colors indicate P values of significant voxels, cluster-based P ? .05; K ? 10) superimposed to a standard brain template. A, Probability map overlays show positive drug X time interactions in favor of a methylene blue effect in the bilateral inferior frontal gyri during

A new study suggests an intriguing strategy to boost memory for what you’ve just learned: hit the gym four hours later. The findings reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on June 16 show that physical exercise after learning improves memory and memory traces, but only if the exercise is done in a specific

Sustained stress erodes memory, and the immune system plays a key role in the cognitive impairment, according to a new study from researchers at The Ohio State University. The work in mice could one day lead to treatment for repeated, long-term mental assault such as that sustained by bullying victims, soldiers and those who report

“What this study shows is that the memory of an eyewitness is heavily influenced by the type of crime that was committed,” says Prof. Paul Davies. “In crimes such as drive-by shootings, typically associated with black males, eyewitnesses overwhelmingly remembered the black suspect’s face incorrectly. Credit: © August Brill / Flickr Eyewitnesses remember the faces

Running barefoot is better than running with shoes for your working memory, according to a new study published by researchers at the University of North Florida. The experiment, designed by lead researcher Dr. Ross Alloway, undertaken with Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor, both from the Department of Psychology at UNF, and Dr. Peter Magyari, associate

Research strongly suggests that sleep, which constitutes about a third of our lives, is crucial for learning and forming long-term memories. But exactly how such memory is formed is not well understood and remains, despite considerable research, a central question of inquiry in neuroscience. Neuroscientists at the University of California, Riverside report in the Journal

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