Brain Research

A small electrical zap to the brain could help you retrieve a forgotten memory

The Summary of the report: ” Psychologists have provided strong evidence that a certain region of the brain plays a critical role in memory recall. The research also shows for the first time that using an electrical current to stimulate that region, the left rostrolateral prefrontal cortex, improves people’s ability to retrieve memories. “ For […]

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Memories are strengthened via brainwaves produced during sleep, new study shows

Researchers use medical imaging to map areas involved in recalling learned information while we slumber Date:May 15, 2019 Source:Concordia UniversitySummary:New research brings us closer to understanding how learned information turns into reliable memories during sleep. For the full article click the link:

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Chatterbox parents may boost tots’ intelligence

Young children who are exposed to large amounts of adult speech tend to have better cognitive skills Date:April 30, 2019Source:University of YorkSummary:A major new study has identified a link between kids who hear high quantities of adult speech and better nonverbal abilities such as reasoning, numeracy and shape awareness. Read the full report:


What makes memories stronger?

from Science Daily Researchers shed new light on how the brain solidifies important memories Date:April 29, 2019Source:VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)Summary:Scientists have found that highly demanding and rewarding experiences result in stronger memories. By studying navigation in rats, the researchers traced back the mechanism behind this selective memory enhancement to so-called replay processes in […]


Same brain cells active during sleep and exploration in mice

From Science Daily Date:April 29, 2019Source:Society for NeuroscienceSummary:Researchers have mapped the activity of individual neurons deep in the brain during sleep and exploration of novel objects in male and female mice. The study suggests these cells may facilitate memory formation. full story:


How the olfactory brain affects memory

This is from Science Daily Date:April 29, 2019Source:Ruhr-University BochumSummary: How sensory perception in the brain affects learning and memory processes is far from fully understood. Neuroscientists have discovered a new aspect of how the processing of odors impacts memory centers. They showed that the piriform cortex — a part of the olfactory brain — has […]