memory

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  • Reading aloud to yourself may boost memory

    Reading aloud to yourself may boost memory

    According to the study survey, speaking text aloud helps to get words into long-term memory.

    December 2, 2017
  • Eating pistachios, peanuts may boost mental skills

    Eating pistachios, peanuts may boost mental skills

    Nuts have been known to play a crucial role in protecting the heart, fighting cancer, reducing inflammation and slowing the ageing process.

    November 16, 2017
  • Lack of sleep may affect brain functioning

    Lack of sleep may affect brain functioning

    Sleep deprivation is an acute problem. It could have negative consequences on your health.

    November 14, 2017
  • This exercise can boost brain power

    This exercise can boost brain power

    Researchers found that the group that practiced the "dual n-back" exercise showed a 30 per cent improvement in their working memory.

    October 18, 2017
  • How to sharpen your memory

    How to sharpen your memory

    Simple physical activities carried out regularly for a prolonged time can help improve brain functioning.

    September 28, 2017
  • Decoded: How brain recognises familiar faces

    Decoded: How brain recognises familiar faces

    US researchers have discovered two previously unknown areas of the brain that help humans process familiar and unfamiliar faces differently. Working with rhesus macaque monkeys -- primates whose face-processing systems closely resemble our humans -- Winrich Freiwald and Sofia Landi......

    August 14, 2017
  • Action video games may affect memory

    Action video games may affect memory

    Is your teenaged son addicted to playing action video games? Beware, it can reduce episodic memory and spatial navigation, and increase the risk of developing brain disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, researchers have warned. The findings......

    August 8, 2017
  • Moderate drinking may keep dementia at bay

    Moderate drinking may keep dementia at bay

    While drinking alcohol in excess is associated with many health hazards, new research has found that older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other......

    August 2, 2017
  • Can alcohol boost memory?

    Can alcohol boost memory?

    Alcohol may improve memory about information learned before the drinking session began, a new study from University of Exeter in Britain has claimed. The researchers are, however, keen to stress that this limited positive effect should be considered alongside the......

    July 26, 2017
  • Yoga may protect against memory decline

    Yoga may protect against memory decline

    Practising yoga may protect against cognitive decline in old age by increasing the thickness in brain areas associated with attention and memory, a study claims. Scientists in Brazil imaged elderly female yoga practitioners' brains and found they have greater cortical......

    July 14, 2017
  • Over 100 genes linked to memory identified

    Over 100 genes linked to memory identified

    Scientists have identified over 100 genes linked to memory, opening up new avenues of research to better understand memory processing in the human brain. The results showed that a different group of genes, which had not previously been linked to......

    June 1, 2017
  • 'Repeated anaesthesia exposure may impair memory in kids'

    'Repeated anaesthesia exposure may impair memory in kids'

    Repeated exposure to a common anaesthesia drug early in life leads to visual recognition memory impairment, which may persist for a long time, a new study warns. Impairment in visual recognition memory emerges after the first year of life, researchers......

    June 1, 2017
  • Over 100 genes linked to memory in humans identified

    Over 100 genes linked to memory in humans identified

    Researchers have identified more than 100 genes that can help them understand correlations between these genes and human brain activity during memory processing. "This is very exciting because the identification of these gene-to-behaviour relationships opens up new research avenues for......

    March 27, 2017