andrewducker + memory + brain   24

Brain function can start declining as early as age 45. Yay, something to look forward to.
Ok, something to be somewhat terrified of. They'd better find a cure for this soon...
brain  memory  age 
january 2012 by andrewducker
Memory Switch Could Enable Brain Hacks
Researchers have found a telltale mental signature that predicts whether an experience will be remembered.
psychology  neuroscience  brain  memory 
march 2009 by andrewducker
How a sweet tooth leads to senior moments
Earlier research showed that one area of the hippocampus called the dentate gyrus is mainly responsible for normal age-related memory decline. The scientists discovered that reduced activity in this part of the brain was closely correlated with higher levels of blood sugar.
memory  brain  sugar 
january 2009 by andrewducker
Scientists Erase Specific Memories in Mice
Like in that movie. With the people. And the stuff. What was I saying again?
neuroscience  memory  brain  science 
october 2008 by andrewducker
For the Brain, Remembering Is Like Reliving -
Scientists have for the first time recorded individual brain cells in the act of summoning a spontaneous memory, revealing not only where a remembered experience is registered but also, in part, how the brain is able to recreate it.

The recordings, taken from the brains of epilepsy patients being prepared for surgery, demonstrate that these spontaneous memories reside in some of the same neurons that fired most furiously when the recalled event had been experienced. Researchers had long theorized as much but until now had only indirect evidence.

Experts said the study had all but closed the case: For the brain, remembering is a lot like doing (at least in the short term, as the research says nothing about more distant memories).
science  brain  memory 
september 2008 by andrewducker

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