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  • November 30, 2016
  • 10:30 AM
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Playtime After Training Improves a Dog's Memory

by CAPB in Companion Animal Psychology Blog

Making time for play immediately after a dog training session improves the dog’s memory.New research by Nadja Affenzeller (University of Lincoln) et al investigates whether play following learning leads to better performance the next day. The scientists wanted to know whether this effect, previously found in humans, would also apply to dogs.In people, it is thought that the hormonal response during positive arousal acts on parts of the brain called the hippocampus and amygdala and leads to........ Read more »

  • September 29, 2016
  • 11:25 PM
  • 441 views

Locating social memories in the brain

by adam phillips in It Ain't Magic

Scientists have identified that social memories are stored in the vetral CA1 region of the brain (in mice). After meeting a mouse and forgetting it, the memories can be reactivated optogenetically, indicating that they exist, but cannot be retrieved after time passes... Read more »

Okuyama, T., Kitamura, T., Roy, D., Itohara, S., & Tonegawa, S. (2016) Ventral CA1 neurons store social memory. Science, 353(6307), 1536-1541. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf7003  

  • May 31, 2016
  • 03:33 AM
  • 529 views

Of mice and NREM: In this brain circuit, memories depend on sleep

by neuroamanda in It Ain't Magic

Neuroamanda explains a recent study that showed how top-down signals during NREM sleep affect memory consolidation in mice.... Read more »

Miyamoto, D., Hirai, D., Fung, C., Inutsuka, A., Odagawa, M., Suzuki, T., Boehringer, R., Adaikkan, C., Matsubara, C., Matsuki, N.... (2016) Top-down cortical input during NREM sleep consolidates perceptual memory. Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf0902  

  • August 28, 2015
  • 06:30 PM
  • 411 views

Working Memory Problems Can Persist Into Adulthood in Children with ADHD

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Graham Murray PhD University Lecturer Department of Psychiatry Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge UK Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Murray: There is debate about the extent to which … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Graham Murray PhD. (2015) Working Memory Problems Persist Into Adulthood in Children with ADHD. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 20, 2015
  • 08:38 AM
  • 332 views

Commercial Brain Training Device Reduces Working Memory

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Laura Steenbergen, MSc., PhD Candidate Cognitive Psychology at Institute of Psychology Leiden University  Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: A recent initiative supported by several eminent research institutes … Continue reading →
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Laura Steenbergen, MSc., PhD Candidate. (2015) Commercial Brain Training Device Reduces Working Memory. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 31, 2015
  • 12:31 PM
  • 455 views

Insulin Resistance Linked to Poor Memory Performance

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Auriel A. Willette, M.S., Ph.D. Food Science and Human Nutrition Neuroscience Interdepartmental Graduate Program Gerontology Interdepartmental Graduate Program Iowa State University, Ames Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Obesity is … Continue reading →
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Auriel A. Willette, M.S., Ph.D. (2015) Insulin Resistance Linked to Poor Memory Performance. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 14, 2015
  • 10:20 AM
  • 570 views

Lack of Sleep May Impair Memory Functions In Stressful Situations

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jonathan Cedernaes M.D., Ph.D. Department of Neuroscience Uppsala University Sweden Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Cedernaes: Sleep is known to facilitate the formation of long-term memory in … Continue reading →
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Jonathan Cedernaes M.D., Ph.D. (2015) Lack of Sleep May Impair Memory Functions In Stressful Situations. medicalresearch. info:/

  • June 21, 2015
  • 06:28 AM
  • 1,060 views

The Future of Depression Treatment

by The Neurocritic in The Neurocritic

2014Jessica is depressed again. After six straight weeks of overtime, her boss blandly praised her teamwork at the product launch party. And the following week she was passed over for a promotion in favor of Jason, her junior co-worker. "It's always that way, I'll never get ahead..." She arrives at her therapist's office late, looking stressed, disheveled, and dejected. The same old feelings of worthlessness and despair prompted her to resume her medication and CBT routine."You deserve to be rec........ Read more »

Liu, X., Ramirez, S., Redondo, R., & Tonegawa, S. (2014) Identification and Manipulation of Memory Engram Cells. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 59-65. DOI: 10.1101/sqb.2014.79.024901  

Ramirez, S., Liu, X., MacDonald, C., Moffa, A., Zhou, J., Redondo, R., & Tonegawa, S. (2015) Activating positive memory engrams suppresses depression-like behaviour. Nature, 522(7556), 335-339. DOI: 10.1038/nature14514  

Timmins, L., & Lombard, M. (2005) When “Real” Seems Mediated: Inverse Presence. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 14(4), 492-500. DOI: 10.1162/105474605774785307  

  • April 15, 2015
  • 08:30 AM
  • 990 views

Earliest Memories of Pets

by CAPB in Companion Animal Psychology Blog

Do our earliest childhood memories of pets influence our attitudes to animals?  Think back to your first memory of a pet, whether it was your own or someone else’s. Is it a happy memory, or a sad one? Were you interacting with the animal, or just watching? And is it possible that early memories like this influence your attitudes as an adult?This question was posed by Philip Marshall(Texas Tech University) et al, who compared earliest memories of a pet, a friend and an automobile. 223........ Read more »

Marshall, P.D., Ireland, M.E., & Dalton, A.A. (2015) Earliest memories of pets predict adult attitudes: phenomenological, structural and textual analyses. Human Animal Interaction Bulletin, 3(1), 28-51. info:/

  • April 7, 2015
  • 07:59 AM
  • 460 views

Deep Brain Stimulation Has Potential to Treat Dementia and Memory Loss

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Lim Lee Wei School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Department of Biological Sciences, Sunway University, Malaysia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: To date, pharmacological … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Lee Wei Kim. (2015) Deep Brain Stimulation Has Potential to Treat Dementia and Memory Loss. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 24, 2015
  • 08:48 AM
  • 633 views

Cognitive Function Test Helps Predict Future Memory Loss

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Rebecca E. Amariglio Ph.D. Massachusetts Alzheimers Disease Research Center Massachusetts General Hospital Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Amariglio: As the field of Alzheimer’s disease moves towards … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Rebecca E. Amariglio Ph.D. (2015) Cognitive Function Test Helps Predict Future Memory Loss. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 10, 2015
  • 11:55 PM
  • 1,014 views

False memories and journalism

by Artem Kaznatcheev in Evolutionary Games Group

We like to think of ourselves as a collection of our memories, and of each memory as a snapshot of an event in our lives. Sure, we all know that our minds aren’t as sturdy as our computer’s hard-drive, so these snapshots decay over time, especially the boring ones — that’s why most of us […]... Read more »

Loftus, E.F. (2003) Make-believe memories. The American Psychologist, 58(11), 867-73. PMID: 14609374  

  • February 9, 2015
  • 02:15 PM
  • 503 views

Resveratrol In Food May Help Maintain Memory and Mood in Function in Old Age

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ashok K. Shetty, Ph.D. Professor and Director of Neurosciences Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Temple, TX
Research Career Scientist, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS), … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Ashok K. Shetty, Ph.D. (2015) Resveratrol In Food May Help Maintain Memory and Mood in Function in Old Age. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 2, 2015
  • 02:35 PM
  • 465 views

Community Based Memory Testing Provides Useful Screening Information

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Peter Bayley PhD War Related Illness and Injury Study Center Veteran Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System Palo Alto, California MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Bayley: There is … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Peter Bayley PhD. (2015) Community Based Memory Testing Provides Useful Screening Information. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 19, 2015
  • 05:32 AM
  • 647 views

Interfering With Traumatic Memories of the Boston Marathon Bombings

by The Neurocritic in The Neurocritic

The Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013 killed three people and injured hundreds of others near the finish line of the iconic footrace. The oldest and most prominent marathon in the world, Boston attracts over 20,000 runners and 500,000 spectators. The terrorist act shocked and traumatized and unified the city.What should the survivors do with their traumatic memories of the event? Many with disabling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) receive therapy to lessen the impact of the trauma........ Read more »

  • August 25, 2014
  • 02:39 AM
  • 940 views

Autobiographical Memory for a Life-Threatening Airline Disaster

by The Neurocritic in The Neurocritic

“My attention shifts to the fact that the comforting engine hum is eerily gone. Where has the comforting hum of the engines gone. Something has gone very, very wrong, the plane continued to shake.” -Daniel Goncalves, recalling the terror of Air Transat Flight 236I'm sitting here in an airport, reading a harrowing first person account of Air Transat Flight 236, which fell out of the sky when it lost all power on Aug. 24, 2001.The plane was bound from Toronto, Ontario to Lisbon, Portugal........ Read more »

  • April 21, 2014
  • 04:08 AM
  • 788 views

The Life and Brain of H.M.

by The Neurocritic in The Neurocritic

Dr. Suzanne Corkin on H.M.One of the highlights of this year's Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting was Dr. Corkin's keynote address about Henry Molaison the person and his lasting contribution to the neurobiology of memory. In her more timely recap of the meeting, Daisy Yuhas included this moving quote from H.M., who could not remember meeting Corkin even after decades of testing:Corkin also discussed the man behind the initials, describing his gentle and remarkably upbeat disposition, giv........ Read more »

Annese, J., Schenker-Ahmed, N., Bartsch, H., Maechler, P., Sheh, C., Thomas, N., Kayano, J., Ghatan, A., Bresler, N., Frosch, M.... (2014) Postmortem examination of patient H.M.’s brain based on histological sectioning and digital 3D reconstruction. Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4122  

  • March 24, 2014
  • 09:49 AM
  • 873 views

Forget suppressed memories

by Janet Kwasniak in Neuro-patch

A recent paper (see citation) has put a hole in another remnant of Freud’s influence, that suppressed memories are still active. Freud noticed that we can suppress unwelcome memories. He theorized that the suppressed memories continued to exist in the unconscious mind and could unconsciously affect behaviour. Uncovering these memories and their influence was a […]... Read more »

  • February 18, 2014
  • 03:57 AM
  • 719 views

Memory stability and change

by Janet Kwasniak in Neuro-patch

How is it that memories change and yet seem fairly stable? In a recent paper, Bridge and Voss, report studies on changes to memory. (see citation). They looked at a particular memory, the location of an object. They changed the background associated with the object. How does the memory change after the change of background? […]... Read more »

  • February 15, 2014
  • 02:25 PM
  • 743 views

How many memory types?

by Janet Kwasniak in Neuro-patch

What a lot of different memory types there are in the literature! This is made more confusing because so little is known about memory. So we have: sensory, working, short-term, long-term, explicit, implicit, declarative, procedural, semantic, episodic without mentioning obscure types like flashbulb memories. It is also not always clear where authors believe things are […]... Read more »

O. Beaudry, I. Neath, A.M. Surprenant, & G. Tahan. (2014) The focus of attention is similar to other memory systems rather than uniquely different. frontiers in Human Neuroscience. info:/doi:10.3389/fnhum.014.00056

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