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Action of nerve cells

...sensation- from feeling pain to hearing a sound or remembering something millions of neurons are sending signals in the form of neurotransmitters,Jorgensen said.The strength of a signal depends on the number of neurotransmitter filled membrane balloons released by each neuron.So the strength of memory depends o...

Left handed have better episodic memory

... full of “lefties” tend to make a person better at remembering events? The data from two recent experiments answer in the affirmative. This recent reasearch is reported in the jornal Neuropsychology. Stephen D. Christman and Ruth E. Propper of the University of Toledo in Ohio, studied memory as a function of fam...

Women recognise faces better

...d that one reason women are better at studying and remembering faces is that they are more likely to take on the role of primary care in the family, and may have lenthier eye contact with children. ...

How brain works

...sensation- from feeling pain to hearing a sound or remembering something millions of neurons are sending signals in the form of neurotransmitters,Jorgensen said.The strength of a signal depends on the number of neurotransmitter filled membrane balloons released by each neuron.So the strength of memory depends o...

Music training and Ginkgo biloba benefit memory

...nd non-musicians would have a similar aptitude for remembering what they see. Both of these theories were borne out in the results of the Chan study....

Depression Weighs Heaviest on the Elderly

...at he's not sleeping and that he is having trouble remembering things and making decisions. Memory and other cognitive problems may combine to make the person seem to have dementia, says Dr. Howard Berkowitz, director of the consultation and emergency psychiatry service at Maimonides Medical Center in New York...

Memory said to automatically improve with age

...e latest study. Improve with no effort Problems remembering names or appointments, while unpleasant, means trouble with only a small part of your memory .Intelligent memory works in different parts of the brain from the memory that recalls a spouse's birth date or a friend's name. And intelligent memory grows...

Alzheimer Gene Carriers Found To Have Memory Problems

...ay have major problems with prospective memory, or remembering what to do in the future . A group of 32 dementia-free adults between ages 60 and 87 who took part in a previous study that examined people with and without the "Alzheimer's gene” were studied. Results showed those with the genotype for increased Al...

Thinking Could Be Affected Due To Hormone Therapy

... prostate cancer may experience temporary problems remembering visual figures and recalling numbers as quickly as they once did //, according to a new study however other key mental functions, such as verbal skills, naming, visual-motor skills, and skills requiring working memory or sustained attention, were not...

Zinc increases thinking power of children

...d dexterity. Zinc supplements were associated with remembering objects and complex shapes better when compared to supplementing with micronutrients alone. According to the chief research person James G. Penland, the required dietary allowance for zinc is 11mg daily for boys of age 14 yrs to 18 yrs and 9mg for ...

Cognitive rehabilitation holds promise for schizophrenic brain function improvements

...ay be useful for schizophrenia patients as much in remembering information. This process may also start the return of normalcy in remembering and retaining information in the brain by these people suffering from the disease. Schizophrenia is...

PET Scanning can help in early detection of Alzheimer’s diseas

...stores without assistance, but may have difficulty remembering details of conversations, events and upcoming appointments. Patients with MCI cannot be diagnosed as being afflicted with Alzheimer’s. However, the disorder is seen as a precursor to Alzheimer's disease. Many patients with MCI develop a progressive...

Diagnosis of Alzheimer's years before clinical signs emerge

...campal damage in animals, together with a test for remembering words, she was able to identify seven of the 19 people from a group of around 60 who went on to develop Alzheimers or cognitive impairments in the two years of the study. The subjects, aged around 70, were all healthy at the start of the project. Th...

Novel Biological Pacemaker Under Construction for Weak Hearts

...esearcher, John Hopps in 1950 is a milestone worth remembering in this regard. From what was known at that time, we have indeed come a long way in the development of the biological pacemaker. The researchers successfully combined regular heart muscle cells having no pacing abilities with fibroblasts modified b...

LASIK Treatments Still To Reach Common Man

... means that more and more people, who are tired of remembering where they kept their glasses are opting for this procedure. However, there are certain complications including the risk of developing an infection and eyesight that is worse than before if any instrument happens to scratch the cornea. "You hire an e...

Mystery behind Brain activity during recalling events disentangled

...the occurrence of the event. This will help in the remembering of minute details about the event. The researchers made use of the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner to document the participants' brain activity patterns when they studied the images. Also changes occurring every second were mea...

Heart Is Better Off For Watching Comedy Films

...f watching a sad film was of the same magnitude as remembering episodes of anger and doing mental arithmetic, say the authors, while the impact of watching a funny film was equivalent to a bout of aerobic exercise or starting on statin treatment. Edited (ANI)...

Novel Protein, Staufen2 Important In Maintenance Of Nerve Synapses

...of great importance in the process of learning and remembering what has been learnt. These is a parallel change in the structural and functional characteristics of the synaptic junctions during the learning process. The exact molecular mechanism behind this modification has been largely unknown until now. Mich...

Menopause pauses memory, posing unforgettable problems

...able. That means they might have huge difficulties remembering things! One more of that middle age blues. According to the study team, from the University of Rochester Medical Center, the problem was not so much flawed memory, as much as grievance of forgetfulness and the manner in which these women grasp new ...

Want To Retain Your Memory? Believe That You Can Do So!

...ividuals who do not use appropriate strategies for remembering things easily often have the misconception that nothing can be done to boost the memory. The result of this study highlight that a self-perception of memory control could be used as a memory enhancement tool during middle age or even later. 'One's ...

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