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Habit Memory May Enhance Learning In People

... when information is stored unconsciously, through repetition and trial-and-error learning. These memories are retained in a different region of the brain, called the basal ganglia. Declarative memory, on the other hand, is based on active learning and memorization, and is dependent on a region of the brain in ...

Repeated checking causes memory distrust

...f this as one way to build upon the extant work on repetition and metamemory, i.e., to conduct an experimental investigation of task repetition, memory and memory confidence in an environment conducive to perceived threats, such as a functioning kitchen. It was expected that, under these conditions, repeated ...

Organ Scandals Compensation And The Aftermath

...e Human Tissue Act, which is designed to prevent a repetition of the scandal. A spokesman for the NHS Litigation Authority said: "The Nationwide Retained Organs Group Litigation has been resolved. The claimants are to share damages in excess of £3.6 million and the NHS is to pay just under £1.7 million plus VAT...

Chinese medicine leaflet broke advertising code

...cine unless they could prove it. It warned against repetition of the assertion that Chinese medicine was safer than western medicines. Ever Well, on its part, argued there was a wealth of evidence that traditional Chinese medicine was a viable alternative to Western methods. The company also said the leaflet ...

Overeating Caused By Consuming Too Many Flavors All At Once

...ortion control. Controlling flavors through subtle repetition and thoughtful distribution so that there is variety over time, without too much variety at any one time, has a soothing influence on the appetite center. Katz said his motivation for writing the book was the epidemic rise of obesity among children...

Burn Away Calories In Your Garden

...d exercise regimes, such as stretching and stance, repetition and movement," Relf said. "Some gardening even involves resistance principles similar to weight training." Experts also say that being close to Mother Nature acts as a soothing balm on your nerves and is good for mental health. "You're out in nature...

Brain Controlled Movements Are Studied Using Robotic- Joystick

...s. The requirement for time and error explains why repetition of simple movements day after day is used routinely in rehabilitating partially paralyzed stroke patients and those with other brain injuries. To test the need for time in mastering muscle control, the research team designed a simple and short task...

Incorrect Recording Of Response Time By Six Ambulance Trusts

...e said measures had been put in place to ensure no repetition in future, and said that irregularities were found in only a minority of trusts and patient safety had not been compromised. Lord Warner said: "The ambulance service has performed well against the back-drop of a record number of calls. We are dete...

New System Monitors Tiny 'Earthquakes' in Bones to Prevent Fractures

...tially strong enough to break a bone, but it's the repetition that poses the most danger by causing microscopic cracks to accumulate over time and eventually result in stress fractures." The cracks form when collagen fibers in bone fail, producing sound waves that cause a rippling motion on the skin's surface...

Delhi children to receive anti-polio drops Sunday

...of low nutrition level of children in our country, repetition of the anti-polio dose for more than five times becomes imperative," Dikshit said after administering the drop to a few kids at her residence. From an average of about 500 polio cases in Delhi in 1994-95, only one case was reported in 2005. Delhi...

Antipsychotic Drug Controls Some Symptoms in Autism Disorder

... various aspects of autism including irritability, repetition and hyperactivity,” said researchers led by Dr. Ora Jesner of the University of Bristol, in England. But the drug’s benefits may be offset by its side effects, with weight gain the most prominent. Often diagnosed within the first three years of li...

African-American Mothers More Likely to Deliver Prematurely

... but also at earlier gestations and with increased repetition for a woman who has had at least two babies,' said Muglia, director of the Center for Preterm Birth Research at the School of Medicine. 'We also found that subsequent preterm births to a mother happen at the same week as her original preterm birth....

Drug Companies Should Not Have a Monopoly Over Clinical Trial Data

...costly. More importantly, says Ms Timmermans, "the repetition of clinical trials raises serious ethical questions, since it would imply withholding medicines that are already known to be effective from some patients (the control group), solely for commercial purposes. It is unlikely that withholding medicines i...

Heartbeats on IPods - Being ‘cool’ can Help Doctors to

...refore best learned through intensive drilling and repetition and not by traditional methods, usually a classroom lecture or demonstration in medical school and then on the job. Since the release of Barrett's first study with medical students, the demand for recordings of heart sounds has been intense. Thanks...

Adults Who Are Overweight and Obese Experience a Lowered Response to Resistance Training

...alth benefits, such as increased grip strength and repetition maximums, from exercise training programs even in the absence of significant weight loss or improvements in cardiopulmonary physical fitness....

Enriching Environment Stimulates Neurons: Hope For Fragile X Syndrome

...still learn and memorize information but need more repetition and stimulation. Also, studies by other researchers had shown that exposing Fragile X knockout mice to a stimulating environment ameliorated behavioral and neuronal abnormalities. So, Mansvelder and colleagues tested whether exposure of the knockou...

Repetition Is Like Chanting The More It is Heard the More You Believe It

...imation of collective opinion can be influenced by repetition from a single source. Since gauging public opinion is such an essential component in guiding our social interactions, this research has implications in almost every facet of modern day. The study is published in the current month's issue of Journa...

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