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Could red wine improve cognitive performance?

"Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages," said Louis Pasteur. Through the biological activity of several classes of organic compounds such as anthocyanins, tannins and flavonoids, red wine is known to have ...

Jan 12, 2016
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Midnight munchies mangle memory

An occasional late-night raid on turkey leftovers might be harmless but new research with mice suggests that making a habit of it could alter brain physiology.

Dec 23, 2015
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Protein that boosts memory identified

Increasing the level of a certain DNA-modified enzyme in the brain significantly improves cognitive ability. The discovery was made by the research team led by Prof. Dr. Hilmar Bading at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences ...

Dec 21, 2015
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Forgetting is key to learning

Do you often feel overwhelmed with the amount of information coming at you? Forgotten your shopping list as soon as you've heard the sports results? Don't worry, it's all completely normal – and necessary – according ...

Dec 18, 2015
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New insights into the molecular basis of memory

Scientists from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases have shed new light on the molecular basis of memory. Their study confirms that the formation of memories is accompanied by an altered activity of specific ...

Dec 18, 2015
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Memory

In psychology, memory is an organism's mental ability to store, retain and recall information. Traditional studies of memory began in the fields of philosophy, including techniques of artificially enhancing the memory. The late nineteenth and early twentieth century put memory within the paradigms of cognitive psychology. In recent decades, it has become one of the principal pillars of a branch of science called cognitive neuroscience, an interdisciplinary link between cognitive psychology and neuroscience.

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