Neuroscience

Memory—recognizing images seen briefly ten years previously

Recalling the names of old classmates 50 years after graduation or of favorite childhood television series illustrates the amazing abilities of human memory. Emotion and repeated exposure are both known to play a role in ...

Medical research

The role of lactate in boosting memory

(Medical Xpress)—EPFL researchers have decoded the mechanism by which a glucose derivative activates receptors involved in memorization.

Psychology & Psychiatry

HFES: Multi-tasking can impair diagnostic performance

(HealthDay)—Performing a complex concurrent memorization task negatively impacts diagnostic performance, according to a study that will be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Often misidentified, multiracial people value accurate perceptions

Multiracial people may be misidentified more often as being white than black and may value being accurately identified more so than single-race individuals, according to research presented at APA's 121st Annual Convention.

Neuroscience

Musical memory deficits start in auditory cortex

Congenital amusia is a disorder characterized by impaired musical skills, which can extend to an inability to recognize very familiar tunes. The neural bases of this deficit are now being deciphered. According to a study ...

Neuroscience

Songbirds shed light on brain circuits and learning

By studying how birds master songs used in courtship, scientists at Duke University have found that regions of the brain involved in planning and controlling complex vocal sequences may also be necessary for memorizing sounds ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Wider letter spacing helps dyslexics read: study

European researchers said Monday that offering reading materials with wider spacing between the letters can help dyslexic children read faster and better.

Neuroscience

Learning and memory: The role of neo-neurons revealed

(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers at the Institut Pasteur and the CNRS have recently identified in mice the role played by neo-neurons formed in the adult brain. By using selective stimulation the researchers were able to show ...

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