Psychology & Psychiatry

Quick learners remember more over time

Healthy adults who learn information more quickly than their peers also have better long-term retention for the material despite spending less time studying it, a new study from psychologists at Washington University in St. ...

Neuroscience

Practice testing protects memory against stress

Learning by taking practice tests, a strategy known as retrieval practice, can protect memory against the negative effects of stress, report scientists from Tufts University in a new study published in Science on Nov. 25.

Neuroscience

Mimicking deep sleep brain activity improves memory

It is not surprising that a good night's sleep improves our ability to remember what we learned during the day. Now, researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered a brain circuit that governs how ...

Neuroscience

Study sheds light on role genes play in memory retention

(Medical Xpress)—A combined team of researchers from the Institute for Basic Science and Seoul National University, both in South Korea, has found three types of repressive regulations in the hippocampus of mice that impact ...

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