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Can Brain Scans Detect Memory?
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Can Brain Scans Detect Memory?

The functional magnetic resonance imagery scanner (fMRI) is proving to be an exceptional and valuable tool for neuroscientists in trying to map out brain patterns and the paths the brain takes to process certain functions. Recently the MRI has been used to read a person’s mind by detecting a person’s location in a virtual environment. […]
Blasts From An Explosion Can Cause Brain Trauma
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Blasts From An Explosion Can Cause Brain Trauma

You don’t have to sustain a head injury from a hit to the head, it can also come from sudden head movement caused by whiplash, or even a high-pressure shock wave from an explosion. Soldiers in the field, either in battle or in training, are subject to high-pressure shock from explosions. Construction workers can sustain […]
Aging Changes Brain Structures
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Aging Changes Brain Structures

What happens to our brain structure as we age? We know our bodies start to lose their muscle tone and as many say, “gravity takes over.” Is that basically what happens to our brain? Does our brain lose the elasticity it needs in order to make the connections, and is that the reason why our […]
Memory is Not Immediate
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Memory is Not Immediate

If you think you remember things right away – think again. Literally! Memory does not happen right away. You don’t just experience something and it will automatically go to your long-term memory so you can recall it when you want. There is a process involved, and not everything ends up in memory. As a matter […]
Premature Birth and Brain Development
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Premature Birth and Brain Development

The human brain grows at an incredible rate during development. It may surprise you to know it adds 250,000 neurons every minute. When born, an infant has nearly all the neurons you will have, even though the brain continues to grow for a few additional years after birth, and by the child reaches two years […]
Metal Ions Linked To Memory Loss
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Metal Ions Linked To Memory Loss

Neuroscientists have found twice the amount of aluminum deposits in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients for over 40 years, but have never been able to find the missing link between the exposure to this particular metal and neurodegenerative diseases. In a cooperative study led by Emery University and involving several other research centers, found that […]
Memorize The Bill of Rights
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Don’t Hold Back Emotions If You Want Your Memory To Work

A study out of Stanford University confirms what neuroscientists have believed for a long time, bottling up emotions makes it harder for your to memorize or retain memories. It can actually poison you ability to make decisions, learn and perform certain functions. Drs. Jane Richards and James Gross, researchers in the Stanford study, stated that […]
How Does Aging Change Memory?
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How Does Aging Change Memory?

Many older adults are asking the same question. “What have we done differently as we got older that would make our brains change?” Neuroscientists and psychologists puzzle over the question all the time, “Why does age change memory function.” A new study published in Psychological Science by researchers at the University of Toronto’s Rotman Research […]