Brain Article

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. [...]

Can Brain Scans Detect Memory?2016-10-22T09:23:46+00:00

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 [...]

Blasts From An Explosion Can Cause Brain Trauma2016-10-22T09:24:00+00:00

Sleeping and Dreaming Are Necessary For Memory Consolidation


I often wake up in the morning and want to continue the dream I was having when I was becoming more conscious. Why is it the best dreams seem to happen just before you wake up? Unfortunately, as many times as I rewind it in my mind, and add more, it never seems to come [...]

Sleeping and Dreaming Are Necessary For Memory Consolidation2016-10-22T09:23:55+00:00

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 [...]

Aging Changes Brain Structures2016-10-22T09:23:44+00:00

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 [...]

Memory is Not Immediate2016-10-22T09:23:53+00:00

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 [...]

Premature Birth and Brain Development2016-10-22T09:23:55+00:00

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 [...]

Metal Ions Linked To Memory Loss2016-10-22T09:23:58+00:00

PH Changes in the Brain Can Lead to Memory and Learning Abnormalities


New insights into learning, memory and brain disease can now be seen in the second by second changes in the brain’s pH activity. A healthy body must be alkaline at the proper pH. Even normal brain signals can bring about pH changes, but scientists have been unable to understand why. They do know that if [...]

PH Changes in the Brain Can Lead to Memory and Learning Abnormalities2016-10-22T09:24:02+00:00

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 [...]

Don’t Hold Back Emotions If You Want Your Memory To Work2016-10-22T09:23:39+00:00

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 [...]

How Does Aging Change Memory?2016-10-22T09:23:37+00:00