memory

  • Pregnant and forgetful? You’re not alone

    Research finds cognitive decline during pregnancy isn’t a myth.

    “Baby brain”, the sub-optimal state of memory and planning abilities often reported by women during pregnancy, is rea...

    Body and Mind January 14, 2018
  • How human memories are made

    The century-old idea of engrams turns out to be correct.

    What is a memory? In 1904 German biologist Richard Semon came up with the idea of a memory trace held together by the...

    Biology December 6, 2017
  • Adult brain’s fear centre can grow new cells

    Could lead to treatments for anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

    A new cradle of brain cell formation has been discovered in the adult amygdala, a region that gives memories their em...

    Biology August 15, 2017
  • A scientific hack for failing memories

    Imagining an action may help elderly people overcome types of memory problems.

    Imagining a type of action linking two objects may help elderly people overcome some types of memory deficit, accordi...

    Biology August 13, 2017
  • Rewriting the textbook on memory

    The way the brain orchestrates experience and memory.

    Like the knot in a bunch of balloons, the human hippocampus ties together the memory traces of sights, sounds and emo...

    Biology May 5, 2017
  • ‘Silent’ seizures detected in Alzheimer’s patients

    Discovery opens up new avenues to treat the disease.

    An MRI scan of an Alzheimer’s-affected brain highlighting the hipppocampus. Credit: Zephyr / Science Photo Library S...

    Biology May 3, 2017
  • How long-term memories are made

    Brain research shows new insight for long-term storage.

    Engram cells (red and green) in the prefrontal cortex of a mouse. Credit: Takashi Kitamura, Tonegawa lab How do we m...

    Biology April 6, 2017
  • Magnetic pulses bring back lost memories

    Memories are made, even when your brain is distracted.

    Even when brain scans suggest you've forgotten something, transcranial magnetic stimulation can bring it back. Credit...

    Biology December 1, 2016
  • Antimatter changed physics

    When a memory is created, so is an “antimemory”?

    One of the most intriguing physics discoveries of the last century was the existence of antimatter, material that exi...

    Biology June 29, 2016
  • This exercise protein boosts your memory?

    Muscle linked to new cell growth in the hippocampus.

    After exercising in a running wheel, month-old neurons (green) are seen in the hippocampus of an adult mouse. Credit:...

    Biology June 23, 2016
  • Hit the gym to beef up your memory

    Exercise cements memories best a few hours after learning.

    Credit: Adam Orzechowski / Getty Images A well-timed workout can boost your long-term memory, a new study suggests. ...

    Biology June 17, 2016
  • Antibiotics may play havoc with your memory

    Study adds to list of surprising effects of changing gut ecosytem.

    Gut microbes appear to have an unexpected influence over our behaviour. But just how they communicate with the brain ...

    Biology May 20, 2016
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