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July 18th, 2014 at 9:15 am

You can learn a foreign language in your sleep: Study

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Swiss study finds memory for new words reinforced by listening again during sleep.

Most tricks for enhancing learning that seem too good to be true usually are. Learning a new language while you sleep has exactly this kind of ring to it. How can anything you listen to while you are asleep possibly have much effect on learning?

 

 

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July 17th, 2014 at 9:21 am

How sniffing rosemary can increase memory by 75%

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Rosemary has been associated with memory enhancement since ancient times.

There are many well known health benefits of the herb rosemary but scientists are now studying its specific effects with regard to memory with outstanding results.

 

 

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July 10th, 2014 at 10:56 am

Will killing robots with artificial brains be unethical in the future?

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In the future it’s possible we will be able to create artificially human brains that emulate a real human.

Imagine that in hundreds of years in the future it becomes possible to create an exact replica of any human brain on Earth. How should the copy be treated? Should scientists be allowed to experiment on it and, ultimately, put it down if it is no longer needed? After all, it is merely artificial intelligence (AI).

 

 

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June 23rd, 2014 at 11:48 am

Toddlers who play non-educational games on touch screens have lower verbal test scores: Study

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“Technology can never replace a parent’s interaction with his or her child.”

Children who played non-educational games using touch-screen devices had lower verbal scores upon testing, according to a recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. The study examined children from 0-3 years old that used touch-screen devices to determine if their use was of any educational benefit to infants and toddlers.

 

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June 18th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Researchers discover gene that stimulates growth of new brain cells in adults

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Increased length of the hippocampus dentate gyrus (DG) for overexpressed TLX gene vs. control group.

City of Hope researchers have found that over-expressing a specific gene could prompt growth in adults of new neurons in the hippocampus, where learning and memory are regulated.

 

 

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June 14th, 2014 at 8:52 am

This is your brain on a smartphone

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A mobile junkie.

When is the last time you powered your smartphone all the way down?  Try turning it all the way off now. Take your phone out and turn it off (note: this is not advised if you are reading this on your mobile. In this case you are probably too far gone). Fair warning, you will experience a short stint of anxiety and emptiness. These mobile withdrawals are unpleasant (and slightly pathetic) but the sobering and liberating experience is worth more than your 25th snapchat today.

 

 

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June 3rd, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Scientists erase, then restore rats’ memories

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Researchers can selectively remove a memory and predictably reactivate it by stimulating nerves in the brain.

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers have erased and reactivated memories in rats, profoundly altering the animals’ reaction to past events.

 

 

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May 22nd, 2014 at 10:07 am

Longevity gene may enhance brain power

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If scientists could boost the brain’s ability to function, they may be able to counter dementias.

For the first time ever, scientists have shown that people who have a variant of a gene called KLOTHO also have improved cognitive abilities, including better memories and enhanced thinking skills.

 

 

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May 19th, 2014 at 12:28 pm

‘Smart drugs’ pose special risks to brain for students

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The brain is composed of neural fibers that connect various regions and enable them to communicate.

Over a million American students misuse prescription drugs in hopes of boosting their attention, memory or energy levels. But taking these drugs could cause long-term impairments in brain function, recent animal studies suggest.

 

 

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May 6th, 2014 at 10:55 am

Young blood recharges old brains

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A new study has found that an infusion of young blood can reverse some of the effects of aging.

Blood is the life force and we say that “young blood” can rejuvenate an aging culture or company; Dracula refreshes himself with the blood of young victims.

 

 

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