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Does Brain Training Work?

By | April 21, 2014

Experts are skeptical about the effectiveness of games that claim to improve cognitive function. 

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A Face to Remember

By | April 17, 2014

Researchers show that a tuning algorithm can make one’s profile photo more memorable.

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Behavior Brief

By | February 27, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Prions Important for Memories

By | February 19, 2014

The formation of long-term memories employs the chain-forming habits of prions.  

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Fixing Fearful Memories

By | January 20, 2014

Remote memories can be modified in the presence of a drug that induces epigenetic changes to DNA.

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Breast Milk Programs Memory Skills

By | December 1, 2013

Mouse mothers can improve their pups’ memories by altering levels of immune chemicals in their milk.

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Overcoming Fears While Napping

By | September 22, 2013

Repeated exposure to fear-associated stimuli during short bouts of sleep made study participants less frightened of related provocations once they awoke.

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Fixing Fly Forgetfulness

By | September 3, 2013

Polyamines help fruit flies retain memories as they age.

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A Dolphin Doesn’t Forget

By | August 8, 2013

Bottlenose dolphins appear to remember one another’s whistles for up to 2 decades.

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Manipulating Mouse Memory

By | July 25, 2013

Researchers deliver bursts of light to specific cells in the mouse hippocampus to implant false memories about a fearful event.

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