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Distracted Brains Better at Parsing Unfamiliar Languages: Study
People who had cognitive functions depleted by noninvasive brain stimulation or a mentally demanding task could subconsciously recognize individual words in a made-up language more easily than controls, researchers find.
Distracted Brains Better at Parsing Unfamiliar Languages: Study
Distracted Brains Better at Parsing Unfamiliar Languages: Study

People who had cognitive functions depleted by noninvasive brain stimulation or a mentally demanding task could subconsciously recognize individual words in a made-up language more easily than controls, researchers find.

People who had cognitive functions depleted by noninvasive brain stimulation or a mentally demanding task could subconsciously recognize individual words in a made-up language more easily than controls, researchers find.

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Human “Time Cells” Encode, Process Flow of Time
Anne N. Connor | Oct 1, 2021
Neurons in the hippocampus store information on the timing of experiences in addition to their content, helping to mediate sequential memory recall, a new study shows.
Learning Enhances Synapses Between “Memory Cells” in Mice
Diana Kwon | Apr 26, 2018
A new technique reveals certain neuronal connections grow larger and denser when memories are made.
Image of the Day: Hippocampal Jalapeno
The Scientist Staff | Aug 30, 2017
To tease apart brain regions involved in forming versus remembering memories, scientists engineered mice whose brain cells could be manipulated and tagged.
Recovering Lost Memories
Jef Akst | Mar 21, 2016
Researchers use optogenetics to induce recall in an Alzheimer’s mouse model, suggesting the disease may not destroy memories permanently.
Memorial Research
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2015
Texas Tech undergraduate students band together to conduct research in remembrance of a classmate.
The Seat of Memory
Carol Barnes | Sep 1, 2011
Early on, researchers had learned that the hippocampus was the structure in the brain where long-term memories were created and stored, but it was not known whether the different cell types within this structure might be more or less susceptible to the aging process.