A new study suggests that emotional memories like witnessing a car wreck or encountering a poisonous snake get imprinted in our memories. However, how exactly our brain processes these situations and what part of it gets stored in our memory and what doesn't is apparently determined by our sleeping brain.
Scientists at the UC Irvine's Center for the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory have discovered that short bursts of moderate exercise can enhance the consolidation of memories in both healthy older adults and in people with mild cognitive impairment. While many previous studies have focused mainly on the benefits of long-term exercising on mental health and overall health, the current study is the first to examine the immediate effects of a brief exercising on memory, Medical Xpress reports.
A new study reveals that memory loss can begin as early as age 30, even though the average age at which people generally experience memory loss is about 57 years. An online survey of people below 50 years revealed that while 11 percent of respondents reported noticing memory loss in their 40s, six percent said they did so in their 30s itself. Also, it was found that most of the people below 50 years of age live in the fear of memory loss and many of them also experience memory loss pretty often.
So a person walks up to you, says hello, asks you how you are doing. You, while politely answering her questions, are struggling hard to remember her name. You are sure you have seen her, but you just can't remember her name! This happens to most of us, many a times. W
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According to a new study led by psychologists at the University of Toronto, our feelings about the memory influences how we see it as well as how vividly we can recall it later.
A new study claims that veterans who do not have Dementia may have high levels of a protein that indicates the presence of inflammation. Also, there are high chances that their relatives may escape the disease as well. "In very elderly people with good cognition, higher levels of C-reactive protein, which is related to inflammation, are associated with better memory," said study author Jeremy M. Silverman, PhD, with Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, according to Medical Xpress. "Our results found that the higher the level of this protein in the study participant, the lower the risk for dementia in their parents and siblings."
A new study claims that chemotherapy treatment for cancer during pregnancy might not be that bad after all. The study examined 197 women across Europe, diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer while pregnant and went for chemotherapy. The authors of the study examined the newborns of those mothers to check if they had suffered any ill effects due to the cancer drugs.