Memory

Air pollution cuts growth of working memory in kids

Air pollution cuts growth of working memory in kids

The findings of an earlier study had shown that 20 percent of a child's daily dose of black carbon is inhaled during urban commutes.

Oct 08, 2017, 15:07 PM IST
Older adults should consume an avocado daily to strengthen eyes and boosts memory

Older adults should consume an avocado daily to strengthen eyes and boosts memory

According to to the new study, 40 healthy adults aged 50 and over, who ate one fresh avocado a day for six months, experienced a 25% increase in lutein levels in their eyes and improved cognitive function.

Aug 25, 2017, 22:26 PM IST
Afraid of age-related memory decline? Use this trick to boost your power of recall!

Afraid of age-related memory decline? Use this trick to boost your power of recall!

A team of researchers have revealed a helpful strategy that may help older adults improve their memory.

Aug 14, 2017, 15:24 PM IST
Mediterranean diet cuts risk of memory difficulties in older adults

Mediterranean diet cuts risk of memory difficulties in older adults

The results suggested that older people who ate a Mediterranean-style diet had 35 percent lower risk of scoring poorly on cognitive tests.

Jul 26, 2017, 16:44 PM IST
Binge drinking in adolescence may alter brain, affect memory

Binge drinking in adolescence may alter brain, affect memory

Adolescence and young adulthood are periods of continued biological and psychosocial maturation.

Jul 19, 2017, 17:52 PM IST
'Brain training' app may improve memory

'Brain training' app may improve memory

Cognitive training has shown some benefits, such as speed of attentional processing, for patients with aMCI, but training packages are typically repetitive and boring, affecting patients' motivation. 

Jul 03, 2017, 13:58 PM IST
Eating chocolate may boost cognitive skills in elderly

Eating chocolate may boost cognitive skills in elderly

Chocolate's benefits can be attributed to cocoa bean, which is its main ingredient and a rich source of flavanols -- a class of natural compounds that has neuroprotective effects, the study said.

Jun 30, 2017, 13:51 PM IST
African plant extract could help treat Alzheimer's disease: Study

African plant extract could help treat Alzheimer's disease: Study

The new study has shown that the extract taken from the leaves, stem and roots of Carpolobia lutea could help to protect chemical messengers in the brain which play a vital role in functions, including memory and learning.

Jun 21, 2017, 20:29 PM IST
Gene find could lead to treatment for memory loss

Gene find could lead to treatment for memory loss

A study at the Peter O`Donnell Jr. Brain Institute includes the results of a new strategy to identify genes that underlie specific brain processes. This strategy may eventually help scientists develop treatments for patients with memory impairments.

Jun 01, 2017, 14:30 PM IST
Grey matter density increases during adolescence: Study

Grey matter density increases during adolescence: Study

Grey matter is found in regions of the brain responsible for muscle control, sensory perception such as seeing and hearing, memory, emotions, speech, decision making, and self-control. 

May 27, 2017, 01:11 AM IST
New treatments for brain damage in the offing

New treatments for brain damage in the offing

The study suggests that rather than a single circuit being responsible for memory enhancement there are distinct independent circuits each capable of supporting the same enhancement.

May 16, 2017, 21:24 PM IST
Rosemary aroma has the power to boost memory in children, says study

Rosemary aroma has the power to boost memory in children, says study

Rosemary oil is often used for indigestion, relieving flatulence, stomach cramps, constipation, and bloating. It is also thought to relieve symptoms of dyspepsia and is an appetite stimulant.

May 03, 2017, 16:27 PM IST
Over 100 genes linked to memory in humans identified

Over 100 genes linked to memory in humans identified

The study is part of the nascent but growing field of "imaging genetics," which aims to relate genetic variation to variation in brain anatomy and function.

Mar 28, 2017, 00:42 AM IST
Insulin resistance linked to rapid decline in cognitive performance

Insulin resistance linked to rapid decline in cognitive performance

The study, by Tel Aviv University, finds that both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance experienced accelerated cognitive decline in executive function and memory.

Mar 23, 2017, 10:50 AM IST
Daily consumption of probiotics may impair memory!

Daily consumption of probiotics may impair memory!

But for rats on a healthy diet, the probiotics had little impact on microbial diversity and actually impaired recognition memory.

Mar 15, 2017, 15:35 PM IST
Memory augmentation possible through electrical stimulation: Study

Memory augmentation possible through electrical stimulation: Study

The team found that applying a weak electrical current through the scalp helped to align different parts of the brain, synchronising their brain waves and enabling them to keep the same beat.

Mar 15, 2017, 13:42 PM IST
'Pink noise' can help oldies sleep their way to better memory

'Pink noise' can help oldies sleep their way to better memory

This is an innovative, simple and safe non-medication approach that may help improve brain health.

Mar 12, 2017, 15:36 PM IST
Do you wish to have super-sized memory? Training can give you that in just 40 days!

Do you wish to have super-sized memory? Training can give you that in just 40 days!

After 40 days of daily 30-minute training sessions using a strategic memory improvement technique, people who had typical memory skills at the start and no previous memory training more than doubled their capacity.

Mar 09, 2017, 16:11 PM IST
Brain health: Five tips that will boost your memory power

Brain health: Five tips that will boost your memory power

Here are some simple tips and tricks to sharpen your brain and thinking power.

Feb 16, 2017, 12:07 PM IST
Cats may be as intelligent as dogs – They just choose to keep a low profile

Cats may be as intelligent as dogs – They just choose to keep a low profile

Scientists from Japan claim that cats are as sharp as dogs at certain memory tests, which gives a hint that they might nigt as smart.

Jan 27, 2017, 14:18 PM IST