Memory

Brain's memory area might be associated with anxiety, depression

Brain's memory area might be associated with anxiety, depression

An area of the brain, commonly linked with memory and dementia, could also yield important clues about a range of mental health illnesses including addiction, anxiety and depression, a study has found.

Apr 16, 2018, 12:00 PM IST
This prosthetic system could restore memory loss

This prosthetic system could restore memory loss

Scientists have demonstrated the successful implementation of a prosthetic system that uses a person's own memory patterns to facilitate the brain's ability to encode and recall memory, an important step towards finding a way to restore memory loss.

Mar 28, 2018, 15:45 PM IST
Menopausal hormone therapy likely to boost brain skills

Menopausal hormone therapy likely to boost brain skills

Hormone therapy refers to either oestrogen or combination oestrogen or progesterone treatment.

Mar 22, 2018, 18:12 PM IST
Hearing loss may indicate memory impairment for some

Hearing loss may indicate memory impairment for some

Hearing loss is one of the most common disabilities in elderly people, affecting about one-third of people over age 65.

Feb 28, 2018, 16:50 PM IST
Feeling stressed? Running for five kilometers daily will help

Feeling stressed? Running for five kilometers daily will help

The study found that running mitigates the negative impacts chronic stress has on the hippocampus – a brain region responsible for learning and memory.

Feb 15, 2018, 18:13 PM IST
Boost for Alzheimer's treatment through diabetes drug?

Boost for Alzheimer's treatment through diabetes drug?

This is the first time that a triple receptor drug has been used which acts in multiple ways to protect the brain from degeneration.

Jan 01, 2018, 12:32 PM IST
Exercising twice a week may improve cognition, memory in elderly

Exercising twice a week may improve cognition, memory in elderly

The level of exertion should be enough to work up a bit of a sweat but doesn't need to be so rigorous that you can't hold a conversation. 

Dec 28, 2017, 14:38 PM IST
Study associates high-intensity exercise with improved memory

Study associates high-intensity exercise with improved memory

The findings are important because memory performance of the study participants, who were all healthy young adults, increased over a relatively short period of time, said researchers.

Nov 23, 2017, 13:39 PM IST
Exercise regularly to boost brain functioning, says study

Exercise regularly to boost brain functioning, says study

The researchers reviewed 14 clinical trials, which examined the brain scans of 737 people before and after aerobic exercise programs. 

Nov 14, 2017, 19:12 PM IST
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