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Newly formed emotional memories can be erased from the human brain.
Brain Functions and Diagram Recognizing where damage is located and understanding the effects
In this diagram of the brain the different sections are shown. The Cerebrum are the two large hemispheres of the brain. Each hemisphere is further divided into lobes. Above is the break up of where each lobe is located and the structures under the cerebrum that make up the rest of the brain.
Jan. 31, 2012 — Scientists have now discovered how different brain regions cooperate during short-term memory. Holding information within one's memory for a short while is a seemingly simple and everyday task.
Adolescents diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychoses appear to show greater decreases in gray matter volume and increases in cerebrospinal fluid in the frontal lobe compared to healthy adolescents without a diagnosis of psychosis, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of General Psychiatry , one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Human memory has historically defied precise scientific description, its biological functions broadly but imperfectly defined in psychological terms. In a pair of papers published in the November 2 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience , researchers at the University of California, San Diego report a new methodology that more deeply parses how and where certain types of memories are processed in the brain, and challenges earlier assumptions about the role of the hippocampus. Specifically, Larry R.
To be honest, I didn’t really learn about Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) until I read a press clipping from New York University Langone Medical Center. I typically associate October with falling leaves, the sudden appearance of pumpkins everywhere, and my birthday, so I was surprised to learn that this month is also dedicated to raising awareness for a disease that affects about 1.3 million people in America. Despite its prevalence, LBD is under-treated and under-recognized.
Scientists at MIT were studying the brains of rats as they learned how to navigate through a maze. They found that during the first few trials there was a lot of activity in high-frequency brainwaves, including beta waves (between 13-30 cycles per second) and gamma waves (between 30-100 cycles per second).
Noah K. Murray/The Star-Ledger Dr. Jawad Kirmani looks into the eye of Rob Schneider during a neurological check up at JFK Medical Center in Edison. EDISON — Nausea and dizziness descended on Jasal Amin one Monday last June. Three days later, the 45-year-old East Brunswick man lay in a hospital, where he slowly slipped into a coma.
New York University neuroscientists have identified the parts of the brain we use to remember the timing of events within an episode. The study, which appears in the latest issue of the journal Science , enhances our understanding of how memories are processed and provides a potential roadmap for addressing memory-related afflictions. Previous research has shown the brain's medial temporal lobe (MTL) has a significant role in declarative memory —that is, memory of facts and events or episodes. Past studies have shown that damage to the MTL causes impairment in memory for the timing of events within an episode.
NIH State-of-the-Science Conference Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline April 26–28, 2010 Bethesda, Maryland Return to Conference Home Final Panel Statement
MRI scan of the human brain. Using imaging to detect changes associated with lying could fall foul of the same tricks as the polygraph test. Photograph: Getty Images Anyone familiar with daytime TV relationship gurus such as Jerry Springer and Jeremy Kyle will have seen polygraphs in action. The accused husband/girlfriend/mother is hooked up to a lie detector as they face a barrage of questions. The machine monitors something known as skin conductance, basically the moisture level of the skin, which usually changes when someone is telling fibs.
190 Sharp Brains Issue a Call to Enhance Brain Health through Neuroplasticity, Big Data and Consumer Education
You may have heard that the brain is plastic.
ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, affects millions of children and adults (up to 5% of children in the US). More and more evidence suggests that brain training may be key to help these individuals. With this in mind, we put together our most recent articles on the topic to a) help you better understand what is going in the brain of a person with ADHD, and b) provide you with up-to-date information on what can be done to fight the disorder and improve the lives of people suffering from it.