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Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory Linked To Intriguing Brain Structure Differences

The phenomenon of highly superior autobiographical memory – first documented in 2006 by UCI neurobiologist James McGaugh and colleagues in a woman identified as “AJ” – has been profiled on CBS’s “60 Minutes” and in hundreds of other media outlets. UC Irvine scientists have discovered intriguing differences in the brains and mental processes of an […]

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New Neuroscientific Evidence For Benefits Of Spaced Versus Massed Learning

Scientists and educators alike have long known that cramming is not an effective way to remember things. With their latest findings, researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan, studying eye movement response in trained mice, have elucidated the neurological mechanism explaining why this is so. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, their results […]

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Astrocytes Play An Important Role In The Formation And Maintenance of Long-Term Memories

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that lactate, a type of energy fuel in the brain, plays a critical role in the formation of long-term memory. These findings have important implications for common illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease, other neurodegenerative disorders, aging-related memory impairment and diabetes. The research is published in the March […]

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MIT Neuroscientists Explain ‘Proustian Effect’ Of Small Details Attached To Big Memories

Neuroscientists at MIT’s Picower Institute of Learning and Memory have uncovered why relatively minor details of an episode are sometimes inexplicably linked to long-term memories. The data also showed that irrelevant information that follows the relevant event rather than precedes it is more likely to be integrated into long-term memory. The work is slated to […]

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