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From Neurons To Thought: Coherent Electrical Patterns Observed Across the Brain

Amidst the background hum of electrical signaling generated by neurons in the brain, scientists have found that local groups of neurons, firing in coordination, sometimes create a signal that is mirrored instantaneously and precisely by other groups of neurons across the brain. These transient episodes of coherence across different parts of the brain may be […]

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Older Brains Make Good Use Of 'Useless' Information

Older Brains Make Good Use Of ‘Useless’ Information

A new study finds promising evidence that the older brain’s weakened ability to filter out irrelevant information may actually give older adults a memory advantage over their younger counterparts. A long line of research has already shown that aging is associated with a decreased ability to tune out irrelevant information. Now scientists at Baycrest’s world-renowned […]

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Researchers Identify Proteins That Might Contribute To Memory Loss And Alzheimer’s Disease

A scientific group led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified three kinases, or proteins, that dismantle connections within brain cells, which may lead to memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease. These findings, the results of a multi-year TGen study, are published in this month’s edition of BMC Genomics in a paper titled: […]

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Exercise Associated With Preventing And Improving Mild Cognitive Impairment In Midlife Or Later

Moderate physical activity performed in midlife or later appears to be associated with a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment, whereas a six-month high-intensity aerobic exercise program may improve cognitive function in individuals who already have the condition, according to two reports in the January issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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Neurofeedback For Dementia Improves Executive Functioning and Memory In A Small Pilot Study

The results of an ongoing unpublished clinical trial* provides initial evidence that neurofeedback may significantly improve some components of memory and executive functioning in persons with dementia. The investigators want to expand this pilot study into a large clinical trial and seek additional participants (contact information is provided below). Berman et al.’s review of prior […]

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SMR Neurofeeback Improves Sleep and Memory After Only 10 Sessions

Researchers* report that participants’ sleep and declarative memory improved after they received 10 sessions of human sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) neurofeedback in a randomized parallel group design. SMR is an EEG frequency band from 12-15 Hz that is associated with an alert, attentive state coupled with calm or silent motor activities. The cat who remains completely […]

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