A new study reveals a correlation between multimedia multitasking, memory loss, and difficulties in maintaining attention.
Pigment-dispersing factor, a signalling protein that helps the brain keep track of time, also helps to regulate memory formation.
Astrocytes respond to cocaine exposure in the brains of mice by promoting the formation of new synapses.
For older adults, some sedentariness may not be as bad for memory as believed, especially if physical activity benchmarks are being met.
Researchers have identified a signaling pathway in the hippocampus that plays a critical role in creates novel memories about new environments.
The hunger hormone ghrelin doesn’t just influence where and when animals eat, it also appears to have an impact on memory. Disrupting signaling of ghrelin to the vagus nerve caused rats to forget they had just eaten, even though the animals remembered …
People are better able to recall the location of high-calorie foods over healthier options. Findings suggest spatial memory may have evolved to prioritize the location of higher-calorie foods.
Children who learn to play musical instruments have an edge over their non-musical peers when it comes to learning, memory, and attention. Those who learn musical instruments showed greater activity in the inferior frontal gyrus and the supramarginal g…
Protein synthesis in different amygdala neuron populations is essential for storing information about threat and safety.
The retrieval of mitochondria via a feedback loop is vital to sustaining synaptic transmission.