Repeat head impacts may lead to depression later

Study participants with a history of repetitive head impacts and traumatic brain injury reported greater depression symptoms later than those who didn't.

Gina DiGravio-Boston • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: depression cognition memory brains athletes sports featured health-and-medicine football injuries

People share fewer memories as they get older

The older people are, the fewer memories they share, research finds. And when they do share, they do it in less detail than younger people do, too.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: memory aging communication seniors older-adults health-and-medicine decisions

Nope, ‘mommy brain’ doesn’t sap attention

The idea of "mommy brain" affecting moms' attention and memory doesn't seem to hold up under testing.

Joseph Paul-Purdue • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: attention parents memory mothers brains science-and-technology

Like a treasure map, brain region emphasizes reward location

The lateral septum encodes spatial information with a special emphasis on where the reward lies.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
June 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: neuroscience biology memory learning research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences picower-institute

Canary song ‘syntax’ reveals hidden brain states

Tiny, head-mounted microscopes provide a window into how short-term memory allows canaries to belt out complex, sentence-like songs.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: birds memory neurons brains science-and-technology languages singing

Canary song ‘syntax’ reveals hidden brain states

Tiny, head-mounted microscopes provide a window into how short-term memory allows canaries to belt out complex, sentence-like songs.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: birds memory neurons brains science-and-technology languages singing

Brain scans offer clues to memory trouble

Brain scans reveal differences among healthy older adults' ability to recall memories. New research digs into what causes the variations.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
June 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease memory brains older-adults health-and-medicine

Sans Forgetica font doesn’t actually boost memory

"In fact, it seems like although Sans Forgetica is novel and hard to read, its effects might well end there."

Alice Scott-Warwick • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: memory reading society-and-culture fonts

Napping helps preschoolers unlock their full potential for learning

Research shows napping helps young children learn, as well as enhancing their emotional well-being.

Rebecca Spencer, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: children brain neuroscience memory sleep learning vocabulary hippocampus preschool preschoolers school-readiness early-education academic-performance health-outcomes naps cognitive-neuroscience

Add your experience to the ‘plague year’ archive

Historians want to capture individual experiences of our COVID-19 "plague year" in a digital archive. "We're always living in history, but usually we have the luxury of not being aware of it."

Claudia Hooper-U. Melbourne • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 history memory featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine images pandemics

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