Listen: Drugs like MDMA and LSD are transforming therapy

Listen to an expert break down the latest findings on how psychoactive drugs like MDMA are changing the way people engage with therapy on this podcast.

U. Chicago • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: drugs memory therapy featured health-and-medicine post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Why people with Alzheimer’s may lose their way

A new study clarifies spatial memory loss, such as losing objects or getting lost, among people with Alzheimer's disease.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
July 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease memory aging brains health-and-medicine

Remove memories to treat addiction?

"You don't want to erase the entire memory; you only want to erase the part that's associated with the drug."

Stanford • futurity
July 17, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: addiction memory brains featured health-and-medicine

TB medication could fight fear and anxiety

An antibiotic that treats tuberculosis could help fight fear and anxiety disorders when combined with therapy, researchers report.

Rachel White-UT Austin • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: anxiety memory antibiotics tuberculosis fear health-and-medicine medications post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

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

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

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