Listen: Emotions shape memory for people with dementia

Why can some people with dementia remember an event years in the past but then forget something that just happened? An expert explains.

Duke University | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine dementia memory

Neuron transplant may prevent epilepsy after brain injury

Transplanting neurons into the brains of mice after a traumatic brain injury reduced memory loss and prevented them from developing epilepsy.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains epilepsy memory neurons traumatic-injury

Creepy research: VR spiders, squirrel fangs, and scary memories

From virtual spiders to a scary fanged squirrel, here are three creepy research stories from 2019 to celebrate Halloween.

UT Austin | Oct. 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology fears halloween holidays medical-researchers memory spiders virtual-reality

Symptoms pop up earlier for kids of people with dementia

People with dementia who had a parent with the condition tend to develop symptoms years earlier, and even sooner if both parents had it.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology aging alzheimers-disease brains dementia memory parents prediction

Biased memories lead to gripes about ‘kids these days’

"Humanity has been lodging the same complaints against 'kids these days' for at least 2,600 years," if not longer. A new study suggests why.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture aging bias emotions intelligence memory reading

Why even well-controlled epilepsy may disrupt thinking

Even people who benefit from medication for their epilepsy often experience bouts of difficulty thinking and remembering clearly. Now, researchers know why.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford | Oct. 17, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains epilepsy memory thinking

Are food comas a way to lock in long-term memories?

The brains of sea slugs suggest that food comas, or resting after eating a big meal, may be connected to long-term memory formation.

James Devitt-NYU | Oct. 10, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains food memory sleep

Can we manipulate memory to fight anxiety?

Memory manipulation may seem like science fiction, but this video explains how altering memories to fight anxiety and PTSD could become a reality.

Boston University | Sept. 18, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine anxiety brains memory post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd trauma

Alpha brain waves are even more complex than we thought

Alpha waves related to memory and attention may not come out of a single process, which could complicate our understanding of the brain.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | Sept. 16, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology attention brains eeg memory

Working memory may play role in teen car crash risk

"Not all young drivers crash. So we thought, what is it about those who are crashing? It could be related to variability in working memory development."

Michael Rozansky-Penn | Sept. 16, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains driving memory safety teenagers

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