How the brain sorts between old and new fears

New research on how mice brains handle fear have implications for PTSD and memory disorders that make discerning past and present threats harder.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Oct. 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: memory brains fear emotions health-and-medicine post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

2 brain networks team up for long-term memory

A new study in mice reveals more information about how long-term memory works. Researchers also found how they can manipulate the process.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
Oct. 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease memory neurons brains hippocampus science-and-technology

Trauma may increase cognitive decline with age

People who experienced trauma faced greater cognitive decline as they aged as compared to people who didn't face trauma, a new study shows.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cognition memory aging trauma brains health-and-medicine

Worse memory with age? It may just be ‘different’

Rather than having "worse" memories as we age, it may just be that the way memory works changes over time, researchers report.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: memory aging brains older-adults health-and-medicine

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

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