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  • Get Your 8 Hours Sleep: How Your Brain Makes Memories

    Get Your 8 Hours Sleep: How Your Brain Makes Memories1

    Studies confirm your teacher’s advice about getting enough sleep Conventional wisdom says that sleep is an important part of learning (remember your teachers telling you to get a good night’s sleep before a big test?), but what is your brain actually doing while you are sleeping? Memory Memory is the process of encoding, storing, and retrieving

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  • Coffee Improves Memory: Just A Load Of Froth?

    Coffee Improves Memory: Just A Load Of Froth?0

    A new study claims caffeine enhances long-term memory. Caffeine is the world’s most used drug with 90% of us consuming it on a daily basis. We are all too familiar with the claims that caffeine plays a role in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, the boosting of the immune system and the promotion of cardiac arrhythmia.

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  • Long-term Memory Is Not Just for Humans

    Long-term Memory Is Not Just for Humans0

    Dolphins can remember friends even after 20 years apart. Dolphins can recognise old mates’ whistles even after being apart for more than 20 years, says a new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. This represents the longest memory about other animals ever recorded for a non-human species. Actually, dolphins’ exceptional

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  • The Forgotten Life of Plants

    The Forgotten Life of Plants1

    Plants warn each other and use epigenetic changes to remember these warnings. In Lewis Caroll’s Through the Looking Glass, Alice wanders into a garden with flowers that can talk — the “garden of Live Flowers”.  Of course, all plants are alive, but here the flowers are called “live” because they can talk.  One of the greatest

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  • Fake Memory Implanted in Mice with a Beam of Light

    Fake Memory Implanted in Mice with a Beam of Light0

    Researchers have been able to consistently create a “false memory”. If you’ve ever been frustrated by erratic memories, spare a thought for the mice involved in a study published in the journal Science. Researchers have been able to consistently create a “false memory”, making a mouse fearful of a place it has no reason to

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  • Memory Problems? Try Brain Rhythm Therapy While You Sleep

    Memory Problems? Try Brain Rhythm Therapy While You Sleep0

    Using sound stimulation to maximize memory benefits. Ahhh sleep, beautiful sleep. It’s the blissful state of inactivity that renews the body and mind. Greek philosopher Aristotle described the restorative value of suspending consciousness in slumber as far back as 350 BC. Today researchers have taken Aristoltle’s understanding of sleep being a physical state of renewal

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