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Thu, 24 May 2018   Bursts of brain activity linked to memory reactivation

Leading theories propose sleep presents an opportune time for important, new memories to become stabilized. And it's long been known which brain waves are produced during sleep. In a new study, researchers set out to better understand the brain mechanisms that secure memory storage.

Thu, 24 May 2018   Depression speeds up brain aging, find psychologists

Psychologists have found a link between depression and an acceleration of the rate at which the brain ages.

Wed, 23 May 2018   Early-life obesity impacts children's learning and memory, study suggests

A new study found that children on the threshold of obesity or overweight in the first two years of life had lower perceptual reasoning and working memory scores than lean children when tested at ages five and eight. The study also indicated that IQ scores may be lower for higher-weight children.

Wed, 23 May 2018   People with family history of alcoholism release more dopamine in expectation of alcohol

People with a family history of alcohol use disorder (AUD) release more dopamine in the brain's main reward center in response to the expectation of alcohol than people diagnosed with the disorder, or healthy people without any family history of AUD, reports a new study.

Wed, 23 May 2018   Memory molecule limits plasticity by calibrating calcium

Researchers have for the first time identified a novel role for the CA2-enriched protein RGS14 and provided insights into the mechanism by which it limits plasticity. RGS14 seems to be special, acting as a molecular factor that puts the brakes on plasticity when it's present, enabling specialized types of memory encoding.

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   “Growth mindset” theory doesn’t translate directly from kids to adults – telling an adult they are a “hard worker” can backfire

   Strangers are more likely to come to your help in a racially diverse neighbourhood

   The results are in from the first study of what encourages and deters people from bullshitting

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