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Burning calories tied to higher brain volume for elderly

Posted by Admin on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, In : Memory 

Older people who expend more energy on physical activity each week tend to have more gray matter in their brains than less active peers, according to a recent U.S. study.

Exercise, including activities like walking and running, is linked to preserved brain structure, even among individuals with mild and severe symptoms of mental decline, said coauthor James T. Becker, professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

“The volumes of these critical brain regions t...

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This is your brain on sugar: UCLA study shows high-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory

Posted by Admin on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, In : Memory 

Attention, college students cramming between midterms and finals: Binging on soda and sweets for as little as six weeks may make you stupid.

A new UCLA rat study is the first to show how a diet steadily high in fructose slows the brain, hampering memory and learning — and how omega-3 fatty acids can counteract the disruption. The peer-reviewed Journal of Physiology publishes the findings in its May 15 edition.

"Our findings illustrate that what you eat affects how you think," said Fernand...

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Poor memory? Blame Google

Posted by Admin on Friday, May 4, 2012, In : Memory 

First it was a search engine. Then it became almost synonymous with the internet. Now Google is a replacement for the ancient human faculty of memory.

Research by scientists at Columbia University has found that people are adapting their ability to remember because of the formidable power of search engines such as Google to remember things for them. In short, people no longer always need to know stuff; they just need to know where it can be found.

The research, published in Science magazi...

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