Archive for February, 2009

Short-Term Memory Revealed

February 23rd, 2009
For years, researchers have surmised that people voluntarily pick what information they store in short-term memory. Now, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers can see just what information people are holding in memory ...

Child Abuse Alters Brain Gene

February 23rd, 2009
Child Abuse Alters Brain GeneChildhood abuse can lead to lasting psychological problems in a person's life, increasing the risk of depression and even suicide later in life. New research suggests that these problems ...

Video Violence May Have Numbing Effect

February 20th, 2009
New research suggests violent video games and movies may make people numb to the pain and suffering of others. The report, found in the March issue of Psychological Science, details the findings of two ...

A New Model for Alzheimer’s

February 20th, 2009
A New Model for Alzheimer's A study from the Buck Institute for Age Research offers a potentially revolutionary new model for Alzheimer's disease. In an effort to unravel the normal function of a protein ...

Microscopic Brain Changes Lead to Schizophrenia, In Mice

February 20th, 2009
A new research investigation has discovered microscopic changes to the brain lead to schizophrenic behavior in mice. "We found several microscopic pathologies and behavioral traits that are hallmarks of schizophrenia," says Ulrich Mueller, Ph.D, ...

PTSD In The Female Solider

February 20th, 2009
According to military records, as of September 30, 2008 over 200,000 women were serving on active duty. While women are technically barred from serving in combat, they are serving in support positions in combat ...

Parental Stress With Special-Needs Children

February 19th, 2009
Raising a child with a disability can cause more daily stress and long-range health problems than parenting a child without disabilities, finds a new study. The investigation looked at a clinical measure of stress along ...

Middle-Age Memory Loss Linked With Parental Dementia

February 19th, 2009
People who have parents diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia may be more likely to have memory loss themselves in middle age. In an ongoing investigation, researchers used the Framingham Heart Study to follow three ...

Relaxing Self-Control May Be Liberating

February 19th, 2009
Classically, self-control is one of our most cherished values. We applaud those with the discipline to regulate their appetites and actions, and we try hard to instill this virtue in our children. We celebrate the power of the mind to make hard choices ...

Do Brain Exercises Prevent Memory Loss?

February 18th, 2009
The debated issue of whether brain activities can prevent memory loss continues be a hot topic. A just released study supports the value of participating in certain mental activities. The study suggests activities ...
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