Researchers identified a mechanism within the brain that tags information with emotional association for enhanced memory. High-frequency brain waves in the amygdala and hippocampus are critical for enhancing emotional memories.
High-fat diets promote early inflammatory responses in the brain via an immune pathway associated with diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases. The findings suggest a link between metabolic dysfunction and cognitive impairment.
A new smartphone app, dubbed HippoCamera helps to significantly improve memory recall and could have applications for improving memory for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The app mimics the function of the hippocampus, constructing and maintaining memories. The app enhances biological memory encoding by boosting attention to daily events and consolidating them more distinctly.
Roflumilast, a drug commonly prescribed for the treatment of COPD and asthma helps retrieve learning memories following a period of sleep deprivation in mice.
Time spent in a novel environment causes neural representations to grow in a surprising way.
Study reveals how motor memory is consolidated during sleep.
Alzheimer's disease onset may be accelerated by viruses that inflame and disrupt signals from the olfactory system to the hippocampus, a new study reports.
Researchers report abstaining from drinking alcohol can actually increase dementia risks. Low to moderate alcohol consumption may help to reduce dementia risks.
A subtle increase of the PKCα protein produces biochemical, cellular, and cognitive impairments akin to those seen in Alzheimer's disease. The finding provides a potential new target for the treatment of the neurodegenerative disorder.