A new study sheds light on why some people with Parkinson's disease binge eat. Researchers report working memory impairment and alterations in reward sensitivity could be behind why binge eating can be problematic in those with Parkinson's.
Researcher report long-lasting proteins in the brain could be a crucial part of the molecular machinery that helps govern long term memory and learning.
Researchers report alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors enhance communication between the hippocampus and frontal cortex, where as a4b7 nicotinic receptors decrease the communication. The findings may have implications for the way stimulation of acetylcholine can be used to treat dementia.
A new study reveals the piriform cortex is able to archive long term memory, but requires instruction from the orbiotfrontal cortex to indicate the event is to be stored as a long-term memory.
IDIBELL researchers have discovered a mechanism that allows us to segment experiences into memory units. Rapidly reactivating memories can lead to long term memory consolidation, they note.
A new Scientific Reports study reveals alcohol may have a surprising effect on learning and memory. Researchers found those who drank alcohol following a learned word task had better recollection of the terms they learned the next day than those who did not drink.
Long-term memories remain 'silent' for about 2 weeks before reaching a mature state, a new study reports.