Tag: "forgetting" at biology news
Key to tackling malaria may lie in bed nets for adults and older children
...ng children and pregnant women as possible without forgetting
that even partial coverage of entire communities can provides greater and more equitable protection to everyone. Co-author Patrick Kachur from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasizes that this is an achievable goal: A number of A...
New Brandeis research sheds light on memory by erasing it
...ied. This provides a way to directly visualize the forgetting
process and complements previous work done in Lisman's laboratory showing that when LTP is induced (as during learning), CaMKII moves into the synapse. ...
Brain fends off distractions
...Psychologists carry out a lot of research into the forgetting
of distracting information. For this they use a standard test with words. Veling adapted this test to determine if the brain actually suppresses the distraction. Mango Veling asked study subjects to remember words that were strongly associated ...
Problem forgetting may be a natural mechanism gone awry
...that the problem may be a slight shift in a normal forgetting
mechanism. Scientists believe a memory forms whe...owever, this mechanism in excess may lead to rapid forgetting
as seen during brain aging. Fosters lab group used aged and young rats to examine the relationship...
Complaints about memory are associated with Alzheimer-related brain damage
... occasional memory loss, like losing their keys or forgetting
their wife's birthday," said Barnes. "The important point in our study was that the people who hadn't developed Alzheimer's disease by the time they died, but complained about their memory performance, already had Alzheimer's pathology in their brain...
Wild gorillas carriers of a SIV virus close to the AIDS virus
...biology of SIV infections in these great apes, not forgetting
the question of how the gorillas were contaminated. This last point remains a mystery,considered as rare....
Throwaway society? Truth is, we really care about getting rid of things
...luding giving things away, selling or even quietly forgetting
them. "Of course, this is not to say that these things are not wasted by those who might receive them. Charity shops, for instance, often send for ragging the donations that they regard as unacceptable. "But what matters more is that households clear...
Deep thoughts of a birdbrain
...t. The authors trained five pigeons on a directed forgetting
test, a variation on the classic match-to-sample test. After viewing sample stimuli consisting of one of two shapes (a circle or dot) or colors (red or white), the birds were cued to remember or forget the sample (signaled by either a high- or low-f...
Biological clock may shut down long-term memory at night
... with memory may explain why memory lapses such as forgetting
where you last set down your keys occur. "This research will provide significant information toward understanding memory and thus diseases that affect memory," Eskin said. With the potential to shed light upon neurodegenerative diseases such as A...