Try as you might, some events cannot be remembered. Known in psychology as memory blocking, the phenomenon has remained elusive since first described more than half a century ago. Now Donnelly Centre researchers have found that blocking is not due to problems with forming memories, as previously thought, but with memory recall--in worms at least. By studying this process in the C. elegans worm, a creature only one millimeter long but whose biology has been studied so extensively that the position of all of its 302 nerve cells in the body is known, the researchers think they'll be able to pinpoint the cells and molecules at play during learning and memory. The findings are described in a study published in the journal Scientific Reports. Memory blocking, also known as Kamin blocking, was first described in rats in the 1960s by the psychologist Leon Kamin at McMaster University. It occurs when an animal that has already learned to respond to a cue, a sound for example, cannot learn to … [Read more...] about Researchers peer inside worm’s mind for clues on how memories form
How memory is stored in brain
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: badhealth, Brain, distractions, distractions and memory, nerve cells, sleep and memory (Natural News) Recent studies uncover how sleep and distractions affect the ability of the brain to store memories. Researchers from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke find that communication between key brain regions increases when a person is asleep. The study focused on how the brain creates and stores new memories. The researchers used a new form of technology called the NeuroGrid system, together with recording electrodes placed deeper into the brain, to evaluate the brain activities in some parts of rodents’ brains during non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, which is the longest stage of sleep. The system they invented is comprised of a collection of tiny electrodes connected together similar to the threads of a blanket. This was then laid across a region of the brain so that every electrode could … [Read more...] about Lack of sleep affects how your brain stores memories
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by: RJ Jhonson Tags: badhealth, badpollution, Cell Phone Dangers, cell phone radiation, electropollution, EMD, EMF radiation, memory function, memory impairment, memory loss, mobile devices, radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, RF-EMF, smart meters, smartphone dangers, smartphone radiation (Natural News) Smartphones are a considerable part of daily life these days. And while they have led to revolutions in terms of convenience, communication, entertainment, and others, studies have, time and time again, proven that they have adverse effects on their users. One particular research found that constant exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) emitted by cell phones and other communication technologies can impair the memory of young individuals. The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives and titled HERMES (Health Effects Related to Mobile phone usE in adolescentS), followed 700 participants aged 12 to 17 for one year. … [Read more...] about EMF radiation found to affect memory in young people
WHEN we heard the news, we were all in shock. Last Saturday, less than 90 minutes after West Ham’s match at Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people on board his helicopter were killed suddenly in a crash. Their tragic passing has been a stark reminder not only of just how short life is, but how suddenly it can disappear. I have had a few personal reminders of this over the years. When I was in Parliament at the time of the Westminster terrorist attack last year, I really understood the saying about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. And trying to come to terms with the news that I had a potentially fatal brain aneurysm in 2006 was both terrifying and sobering. To many people, Leicester City owner Vichai, was the man who had everything — money, helicopters and a jet-set lifestyle. It’s easy to think people with lives like that are slightly more protected from everything, including death. But if you are in the wrong place at the wrong … [Read more...] about Sudden death of Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in tragic crash shows you must make most of life
Saturday, November 03, 2018 by: S.D. Wells Tags: ASD, autism, autism not genetic, autism not inherited, autism vaccines, badhealth, Big Pharma, brain health, cdc coverup, chemical medicine racket, Dangerous Medicine, deception, disease causes, flu shot mercury, heavy metal toxins, medical myths, mercury in vaccines, propaganda, Vaccine dangers, vaccine toxins, vaccines cause autism (Natural News) Nursing homes and retirement “villages” in America are chock full of elderly folks who are victims of brittle bones, dementia, strokes, heart attacks, osteoporosis, and severe arthritis. Yet, something is missing, and it’s more obvious than a trumpeting elephant in a small room full of people. Where are all the autistic senior citizens? Does the government ship them all off to some special island where it’s kept hush-hush and they receive all the special treatment they need? (Of course not…) Today’s medical “establishment” claims that most … [Read more...] about If autism is hereditary, then where are all the retirement homes full of autistic people?