Saturated fatty acids increase when making memories

Jul 6, 2021 by

Researchers at UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute have discovered that saturated fatty acid levels unexpectedly rise in the brain during memory formation. Typically, in a kitchen setting, saturated fats, like coconut oil and butter, stay solid at room temperature. In...

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Young children would rather explore than get rewards

Sep 15, 2020 by

Given the choice, young children will pass up rewards they know they can collect in order to explore other options. The research, which was done on 4- to 5-year-old children, found that children continued to explore options besides high-value...

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New risk factor for dementia identified

Sep 18, 2018 by

New research has found that people whose exposure to nitrogen dioxide from air pollution was in the top fifth had a 40% greater risk of being diagnosed with dementia, deregistration from the doctor’s office or death, whichever came first....

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New biomarkers may help test for concussion

Sep 28, 2017 by

A new study that analyzed blood samples from 30 injured patients at regular intervals immediately after being hurt identified three inflammatory biomarkers that could serve as early biomarkers of TBI....

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A healthy heart may protect against cognitive decline

May 18, 2016 by

There’s new evidence that a healthy heart may also protect against age-related cognitive decline....

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Our brains file memories during rest

May 10, 2016 by

A UCLA study of rats (which are very similar to human in terms of brains) found that memories formed in one part of the brain are replayed and transferred to a different area during rest....

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Distractibility trait predisposes some to attentional lapses

Jan 9, 2016 by

There’s new research indicating that people vary not only according to personality traits, but also by cognitive traits like distractibility....

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