How bullying affects the brain

Jan 6, 2019 by

New research shoes that kids and teens who are chronically bullied have physical structural changes in the brain, affecting attention, motivation, reward sensitivity, conditioning and emotional processing....

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Blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer’s

Jan 4, 2019 by

Scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have devised a blood test that could test for Alzheimer’s biomarkers before the appearance of obvious symptoms....

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Key protein boosts memory in adult brain

Dec 2, 2018 by

Although scientists have known that the protein netrin plays an important role in early neural development, new research indicates that it’s also essential for adults’ learning and memory function....

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Glial cells play active role in memory and learning

Jul 6, 2018 by

Also called “astrocytes” because they are shaped like stars, glial cells prune unwanted synapses in the brain to manage the limited space in the hippocampus....

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Quiet rest after learning helps us remember the fine details

May 28, 2018 by

A research study from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK found that simply resting for 10 minutes after learning something new is enough to help us better memorize it in fine detail....

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New study shows learning occurs in dendrites, not synapses

May 4, 2018 by

A new study proposes that learning isn’t done in the synapses but rather in a few dendrites, the branches that feed inputs to the neuron....

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