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How Does Your Brain Make and Store Memories?

Memories

We all have memories; but how does our brain actually make and store memories? The difference between long-term and short-term memory. We’ve all heard the terms long-term and short-term memory. Short-term memory is used to refer to our recollection of things that have happened recently and, while we may think that this covers a period of say the last hour, ...

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Confirmation that boys with Autism have Visible Differences in their Brains

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Scientists have discovered that the region of the brain responsible for interpreting social cues among people who have been diagnosed with autism, differs depending on gender. They found that the region is unusually smooth in males, but normal in females. The findings of the study were published in a recent edition of the journal ‘Molecular Autism’ and add further evidence ...

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The Difference between Super Agers and Regular Agers

The Difference between Super Agers and Regular Agers

Have you ever heard of Super Agers? They are people over the age of 80 who have the ability to retain an incredibly sharp memory, much more so that in relation to their peers. Researchers are now focusing their studies on the brains of these Super Agers to figure out just how and why their brains are able to retain more ...

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NEWSFLASH: Smoking is Still Bad for You

Smoking is Still Bad for You

We all know by now that smoking is adverse to our health. That’s a given. But continued research has revealed even more bad news about the effects that smoking has on our health. Scientists drive yet another nail into the smoking coffin A recent joint study out of the University of Edinburgh and the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University ...

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