Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: November 17, 2014
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Century-old belief on hippocampus makes 180 turn
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For years scientists had a preconceived understanding of how memories formed and how neural circuitry behaviour impacted the hippocampus. Researchers are now showing that the flow of activity in the hippocampus is actually bi-directional and not unidirectional as had been previously believed. These findings should lead to further research in broadening our understanding of the mechanisms involved for the creation and retrieval of memories. Published in Nature Neuroscience
Teenaged binge-drinking impairs long term memory
Many of us will remember, even if somewhat vaguely, the exuberance of the teenaged years and the associated adventures of consuming copious amounts of highly spirited beverages. A recent study suggests the overindulgent fun and games of our adolescent years can have lasting results in the form of decreased levels of myelin in the prefrontal cortex, which impacts cognitive functions associated with learning, memory, decision-making, and impulse-control.
Feeling somewhat sluggish due to shift work?
It's no surprise to learn that working rotating shifts around the clock takes a heavy toll on our bodies. A new French study based on 3,000 participants suggests that working irregular shifts over a 10 year period results in very significant cognitive decline compared to normal age-related changes for daytime workers. To learn just how many years you lose,
New biomarker may detect autism sooner and with more accuracy
With autism now widely considered the fastest growing developmental disorder, new research into addressing quicker and more accurate diagnoses is very timely. Appearing in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, new study results demonstrate that brain wave testing could serve as an accurate biomarker for autism and may lead to earlier and improved healthcare interventions.