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Alzheimer’s treatment rests on neuron fingerprints in the brain

Adopting an unconventional apporach, researchers have proposed that our memories create 'fingerprints'. These can reveal how the brain is organized. The significance of this is with helping to understand the causes of Alzheimer's disease.

Research: Looking at why some words are so easy to forget

You want to say something and it's on the tip of your tongue and then disappears...Why are some words more memorable than others? New psychological research has probed the brain for the answer.

Q&A: Emerging consensus for evidence-based brain training Special

There's an emerging consensus in the medical world about the value of evidence-based brain training. Leading neuroscientist Dr. Henry Mahncke explains why and provides some tips on getting it for free.

Stimulating activities are necessary to avoid cognitive decline

A new study finds that to help avoid cognitive decline in old age, people need to engage in two or more mentally stimulating activities. The researchers tested out different activities to assess what works best for those entering a more advanced age.

Neurostimulation patch aims to improve working memory

A wearable patch has been invented, designed to improve working memory. This is a neurostimulation device which works on the prefrontal cortex through electrical stimulation.

Essential Science: The invention of universal computer memory

Technologists have created an alternative form of computer memory, designed to solve the digital technology energy crisis. This discovery turns decade old computer science theory into something practical.

Review: Skepticism for the digital age? Exhibition explores perception Special

London - What can magic and conjuring tell us about the human mind? Have we moved on from Victorian times and now sit in a more rationale world, or can technology still alter our perceptions and memories? A new exhibition explores these themes.

Can technology affect the memories of children?

Is the way we remember in the era of technology changing? What is the importance of tangible vs. digital memories? And does this affect children more than adults? These research questions have recently been explored.

Overnight brain stimulation may improve memory

New research suggests that a non-invasive technique of brain stimulation may enhances memory storage. Applied at night this appears to work without disturbing sleep.

Dim light makes us dimmer

Michigan - As research questions go, it's an interesting on: "Does dim light make us dumber?" By this researcher have studied the effects of spending too long in dimly lit rooms on brain structure and memory.

Will it be possible to erase 'bad' memories?

Will it be possible, at some future point, to eradicate 'bad' memories? Such as those associated with post-traumatic stress disorder? New study of snail neurons suggests memories that trigger anxiety can be erased.

Discovering how the brain encodes the memory of fear

New research from scientists working at the University of California, Riverside on “fear memory” could lead to the development of therapies that reduce the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Review: Robert Lepage’s ‘887’ turns memory into a multimedia masterpiece Special

Toronto - There are a lot of ways you could categorize Robert Lepage’s spellbinding “887” – magic show? Confessional monologue? History lesson? – and none would be wrong. But only by blending these unlikely elements does it become a masterwork.

Can human memory be improved with magnets?

The way we interpret the world is partly based on how we remember sounds and interpret these in our minds. New research into memory, building on this concept, suggests that memory might be improved through the use of magnets.

Serious processor flaw makes hacking devices much easier

A significant flaw in a key security feature of computer processors could allow attackers to gain control of devices far more easily than was previously possible. There's currently no cure because the problem lies in the chip's firmware.

Putting stress at bay through memory tests

When people are stressed they tend, sometimes, to become confused and forget things. New research suggests learning by taking practice tests helps to protect the memory against the negative effects of stress.

Terahertz radiation could make computer memory 1,000 times faster

Researchers have discovered that the radiation emitted by terahertz waves could allow computer memory 1,000 times faster than current modules to be developed. The discovery has significant implications for the future of AI and machine learning.

Google Chrome to make slow PCs a little faster this December

Google has announced that an upcoming version of its Chrome web browser will reduce memory usage by as much as 50 percent. In some cases, even more significant savings could be observed. The improvements will make Chrome easier to use on low-end PCs.

Explanation for why Alzheimer’s causes memory loss

The tau protein has been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. However, there has been, until now, little research about how then protein contributes to memory loss. A new theory has been proposed.

Study finds posting on social media helps improve memory

Ithaca - A study conducted at Cornell University determined posting experiences on Facebook and other social media sites helps improve a person's memory. This was the first study of its kind although it has been known writing down experiences helps improve memory.

Samsung unveils the world's largest consumer SSD

Samsung has announced the world's highest-capacity 2.5-inch SSD designed for the consumer market. The drive can store up to 4TB of data, the same as a high-end hard drive, while outperforming mechanical disks on every metric and using less power.

Forget microSD — Something far better has finally arrived

Samsung has announced the world's first UFS removable memory cards for mobile devices, available in capacities up to 256 gigabytes. UFS is the replacement for the ubiquitous microSD used by current smartphones and offers huge performance improvements.

Essential Science: West Nile virus causes memory loss

One of the lasting effects of West Nile virus, for some sufferers, is neurological problems including memory loss. A new study links this to an immune reaction.

Want to remember something? Then exercise

Having trouble remembering important things, such as names for a business meeting, studying for an exam, or a list groceries? The answer is to exercise, and to time the exercise 4 hours after reading or hearing the thing you want to recall.

New AI app for the iPhone gives you an 'intelligent memory'

A new app is seeking to bring artificial intelligence and machine learning to the iPhone, giving you an "intelligent memory" inside your smartphone. Snips has modelled the way humans learn to create an app that sorts and links all your data.

Stress can affect brain function and memory

A new study into the effects of long-term stress has shown the condition can affect brain inflammation and that this, in turn, affects short-term memory function.

How memory loss is linked to schizophrenia

Columbia University researchers have found that deficits in social memory (which is connected with schizophrenia) is associated with a decrease in certain brain cells.

'Poetic passwords' could be the future of memorable security

A pair of researchers claim to have developed a new system for generating super-secure, memorable passwords that is based around rhyming poetry. The resulting phrases would take five million years to crack, based on the performance of today's computers.

Best way to remember someone's name revealed

Montreal - It's happened to all of us. We see a familiar face but we can't quite place the name of the person, sometimes leading to embarrassment. Researchers have pinpointed the best way to put a name to a face.

Too much willpower leads to memory loss

A new study indciates that people who exercise willpower could suffer impaired memory function, via the draining of shared brain mechanisms and structures.
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Samsung s next-generation UFS memory cards are designed to replace microSD and offer substantial per...
Samsung's next-generation UFS memory cards are designed to replace microSD and offer substantial performance improvements
Samsung s next-generation UFS memory cards are designed to replace microSD and offer substantial per...
Samsung's next-generation UFS memory cards are designed to replace microSD and offer substantial performance improvements

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