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Skull electrodes give memory a boost

The first non-invasive way of stimulating the brain that can boost visual memory has been identified by scientists. The technique uses transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), in which weak electrical currents are applied to the scalp using electrodes, reports the … Continue reading

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Neurons lose information at one bit per second

Information stored in the activity patterns of cerebral cortex neurons is discarded at the surprisingly high rate of one bit per active neuron per second, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization at the University of Gottingen … Continue reading

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Scientists find link in humans between nerve cell production & memory

Production of new nerve cells in the human brain is linked to learning and memory, according to a new study from the University of Florida. The research is the first to show such a link in humans. The findings, published … Continue reading

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Know that noise? Scientists probe formation of auditory memories

Auditory perception requires the listener to learn recurring properties of complex sounds and associate them with plausible physical sources. “Most of our knowledge about auditory memory is based on simple sounds,” says lead study author Dr. Trevor Agus from the … Continue reading

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Seeing the Brain Hear Reveals Surprises About How Sound Is Processed

New research shows our brains are a lot more chaotic than previously thought, and that this might be a good thing. Neurobiologists at the University of Maryland have discovered information about how the brain processes sound that challenges previous understandings … Continue reading

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