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Music’s Role in Reducing Stress for Cancer Patients

Music’s Role in Reducing Stress for Cancer Patients | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
A new study is to investigate whether music affects the health of cancer patients by soothing them and making them less anxious.
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Exercise may trump mental activity in protecting against brain shrinkage

Exercising regularly in old age may better protect against brain shrinkage than engaging in mental or social activities, according to a new study. Research suggests that brain shrinkage may lead to problems with memory and thinking.
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Using the Eye as a Window into the Brain

Using the Eye as a Window into the Brain | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
An inexpensive, five-minute eye scan can accurately assess the amount of brain damage in people with the debilitating autoimmune disorder multiple sclerosis (MS), and offer clues about how quickly the disease is progressing.
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Training computers to understand the human brain

Training computers to understand the human brain | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Researchers use fMRI datasets to train a computer to predict the semantic category of an image originally viewed by five different people.
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Study reveals how memory load leaves us ‘blind’ to new visual information

Study reveals how memory load leaves us ‘blind’ to new visual information | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
It's been known for some time that when our brains are focused on a task, we can fail to see other things that are in plain sight.
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A Brain Implant that Improves Memory and Decision-Making, Helps to Make Up Your Mind

A Brain Implant that Improves Memory and Decision-Making, Helps to Make Up Your Mind | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Are you always forgetting things or can’t make up your mind? Recent research has shown promise for a brain implant that could be used to help you remember or decide....
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Cognitive Laziness Inhibits Creative Thinking

Cognitive Laziness Inhibits Creative Thinking | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
One of the many ways in which we have become cognitively lazy is to accept our initial perspective on problems.
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Learning requires rhythmical activity of neurons

Learning requires rhythmical activity of neurons | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
The hippocampus represents an important brain structure for learning. Scientists have discovered how it filters electrical neuronal signals through an input and output control, thus regulating learning and memory processes.
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Brain: Multiple contacts are key to synapse formation

Brain: Multiple contacts are key to synapse formation | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Multiple synaptic contacts between nerve cells facilitate the creation of a new contact, as neuroscientists report. An integral mechanism of memory foundation is the formation of additional contacts between neurons in the brain.
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A Brain Filter for Clear Information Transmission

A Brain Filter for Clear Information Transmission | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Frequently, as many as one thousand signals rain down on a single neuron simultaneously. To ensure that precise signals are delivered, the brain possesses a sophisticated inhibitory system. Scientists have now illuminated how this system works.
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Futurity.org – These molecules make memories stick around

Futurity.org – These molecules make memories stick around | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it

The finding comes close to answering the question: how does an experience become a memory that can be accessed months, even years later?

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You Can Learn While You Sleep, Says Study

You Can Learn While You Sleep, Says Study | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
New research from Weizmann Institute, published in Nature Neuroscience has discovered that people can actually learn during sleep, which can unconsciously modify their behavior while aw...
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The brain in numbers, colours and wow

The brain in numbers, colours and wow | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
An amazing picture by Dwayne Godwin and Jorge Cham from PhD Comics. Click for the full size image just published at the Scientific American site. Definitely worth seeing in its hi-res glory.  ...
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How the brain forms categories

How the brain forms categories | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Neurobiologists have investigated how the brain is able to group external stimuli into stable categories. They found the answer in the discrete dynamics of neuronal circuits.
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Books Trim the Brain - ScienceNOW

Books Trim the Brain - ScienceNOW | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it

Books Trim the Brain - ScienceNOW... Books and educational toys can make a child smarter, but they also influence how the brain grows

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Researchers reveal first brain study of Temple Grandin —

Researchers reveal first brain study of Temple Grandin — | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it

Temple Grandin, perhaps the world’s most famous person with autism, has exceptional nonverbal intelligence and spatial memory, and her brain has a host of structural and functional differences compared with the brains of controls.

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How attention helps you remember: the role of astrocytes | KurzweilAI

How attention helps you remember: the role of astrocytes | KurzweilAI | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
A human astrocyte cell (credit: Wikipedia/Bruno Pascal) A new study from MIT neuroscientists sheds light on a neural circuit that makes us likelier to...
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How attention helps you remember - MIT News Office

How attention helps you remember - MIT News Office | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
New study finds long-overlooked cells help the brain respond to visual stimuli.
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Brain parts can evolve independently, shows analysis of brains of 10,000 mice

Brain parts can evolve independently, shows analysis of brains of 10,000 mice | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Scientists have found compelling evidence that parts of the brain can evolve independently from each other. The brains of approximately 10,000 mice were analyzed. Seven individual parts of each brain were measured by volume and weight.
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'I'm bored!' -- Research on attention sheds light on the unengaged mind

Boredom is often seen as a trivial and temporary, but it can also be a chronic and pervasive stressor that has significant consequences for health and well-being. Despite this, boredom itself is still poorly understood.
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Using Pattern Recognition to Enhance Memory and Creativity

Using Pattern Recognition to Enhance Memory and Creativity | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
The same process that allows us to have better memory than monkeys may ultimately be what makes us human.
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Monitoring brain activity during study can help predict test performance | ScienceBlog.com

Monitoring brain activity during study can help predict test performance | ScienceBlog.com | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Research at Sandia National Laboratories has shown that it’s possible to predict how well people will remember information by monitoring their brain activity...
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Mathematics or memory? Study charts collision course in brain

Mathematics or memory? Study charts collision course in brain | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
You already know it's hard to balance your checkbook while simultaneously reflecting on your past. Now, researchers -- having done the equivalent of wire-tapping a hard-to-reach region of the brain -- can tell us how this impasse arises.
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Dana Foundation Blog: Brains over Brawn for Older Olympians

How can two Olympic gymnasts 20 years older than most participants compete for medals?
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