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Scientists Figure Out How to Retrieve 'Lost' Memories

Scientists Figure Out How to Retrieve 'Lost' Memories | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

"The latest research shows memories “lost” to amnesia aren’t gone forever; they’re just not accessible" The photo is of serotonin crystals.

Kenneth Weene's insight:

Fascinating how quickly our understanding of brain function is growing. As a psychologist I love this kind of research. Of course, what is interesting to me when reading this report is that the stimulus, the specific room in which a shock was administered, wasn't needed to elicit the response, freezing, which suggests that the memories of stimuli and the responses to which they are connected may be stored separately.

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Brain Aging Linked to Sleep-Related Memory Decline

Brain Aging Linked to Sleep-Related Memory Decline | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A report in Nature Neuroscience suggests that natural physical changes interfere with quality slumber, blunting the ability to remember new information for the long term.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

If I could remember what the article said, I'd probably be impressed. Seriously, this is fairly obvious stuff except that they didn't do the right control, training a group of elderly until their pre-sleep performance was equal to the younger group. If the amount of slow-wave sleep is essential, then meditation and hypnosis may become at least paliative.

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Rosemary J. Adkins's curator insight, January 29, 2013 2:45 AM

You be the Judge. Sleep deprivation does effect memory and physical ailment effects sleep so what are the answers?