Mother Nature Network on Tumblr MNN on Facebook MNN on Twitter
Mother Nature Network

14

Jan

Caffeine can boost memory, study findsCalling all test takers: new research suggests that a shot of caffeine after a learning session may help to enhance memory.

Caffeine can boost memory, study finds
Calling all test takers: new research suggests that a shot of caffeine after a learning session may help to enhance memory.

26

Jul

What does tooth loss have to do with memory?Losing natural teeth reduces sensory signals that teeth send to the brain, affecting its functions, and this could include memory.

What does tooth loss have to do with memory?
Losing natural teeth reduces sensory signals that teeth send to the brain, affecting its functions, and this could include memory.

25

Jul

Remember me? Scientists implant false memories in miceMice were given false memories when their brains were made to recall events in different context from that in which they occurred.

Remember me? Scientists implant false memories in mice
Mice were given false memories when their brains were made to recall events in different context from that in which they occurred.

05

Jun

Why women may be better at remembering facesCompared with men, women seem to have a knack for fixating on the eyes, nose and mouth of someone they’ve just met.

Why women may be better at remembering faces
Compared with men, women seem to have a knack for fixating on the eyes, nose and mouth of someone they’ve just met.

18

Feb


 When it comes to short-term memory, chimps are smarter than humans  



An amazing working memory likely helps the animals navigate the branches of huge trees to feed.
An amazing working memory likely helps the animals navigate the branches of huge trees to feed.

16

Jan


 How Facebook affects your memory 



Researchers believe the similarity of online communication to everyday speech makes it more memorable than lines from books.
Researchers believe the similarity of online communication to everyday speech makes it more memorable than lines from books.

17

Aug

What ‘super-agers’ can teach us about memorySeniors over the age of 80 with excellent memories have thicker cortices, the memory center of the brain. This finding could aid Alezheimer’s research.

What ‘super-agers’ can teach us about memory
Seniors over the age of 80 with excellent memories have thicker cortices, the memory center of the brain. This finding could aid Alezheimer’s research.

22

May

Good fat, bad fat: What’s good for your body also good for your brainAcross a four-year study, women who ate more foods with mono-unsaturated fat, like avocados, had better cognitive function and memory.

Good fat, bad fat: What’s good for your body also good for your brain
Across a four-year study, women who ate more foods with mono-unsaturated fat, like avocados, had better cognitive function and memory.

09

Feb

Deep brain stimulation enhances memoryTiny electrical shocks to the brain just before learning a new task strengthened memory in a handful of patients with epilepsy.

Deep brain stimulation enhances memory
Tiny electrical shocks to the brain just before learning a new task strengthened memory in a handful of patients with epilepsy.

05

Jan

Pot smoking not tied to middle-age mental declineIn the study, past and current users of marijuana actually scored higher on memory tests than those who didn’t use the drug.

Pot smoking not tied to middle-age mental decline
In the study, past and current users of marijuana actually scored higher on memory tests than those who didn’t use the drug.