Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023



Is it possible to spot signs of dementia nine years before diagnosis?

January 19, 2023 12:39 pm

Using data from the UK Biobank database, the study pinpointed problem solving and number recall as two of the early signs of developing dementia

Not neurons, but synapses, form working memory, 'hold' info : Study

December 31, 2022 11:24 am

Between the time you read the Wi-Fi password off the café's menu board and the time you can get back to your laptop to enter it, you have to 'hold' it in mind. This is a classic case of working memory in action that researchers have strived for decades to explain

How much memory loss is normal with ageing?

December 26, 2022 11:27 am

Memory loss becomes a problem when it starts to affect your typical day-to-day living. It's not a huge issue if you can't remember to turn right or left. However, forgetting why you are behind the wheel, where you are meant to be going or even how to drive are not normal

Feeling forgetful after Covid? Study shows the virus can affect short-term memory

December 07, 2022 2:31 pm

Many people with COVID experience a phenomenon commonly called “brain fog”, which can include problems remembering, concentrating and performing daily tasks

Nine effective tips to sharpen your memory

November 05, 2022 11:21 am

Whether you are a student, a working professional, a housewife or a senior citizen - "everyone wants and needs to have a good memory", nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee said

Memory problems during the pandemic? It's just your brain trying to distinguish one day from the next

September 19, 2022 2:03 pm

It's not really clear what exactly causes these memory glitches, but well-established theories from cognitive psychology may be able to explain the phenomenon

'British Asian Refugee' Ram Gidoomal pens memoir

August 27, 2022 12:29 pm

Born in a migrant Indian family of silk traders that fled British India during Partition, Gidoomal's early life in the coastal Kenyan city of Mombasa seemed charmed with wealth and success

How memory 'clutter' makes it harder to remember things as we get older

March 26, 2022 10:23 am

A recent study suggest that instead of a difficulty in storing memories, poorer memory as we get older is a result of being less able to focus our attention on relevant target information, meaning we put too much information into our memory.

New landmark study sheds light on the possible cause of Alzheimer’s-related symptoms

February 24, 2022 4:10 pm

The researchers found that the loss of synapses or connections between brain cells was strongly associated with poor performance on cognitive tests

Can an athlete’s blood enhance brainpower?

December 13, 2021 7:12 pm

A genetic analysis showed that about 1,950 genes had changed in response to the infusion of runner blood, becoming either more or less activated.