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Raise Your Fist Against Memory Loss

Memory, Science News | 2013/04/24
Raise Your Fist Against Memory Loss

Clenching your right fist may help form a stronger memory of an event or action, and clenching your left may help you recollect the memory later, according to new research. “The findings suggest that some simple body movements – by temporarily changing the way the brain functions – can improve memory.” says Ruth Propper, lead […]

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Musicians Don’t Lose Sleep Over Practice

Memory, Science News | 2013/04/15
Musicians Don’t Lose Sleep Over Practice

A new study examining how the brain learns and retains motor skills looked particulary into whether sleep enhances the learning process for musicians practicing a new piano melody. The study found that musicians who practiced and learned a new melody and were tested on it again after a night’s sleep show enhanced skill. “The goal […]

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Reactivating memories during sleep

Memory, Science News | 2013/04/14
Reactivating memories during sleep

Why do some memories last a lifetime while others disappear quickly? A new study suggests that memories rehearsed, during sleep or waking, can have an impact on memory consolidation and on what is remembered later.

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