In: memory

September 3, 2016

Phosphatidylserine may help protect the body against stress and may improve memory and prevent Alzheimer’s dementia. For the last month I…

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Aerobic Exercise Stimulates Neuron Growth
February 19, 2016

Moderate aerobic exercise appears to be the best form of exercise to stimulate neuron growth. One of the great challenges facing…

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MIND Diet Prevents Memory Loss
August 17, 2015

Researchers at Rush University have developed a diet (the MIND diet) that appears to be associated with significantly reduced cognitive decline…

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Sleep and Learning
June 28, 2015

What is the point of sleep? We have a page on this blog devoted to the question but in the last…

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Memory and Cognitive Problems
July 24, 2014

Memory and/or cognitive problems are the rule rather than the exception in people with mood disorders1. There are a number of…

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Brain Cell Formation in Older Brains
February 20, 2014

Cell formation. Readers of this blog may recall that we reported last year the discouraging findings from Dr. Pasco Rakic (professor…

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Extreme Moods and Memory
February 5, 2014

I can think of no better example of the phenomenon of state-dependent learning than the mother of two who came into…

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Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) May Prevent Alzheimer’s
December 12, 2013

Higher blood levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) appear to protect against Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other types of dementia, that…

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My Brain Isn’t Working
September 19, 2013

 Difficulties with cognition and focus are almost universal in folks with moods. In the scientific literature there have been attempts to…

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Mood and Cognitive Functioning
June 23, 2012

Mood can have a profound impact on cognitive functioning. In fact, over the years, we have found that the most likely…

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