Zika Virus: Possible affects in the brains of adult mice

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Description: You have probably heard of the Zika virus. It is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes and by sexual intercourse and is led to travel advisories specifically aimed at pregnant women considering traveling to or living in areas of Central and South America where the virus has been active. Most of what you have likely… Read more »

Sea Quest Heros versus Dementia!

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Description: How might you playing an app based game help neuroscientists diagnose dementia among the elderly? Not sure? Well, the loss of spatial skill or the ability to navigate is an early symptom of the onset of dementia. So how about now, how might you answer that opening question? Give it some thought have a… Read more »

REM State Sleep and Memory Formation: Dreaming Mice

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Description: You may recall from a section in one of your psychology courses that the early part of a night’s sleep is typically referred to as restorative sleep. This involves deep sleep. In the latter half of a night’s sleep we typically engage in more rapid eye movements or REM state sleep. Do you recall… Read more »

Mono-tasking: The “New” Way to Process Information!

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Description: So here’s an interesting challenge. Go to the article linked below and, before you start reading it, remove all distractors from around you, and I mean all. Mute your phone, turn off the radio, turn off the television, do not check email, do nothing else except focusing and reading the article linked below. Once… Read more »

Memory in Alzheimer’s Disease and Light Therapy

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Description: The most poignant symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is the loss of previously consolidated long-term memories. The search is on for therapies that will, in particular reduce the impact of this particular symptom of the disorder. Read the article linked below for an overview of the way fiber-optic or light therapy may have a positive… Read more »

Working Memory and Distraction

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Description: in your introductory or other psychology courses you’ve undoubtedly had some introduction to issues and concepts related to working memory and to the maintaining of attention (the opposite of course of which is distraction). So, think for a minute about how working memory and distractability might be related and then read the article linked… Read more »

Speed Reading: Resource for Beleaguered Students or Marketing Hype?

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Description: It is heading towards another exam time (of course it is!) and you are swamped with reading – maybe if you took a speed reading course your life would become manageable! Well, as we say in Psychology, how about looking to see if there is any data on the efficacy of that sort of… Read more »

Memory and Trauma Recovery

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Description: Past traumatic events can contribute to a range of challenges and difficulties in later life. People’s memories for those particular events may be hazy or even nonexistent. The question that arises is whether past traumatic memories have to be remembered in detail in order to be dealt with effectively in later years whether such… Read more »