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An Alzheimer’s Study Used Electrostimulation To Evoke Vivid Memories – Here’s What It Could Mean

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most dreaded diagnoses, and the fear is particularly acute among older people. This complex brain disorder, which usually affects older individuals, can cause many cognitive disabilities, most notably memory impairment. About 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, millions of loved ones and caregivers are affected, […]

Stronger Functional Connectivity Linked To Youthful Memory In Older Adults

Communication among neurons in various networks of the brain is associated with “superagers”, older adults who, despite their advanced age, maintain youthful memory, new research indicates. The work is the second in a series of three studies undertaken to unlock the secret of something researchers already knew: that some adults in their 80s and 90s […]

Decision Making: Remembering To Choose The Future

From the philosophers of ancient Greece to the self-help books of today, humans have long been interested in choice. Philosophers and ethicists have debated what goals we ought to choose for millennia, and for a century or more economists and psychologists have studied what goals we will choose. In everyday language, we often talk about […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Destroys Neurons That Keep Us Awake

Researchers and caregivers have noted that excessive daytime napping can develop long before the memory problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease begin to unfold. Prior studies have considered this excessive daytime napping to be compensation for poor nighttime sleep caused by Alzheimer’s-related disruptions in sleep-promoting brain regions, while others have argued that the sleep problems themselves […]