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Can Exercise Protect Your Memory?

Can Exercise Protect Your Memory?

  • 4/16/2018 5:30:00 AM
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Jing Chen, Ph.D.Aerobic exercise can help motor skill learning by protecting previously learned procedural memory from subsequent interference tasks (for example, subsequent declarative memory). The primary motor cortex may play an important role during this process. When we examine this has happened, we will perform three experiments to see if our hypothesis is true. In the first two experiments, we let participants perform procedural memory immediately followed by declarative memory or a ...
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What Horses Can Tell Us About Humans

What Horses Can Tell Us About Humans

  • 3/26/2018 6:30:00 AM
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Christine Latham, M.S.Currently, rodents are the most commonly used model for human aging, but because they have much shorter lifespans and many physical dissimilarities from humans, they may not be the best possible model for humans. So, what should we use if the time-honored rodent model is not the best option? Interestingly enough, horses may be able to fill the gap between easy-to-use mouse models and hard-to-control human studies. But why horses? Horses are an athletic species, they have th...
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Shaking Up the Protein Paradigm

Shaking Up the Protein Paradigm

  • 10/7/2016 3:41:00 AM
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Erin SimmonsProtein is often thought to be a workout necessity, the essential complement to every gym bag. Missing protein during the post-workout anabolic window is viewed as unfortunate, if not detrimental to one’s training goals. However, the scientific literature on this subject isn’t quite so black and white. Reviews of protein requirements have touted 1.8 g-1kg-1day-1 as the optimal protein intake for individuals undergoing training, when in fact the literature has propose...
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How does ‘chunking’ help expand your memory? Verifying that consolidation resulting in offline learning influences motor chunks.

  • 11/11/2011 8:35:00 AM
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Sanjeev R. Bhatia, B.P.T.Human memory and the ability to recall vast amounts of trivia and unrelated information have intrigued scientists and researchers for quite some time. However, sometimes memory is inconsistent in its retrievability. Research on memory often focuses on “consolidation,” used here to refer to the organization of memory in the brain over time to make recollection more permanent and easily accessible. One technique is called chunking. Chunking is used in daily lif...
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