Nap Your Way To Better Cognitive Performance

Research shows that an afternoon nap of 30 minutes is best but even 10 minutes can help improve attentiveness and mood.

Astrocytes: More Than Just A Neuron’s Assistants

Astrocytes could be contributing to storing memories and more in the brain, hints a study from Japan.

How The Venus Flytrap Remembers Without A Brain

No brain? No problem! Through changes in calcium ion concentration, the Venus flytrap can store ‘memories’ of its prey.

Adult-Born Neurons Key To Memory Consolidation In Mice

Adult neurogenesis is essential for sleep-induced memory consolidation in mice, a new study shows.

Opioids May Help Patients With PTSD

Scientists from Japan have demonstrated that delta opioid receptor agonists may be useful for treating anxiety disorders such as phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Unlocking The Potential Of Spintronics

Researchers in Japan have developed a thin film made of gallium manganese arsenide that can be reversibly magnetized, with implications for computational logic and memory.

Histamine Could Boost Long-Term Memory

Histamine can improve long-term memory in both humans and mice, but might also hinder recall in people who already have good memories, study says.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Susumu Tonegawa

The sole winner of the 1987 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Professor Susumu Tonegawa helped discover the genetic basis for antibody diversity. Today, he is spearheading research in neuroscience, seeking the biological mechanisms of memory.

Memory Of Faces Declines In Early Dementia

Scientists in Japan have demonstrated that the ability to memorize faces decreases during the preliminary stages of dementia.

How The Brain Beats Distraction

Scientists in Singapore have discovered how the brain reorganizes itself in response to distractions.