More Middle-Aged Adults Seeking Help for Memory Issues

Swedish researchers find that a growing number of middle-aged adults between the ages of 50 and 60 appear to be seeking help for memory-related problems — often concerned they are in the beginning stages of dementia — but after testing, they are found to be quite normal. Read more: https://psychcentral.com/news/2017/09/02/more-middle-aged-adults-seeking-help-for-memory-issues/125480.html

Do Adult Dogs Still Recognize Their Mothers?

I was at a gathering of emeritus faculty members at my university, and a small group of us were standing around drinking coffee and nibbling on cookies while discussing matters that were neither political, philosophical, or earthshaking. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201708/do-adult-dogs-still-recognize-their-mothers

Nightmare weekend? Don’t worry, removing bad memories is a step closer

US scientific advances are making the premise of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind more of a reality – goodbye bad and sad times New research shows that weakening the connections between specific groups of brain cells can prevent the recall of fear memories in mice. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/21/nightmare-weekend-remove-bad-memories-step-closer

Neurons involved in learning, memory preservation less stable, more flexible than once thought

Now, the findings of a Harvard Medical School study conducted in mice challenge that model, revealing that the neurons responsible for such tasks may be less stable, yet more flexible than previously believed. The results, published Aug. Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170817122146.htm