A new study published in the July issue of the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology specifies that memory and learning is improved by consuming cinnamon.
The study conducted by neurological scientists at Rush University Medical Center found that feeding oral cinnamon to laboratory mice metabolized the cinnamon into sodium benzoate, a chemical used as a drug treatment for brain damage. When the sodium benzoate entered the mice’s brains, it increased CREB, decreased GABRA5, and stimulated the plasticity (ability to change) of hippocampal neurons. Continue reading “Cinnamon improves memory and learning”
A new study, by Macquarie University, has revealed that memory inhibition is linked to dietary excess caused by the Western style diet. Food memory blocks out memories linked to dietary excess and depends on a brain area called the hippocampus. Thoughts of food are set aside when people are full and eating is no longer a priority. Continue reading “Western style diet impacts on memory inhibition; deterioration of cognitive processes.”
A new study, published in the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, by the University of Texas in Dallas, has revealed that exercise increases executive brain function and immediate and delayed memory performance. Continue reading “Exercise improves executive function and memory”
Caffeine has been associated with health effects. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 90 percent of people worldwide consume caffeine in one form or another. In the United States, 80 percent of adults consume caffeine every day. The average adult has an intake of about 200 milligrams — the same amount used in the Yassa study — or roughly one strong cup of coffee or two small cups of coffee per day.The newest study points to the fact that consumption of caffeine enhances memory. Continue reading “Cup of Java enhances memory”
The University of Iowa, (UI), has released results of a study demonstrating the link between stress hormones and short term memory loss in older adults. The research findings were published in the Journal of Neuroscience and demonstrate that high levels of cortisol can lead to memory loss as we age. Cortisol is also called a stress hormone and its levels increase substantially when people are stressed. Continue reading “Stress causes short term memory loss; laughter the best medicine.”