Cinnamon improves memory and learning

cinnamonA 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”


Western style diet impacts on memory inhibition; deterioration of cognitive processes.

thA 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.”

Exercise improves executive function and memory

thA 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”

Cup of Java enhances memory

coffeeCaffeine has been associated with effects. According to the U.S. and Drug Administration, 90 percent of people worldwide consume caffeine in one form or another. In the , 80 percent of adults consume caffeine every day. The average adult has an intake of about 200  — the same amount used in the Yassa study — or roughly one strong or two small cups of coffee per day.The newest study points to the fact that of caffeine enhances memory. Continue reading “Cup of Java enhances memory”

Stress causes short term memory loss; laughter the best medicine.

laughThe 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.”