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memory

the part of a COMPUTER that stores information. The two main types of computer memory are RAM (Random Access Memory) and ROM (Read Only Memory). HARD DISKS and FLOPPY DISKS provide additional memory capacity for storing computer programs and data.
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Lack of glutathione induces failures in hippocampal synaptic plasticity mechanisms, possibly related to a spatial memory deficit.
An experimental way to study spatial memory in rodents is by a T maze.
These data suggest a facilitation of extinction learning capacity, especially on shortterm spatial memory in old rats (Fig.
Training of rats using the radial maze resulted in a significant increase in PKA and CREB phosphorylation in the hippocampi during spatial learning, which was followed by spatial memory formation.
Neuroscientist Erica Underwood of the University of Texas at Dallas tested the spatial memory of rats fed a high-fat diet immediately after weaning, for either 12 weeks or more than 52 weeks.
For example, to boost the spatial memory, a leading antidiabetic drug (i.
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7 teaspoons of walnuts daily for three to six years scored higher on tests that measured story recall, response speed, sustained attention, and visual spatial memory.
29, 2014, in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests that people with sleep apnea may be more susceptible to declines in spatial memory, responsible for tasks such as remembering how to get home or where you parked your car.
Spatial memory is used to recall all spatial information related to the process of location identification and place searching, which helps the searcher orient her/his own position and the location of the searched-for object (Pentland, Anderson, Dye, & Wood, 2003).
Subjects scored higher on spatial memory tests and some reported feeling more mentally alert, as if a fog had lifted.

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