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The Effects of Artificial Morning Light on Cognition

Chronic sleep restriction (SR) has detrimental influences on cognitive functions. Although such effects can be reduced by light exposure, it is necessary to find out if naturalistic light conditions such as dawn simulating light can promote daytime cognitive functions continuously … Continue reading

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Mind-Body Medicine for Cognitive Decline

Peri- and post-menopausal women often have both mental and physical health problems, including sleep complaints, hot flashes, and depression. These problems may also cause the impairment of cognition and lead to cognitive decline (Sliwinski et al., 2014). The decrease in … Continue reading

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Synapses, Gap Junctions, and Glia: Their Structures, Functions, and Features

Synapses are the regions between the terminal of an axon and the receptors on other cells. Neurotransmitters can bring the messages across the synapses. Synapses can be open or enclosed, large or small. Synaptic inputs can affect the neuron activities. … Continue reading

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Memory Stages and Concepts

Memory Stages and Concepts   Concepts Explanations Sensory memory The stage that information registers or is “held”, decided by attention. Short-term/working memory The encoding/consolidation process to prepare for storage; the limbic system, esp. the hippocampus is involved, the front lobes … Continue reading

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