2012 Press Releases

  • Changes in Sleep Architecture Increase Hunger, Eating

    Released October 22, 2012 - In a new study, researchers have found that adolescents’ blood levels of various micronutrients are correlated with how well they performed in certain physical fitness tests. Though these results don’t prove causality, they suggest a new relationship between different measures of adolescent health.
  • Working Memory and the Brain

    Released February 6, 2012 - Work published in the Journal of Neurophysiology may explain why people can hold visual information in high detail in their working memory. Using functional neuroimaging, investigators found that visual working memory follows a more general pattern of brain activity than visual perception and relies on concerted action of specialized areas in the rear of the brain and control areas in the front of the brain, which were activated regardless of what the participants viewed.