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Day: March 14, 2019

Forgetting uses more brain power than remembering

Forgetting uses more brain power than remembering

NEWS
Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin discovered through neuroimaging. These findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggest that in order to forget an unwanted experience, more attention should be focused on it. This surprising result extends prior research on intentional forgetting, which focused on reducing attention to the unwanted information through redirecting attention away from unwanted experiences or suppressing the memory's retrieval. "We may want to discard memories that trigger maladaptive responses, such as traumatic memories, so that we can respond to new experiences in more adaptive ways," said Jarrod Lewis-Peacock, the study's senior author and an assist
‘Eating olive oil once a week lowers risk of blood clots’

‘Eating olive oil once a week lowers risk of blood clots’

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A new study has found that drizzling olive oil on your food at least once a week lowers the risk of blood clots. Olive oil is an important part of Mediterranean diet which has long been known is associated with good heart health. Researchers at New York University School of Medicine studied the blood of 63 obese, non-smoking adults, and found the olive oil seemed to protect blood platelets from dangerous ‘activation’ which can cause a build-up and blood clots. The team at the New York University School of Medicine, believe that beyond containing plenty of antioxidants, it has something to do with the structure of olive oil’s molecules. The lead author Dr Sean Heffron at New York University School of Medicine said “People who are obese are at increased risk of having a hear