Memory Accuracy and Strength Can Be Manipulated During Sleep

Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center have found that memory of specific odors depends on the ability of the brain to learn, process and recall accurately and effectively during a deep sleep characterized by slow brain waves. The researchers in the lab of Donald A. Wilson, PhD, a professor in the departments of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Physiology at NYULMC, and a research scientist at the NYU-affiliated Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, showed that odor memory was strengthened when odors sensed the previous day were replayed during sleep. Read more...


Married People Less Likely to Have Cardiovascular Problems, According to Large-Scale Study by Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center

Analysis of surveys of more than 3.5 million American men and women, administered at some 20,000 health centers across the country — believed to be the largest analysis of its kind ever performed — found that married people, regardless of age, sex, or even cardiovascular risk factors, had significantly less chances of having any kind of cardiovascular disease than those who were single, divorced or widowed. Read more...