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Study Examines How High Altitude Affects Memory

Oxygen is essential for maintaining normal human brain function, and living at high altitudes can lead to deficits in cognition such as attention and memory. A new Brain and Behavior study investigated the potential mechanisms of this effect and the impact of high altitude exposure on aspects of short-term memory.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:01 am EDT

Oxygen is essential for maintaining normal human brain function, and living at high altitudes can lead to deficits in cognition such as attention and memory. A new Brain and Behavior study investigated the potential mechanisms of this effect and the impact of high altitude exposure on aspects of short-term memory.

The study identified certain effects of high altitude exposure on spatial memory (the part of memory responsible for recording information about one's environment and spatial orientation) and verbal memory (the ability to remember something and to perform an activity using this memory).

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Link to Study: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/brb3.1256 

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Brain and Behavior gives rapid consideration to papers in all areas of clinical and basic researchacross a broad scope of topics in neuroscience, neurology, psychology, and psychiatry. Brain and Behavior features original research articles, reviews, methods papers, editorials, and commentaries. Original research papers must report well-conducted research with conclusions supported by the data presented in the paper. Molecular, cellular, systems and population-level research in humans and animal models are welcome.

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