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Mountains and Rivers and Prairies Without End
Spring 2014

“The whole concept has burgeoned ... to one where the landscape is part of why people select to live in certain locations, has political meaning, has religious meaning, has all of these other kinds of meaning.”


Categories: Anthropology, History, Washington state history
Tags: Landscape, Memory, Native Americans, Ecology


Outsmarting Dementia
Winter 2011
We used to believe, says neuropsychologist Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, that if a person lived long enough, he or she would develop dementia. Now we know better, she says. Whether caused by Alzheimer’s or other disease, dementia ...
Categories: Biological sciences, Psychology, WSU faculty
Tags: Aging, Dementia, Memory, WSU staff


When Memory Fades
Winter 2011

With memory notebooks and smart apartments that use motion technology to  track their residents' daily behaviors, WSU neuropsychologists are exploring ways to  help patients and their families cope with age-related memory loss. Meanwhile, two  scientists have discovered a means to restore neural connectivity.


Categories: Psychology, Biological sciences
Tags: Aging, Dementia, Memory, Alzheimer's Disease, Neuroscience


You Must Remember This
Spring 2009
Having reached a certain age, our correspondent sets out to learn the latest from Washington State University researchers about memory. She learns that memory comes in different forms, that the human brain is made for problem-solving, and that the key to much of brain health is the "dendritic arbor." And then she sets out to create an action plan.
Categories: Biological sciences
Tags: Memory, Alzheimer's Disease


Memories Are Made of This
Spring 2002
Neuroscientists Jay Wright and Joe Harding can approximate Alzheimer's symptoms in a rat by injecting a certain protein into its hippocampus. What's more, they can reverse those symptoms.
Categories: Biological sciences
Tags: Memory, Neuroscience, Brain