Looking Back at 2013 News Round-Up January 2014 1st Edition

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A number of organisations and publishers have been looking back at 2013.

Alzforum have an overview of the main research developments in 2013 in Dementia including Dementia in  Alzheimer’s Disease.

Miscellaneous

The BBC have a very good overview of science developments in 2013.

Wikipedia have a good overview of science developments in 2013.

Scientific American have an overview of the 10 science stories of 2013.

Science Mag have created a video overview of important science findings from 2013.

The British Library has made available more than one million public domain images on Flickr encouraging people to reuse the images in creative ways.

NHS Hack Day is taking place in Cardiff on 25th and 26th January 2014.

Neuroscience

There is an interesting write-up of a recent theory about memory formation here. The theory states that the location of memory storage is dependent on the frequency of recall. The theory also accounts for how memories change.

There is a write-up here of research revealing a phenomenon known as ‘mindless accumulation’. The phenomenon describes the tendency of people to work to overachieve their targetted goals so that they have material gains beyond the stated immediate need. The experimental environment was artificial in that listening to white noise was rewarded with chocolates. These findings may be helpful in better understanding the factors influencing work-life balance.

The Great Brain Experiment took place last year but there are some additional games that readers can upload onto their mobile devices. The researchers have turned their research into games making the research experience a lot more fun!

Appendix

News Round-Up 2008-2011

News Round-Up 2012

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