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MEMORY. Understanding; a capacity to make contracts, a will, or to commit a crime, so far as intention is necessary.
     2. Memory is sometimes employed to express the capacity of the understanding, and sometimes its power; when we speak of a retentive memory, we use it in the former sense; when of a ready memory, in the latter. Shelf. on Lun. Intr. 29, 30.
     3. Memory, in another sense, is the reputation, good or bad, which a man leaves at his death. This memory, when good, is highly prized by the relations of the deceased, and it is therefore libelous to throw a shade over the memory of the dead, when the writing has a tendency to create a breach of the peace, by inciting the friends and relations of the deceased to avenge the insult offered to the family. 4 T. R. 126; 5 Co. R. 125; Hawk. b. 1, c. 73, s. 1.

MEMORY, TIME OF. According to the English common law, which has been altered by 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 71, the time of memory commenced from the reign of Richard the First, A. D. 1189. 2 Bl. Com. 31.
     2. But proof of a regular usage for twenty years, not explained or contradicted, is evidence upon which many public and private rights are held, and sufficient for a jury in finding the existence of an immemorial custom or prescription. 2 Saund. 175, a, d; Peake's Ev. 336; 2 Price's R. 450; 4 Price's R. 198.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The results showed a significant learning effect during Allocentric Spatial Memory Task in the younger and older elderly group, but not in the middle group.
Sunyer et al., "Hippocampal protein kinase C family members in spatial memory retrieval in the mouse," Behavioural Brain Research, vol.
Hidalgo, "Contribution of Ca2+ release channels to hippocampal synaptic plasticity and spatial memory: potential redox modulation," Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, vol.
These results indicated that the white-noise and silence (control) conditions are not similar, besides animals exposed to the relaxing piece of music had a decrement in their spatial memory but only the rock not the classical piece, which indicated that arousal is not the only variable implicated but also the valence or interaction between arousal and valence is responsible for the results.
Hippocampal damage and chronic stress have been shown to cause impaired spatial memory performance in the Y-maze [34, 35].
In our experimental conditions, chronic administration of reboxetine, but not of fluoxetine determined an improvement of spatial memory acquisition and also an increase of rat normal spontaneous locomotor activity in the T-maze test.
These three targets of DBS all yielded benefits for spatial memory. EC and FX DBS produced more obvious effects, such as enhanced recognition memory, which is considered to be hippocampus independent, but ANT DBS did not have this effect.
To test the spatial memory, rats were subjected to the Morris water maze test from the postnatal day 30 till 36 [24].
Looking at our primary focus, the application of spatial ability to the daily lives of human, there are two components of spatial ability that are highly related to finding place and searching for direction: spatial orientation and spatial memory. Spatial orientation helps us to address "where is it?" and "where am I?" (Allen, 2003).
Subjects scored higher on spatial memory tests and some reported feeling more mentally alert, as if a fog had lifted.
Saffron can attenuate the deleterious effect of ethanol on memory registration and retrieval, and prevent ethanol-induced inhibition of hippocampal long-term potentiation Crocin seems to be involved in spatial memory and recognition and blothed scopolamine-induced performance deficits in the step-through passive avoidance and radial water maze tests 'A.

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