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Posts tagged memory formation

October 30, 2013

 

Boy surrounds by memo notes shudders to think.

Forgetfulness to the Rescue

Losing the ability to form memories can free up the brain to focus on survival.

June 17, 2008

 

The Human Brian

Twenty Percent of Memory

You've heard that we only use ten percent of our brains right? Well, that's actually an old science myth that continues to be passed around.

September 30, 2004

 

The Sleep That Repeats

What does your body do when you are sleeping? Believe it or not, your body is doing a lot while you are sleeping and this is another reason why sleep is good.

September 27, 2003

 

Get It?

Did you ever wonder what occurs inside your body when something funny happens? What is this thing we have in our brains that makes us say “ha-ha” when someone slips on a banana? One way to find out is to watch the brain laugh. That’s what Dartmouth neuroscientist William Kelley did. He and his team [...]

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