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April 21, 2008

 

Old woman's hands

Magnets and Memory

Researchers are using transcranial magnetic stimulation to learn more about how magnetic fields affect areas of the brain associated with memory formation.

January 30, 2008

 

Unhappy Woman in Thought

Stereotype Threat

Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you?

January 10, 2008

 

Alphabet Letters on a Fridge

Alphabetic Memory

Quiz: What comes before P in the alphabet? Unless you are particularly good at remembering sequences, you probably sang yourself a little song, but why?

December 12, 2007

 

Thomas Nelson House in Virginia

DaVinci’s House

The human brain is not generally very good at retrieval of isolated information. Single words, such as the name of someone you just met can easily slip away.

October 23, 2007

 

Man's Face

What’s in a Name?

Have you ever noticed that you can easily remember some peoples names, while other you repeatedly struggle to recall?

August 14, 2007

 

Spinach dish with garlic

Memory and Potato Chips

When teens need to be careful about getting enough vitamins and minerals to stay healthy during puberty, they often start skipping meals and eating junk food.

July 31, 2007

 

Empty bar stools and bar

The Relationship Between Memory And Imagination

Research with amnesiacs suggests a deeper relationship between the landscapes of memory and imagination. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 26, 2007

 

reflections of a man holding a mirror in front of his face

Losing Your Mind, Literally

How is your grandparents' memory? Your great grandparents'? What happens to your mind as you grow old?

October 2, 2006

 

a girl reading next to a stack of books

Want to Be Smart? Read

Define the word, "obtuse." The more you've read, the more likely you are to know the meaning of that and other relatively bookish words.

January 3, 2006

 

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Memory Control

Did you ever have the experience of going through a photo album you haven't seen in years, and saying to yourself, "wait a minute...that's not how it was!"

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