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September 7, 2009


Crowd of people in street

Remembering Faces Forever?

Imagine recognizing a total stranger you passed on the street months, or even years, after you first saw them. Does such a person really exist?

June 22, 2009


Doodling for Memory

In a recent study, researchers found that doodling can help you remember details-- it's a way of concentrating the mind.

January 19, 2009


Baby elephant with mother

Elephant Memory

A study on elephant memory shows that having a strong memory helps elephants survive in the wild.

November 25, 2008


Thinking Child

What It’s Like To Be Three

Not much, if anything, prior to around age four. Yet perception and cognition appear to be in place and functioning. Why are those years lost to us?

October 23, 2008


Two lab rats in cage

Selective Memory Erasure

Have you ever had any unpleasant memories? What would you say to having them permanently erased from your brain?

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.

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.

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