Memory

News and information about how the mind works and why memory is such a complex affair.
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What's That Word? Marijuana May Affect Verbal Memory
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February 1st, 2016
Years of using marijuana may harm this cognitive ability.
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Brain Connections Predict How Well You Can Pay Attention
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November 23rd, 2015
Although the ability to sustain attention varies widely from person to person, characterizing these individual differences has been difficult.
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How Old Are You Really? Genes Reveal 'Biological Age'
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September 6th, 2015
Do you know your biological age? It's not the same as your chronological age.
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7 Ways Friendships Are Great for Your Health
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January 8th, 2016
Having a friend can do great things for your physical health.
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Robin Williams' Death: What Is Lewy Body Dementia?
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November 3rd, 2015
Robin Williams may have committed suicide because he had a condition known as Lewy body dementia, in which an abnormal buildup of brain proteins cause progressive cognitive declines.
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Can Young Blood Improve Old Brains?
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August 3rd, 2015
The blood of the young may be able to counter some of the effects of aging in older brains, according to studies in animals
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Novel Chemical 'Washes Away' Alzheimer's Plaque in Mice
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December 8th, 2015
Researchers have found a molecule that breaks down the clumps of protein linked with Alzheimer's disease.
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