Memory

News and information about how the mind works and why memory is such a complex affair.

  • Statins Do Not Harm Memory, Study Says

    Statins Do Not Harm Memory, Study Says

    October 01, 2013 | Article

    There have recently been concerns over statins — a group of cholesterol-lowering drugs — and their effect on memory and cognition, following reports of foggy brains by some statin users. Researchers say the effect does not exist.
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  • Divorce & Other Life Stressors Linked with Dementia

    Divorce & Other Life Stressors Linked with Dementia

    September 30, 2013 | Article

    Common life stressors — such as divorce, widowhood or losing a job — may increase the risk of dementia later in life, a new study of women in Sweden suggests.
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  • 4 Reasons Why You Should Never Skip Breakfast

    4 Reasons Why You Should Never Skip Breakfast

    September 12, 2013 | Article

    People who eat breakfast tend to have a lower risk of many health conditions, studies have shown. Here's a look at the research showing why you should not skip the morning meal.
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  • Odd Hallucination: Woman Hears Forgotten Songs

    Odd Hallucination: Woman Hears Forgotten Songs

    August 20, 2013 | Article

    Researchers describe a woman who started having musical hallucinations. She did not recognize the songs in her head, but when she sang or hummed them for her husband, he identified them as popular tunes.
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  • Scientists Produce False Memories In Mice

    Scientists Produce False Memories In Mice

    July 26, 2013 | Article

    False memories can be implanted in mice and presumably humans.
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  • False Memories Implanted in Mice

    False Memories Implanted in Mice

    July 25, 2013 | Article

    Tinkering with the brains of mice, scientists have given the rodents memories of events that never occurred. The findings provide a model for how false memories might be formed in humans, who may have evolved this ability due to their creativity.
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  • Chew on This: Fewer Teeth Linked with Worse Memory

    Chew on This: Fewer Teeth Linked with Worse Memory

    July 24, 2013 | Article

    It's easy to imagine that forgetting to brush may lead to tooth problems, but could the tooth loss in turn affect the mind? Study suggests tooth loss affects the memory. Researchers offer possible explanations for the surprising link.
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  • Ape Aptitude: Chimps & Orangutans May Recall Older Memories

    Ape Aptitude: Chimps & Orangutans May Recall Older Memories

    July 18, 2013 | Article

    Chimpanzees and orangutans may remember events from the distant past, as humans do, a new study suggests. Researchers tested the animals years after they had observed tools being hidden, and found the animals still remembered where the tools were.
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  • What Is Déjà Vu?

    What Is Déjà Vu?

    July 18, 2013 | Article

    Déjà vu has been under investigation for years by scientists, who have yet to offer a complete explanation for the phenomenon. Recent research, however, has yielded some clues into what causes déjà vu.
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  • Drinking Water May Provide Mental Boost

    Drinking Water May Provide Mental Boost

    July 16, 2013 | Article

    Drinking plain old water may help improve mental performance, a new study suggests. In the study, participants who drank water before a test had improved reaction times.
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