Memory Archive
20 February 2012, 11:42 AM ET
Studies in animals suggest a class of Alzheimer's drugs may have detrimental affects on memory, and development of these drugs should proceed with caution, researchers say.
14 February 2012, 04:00 PM ET
Researchers hope improving sleep could stall dementia.
13 February 2012, 04:54 PM ET
How "in control" we feel swings wildly — and when it's high, we are actually smarter.
09 February 2012, 03:19 PM ET
Memory formation in fruit flies is simpler than once thought. Could this be true for humans, too?
08 February 2012, 07:26 PM ET
Sending electrical pulses into the brain may improve memory.
02 February 2012, 05:13 PM ET
Men are hard-wired to remember unpleasant emotional experiences — the opposite of women.
18 January 2012, 01:01 PM ET
Genes involved in cognitive decline could be involved in dementia and related diseases.
17 January 2012, 05:01 PM ET
Insomnia may lessen the strength of an emotional memory.
05 January 2012, 09:58 AM ET
Where your brain is concerned, aging isn't a one-way street. Here are six scientifically proven ways to improve your memory.
21 November 2011, 03:39 PM ET
We've all had the experience of going from one room to another in our houses and forgetting why we did so. A new psychology study shows it was the doorway's fault.
26 September 2011, 05:16 PM ET
Doctors should test vitamin B12 levels when treating anyone with signs of dementia.
02 September 2011, 01:08 PM ET
Scientists explore how memory and language affect creativity.
25 August 2011, 03:35 PM ET
György Buzsáki focuses on how neuronal circuitries of the brain support its cognitive capacities.
17 August 2011, 01:34 PM ET
Are ethicists' fears of memory manipulation drugs overblown? One researcher believes so and states his case praising memory altering research in this week's Nature commentary.
09 August 2011, 09:28 AM ET
3D movies don't make you feel more immersed in a film and may give you a headache.
04 August 2011, 01:44 PM ET
Turning skin cells into brain cells offers a new and potentially more direct way to produce replacement cell therapies for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
03 August 2011, 05:00 PM ET
Test yourself on these common memory beliefs.
03 August 2011, 04:49 PM ET
Researchers created a memory device with the physical properties of Jell-O, using ions to change the state of the device's liquid metal components.
27 July 2011, 01:49 PM ET
When the brain chemistry of aged monkeys was returned to that similar to levels found in younger monkeys, they performed better on a working memory test, the equivalent of "where did leave my keys?"
14 July 2011, 02:00 PM ET
Instead of remembering facts and information, people are more likely to remember where to find those facts and information, which more and more is the Internet and Google.
14 July 2011, 11:44 AM ET
Steven Clark studies how eyewitnesses make decisions based on imperfect information, and how this affects criminal trials.
14 July 2011, 09:07 AM ET
Steven Clark studies how eyewitnesses make decisions based on imperfect information, and how this affects criminal trials.
07 July 2011, 04:39 PM ET
Drinking too much alcohol can lead to blackouts when high levels of alcohol causes brain cells from forming memories
28 June 2011, 11:28 AM ET
As the body moves faster, brain waves associated with learning become stronger.
22 June 2011, 10:24 AM ET
But decaf just won't do the trick.
11 May 2011, 12:01 AM ET
What's your earliest childhood memory?
03 May 2011, 02:54 PM ET
A rose-colored view of the past makes extroverts happy.
02 May 2011, 06:25 PM ET
Being overweight or obese in middle age increases dementia risk later in life by 80 percent.
28 April 2011, 06:55 PM ET
Memorizing information with others may not be the best bet.
27 April 2011, 05:37 PM ET
Ability to at least partially erase bad memories in people is a step closer with research into marine snails.
27 April 2011, 12:55 PM ET
In the sleep-deprived brain, some neurons may go temporarily "offline."
20 April 2011, 02:06 PM ET
Learning an instrument as a kid could protect against age-related mental decline.
19 April 2011, 06:50 PM ET
Study finds the antidepressant imipramine, known as Tofranil, increased the number of brain cells in mice by 70 percent.
15 April 2011, 03:46 PM ET
Sudden gullibility could be a sign of brain damage caused by dementia.
15 April 2011, 10:00 AM ET
Researchers have discovered the area of the brain associated with embarrassment by studying those who lack it: people with dementia.
15 April 2011, 09:45 AM ET
A thumbnail-sized brain tissue may explain those rosy cheeks and sweating palms.