Memory Archive
07 May 2010, 03:13 AM ET
A new "freaky" lab rat has been created to study Alzheimer's disease
22 April 2010, 07:03 AM ET
Dreams boost learning and help us make sense of the real world. A new study may be the first to show this connection between dreaming and learning.
13 April 2010, 06:40 AM ET
A new handwritten Alzheimer's test assesses cognitive abilities in older adults. The test could one day serve as a tool to help detect Alzheimer's disease.
04 April 2010, 05:39 AM ET
The brain acts like a filing cabinet to distinguish between different fears.
24 March 2010, 03:59 AM ET
Memory problems in pregnant women could be linked to higher hormone levels, study suggests.
11 March 2010, 06:04 AM ET
By scanning your brain, scientists can tell what memory you are recalling.
19 February 2010, 06:53 AM ET
Pre-deployment mindfulness training boosts working memory in soldiers, decreasing negative emotions and boosting positive ones.
18 February 2010, 07:01 AM ET
A brain mechanism that erases memories to help make way for new ones could lead to the development of memory-erasing drugs.
01 February 2010, 11:09 AM ET
People whose minds are slipping are at greater risk of stroke, a new study finds.
28 January 2010, 06:03 AM ET
Older adults get a memory boost by making use of irrelevant information.
05 January 2010, 03:36 AM ET
Once again ginkgo, when rigorously tested, proves ineffective in preventing dementia or improving cognitive function. Yet ginkgo advocates soldier on.
15 December 2009, 04:16 AM ET
A new PSA may signal that the NFL is sort of, maybe, almost getting serious about concussions.
09 December 2009, 08:02 AM ET
A new behavior therapy could block fearful memories.
03 December 2009, 06:02 AM ET
A large study shows exercise may benefit the brain.
12 November 2009, 03:45 AM ET
We might not be wired to remember to whom we tell information.
06 November 2009, 10:42 AM ET
Researchers examine how the brain experiences and benefits from musical training.
26 October 2009, 02:59 PM ET
How does "sleeping on it" help your decision-making process?
15 September 2009, 03:45 PM ET
There is no scientific consensus that people can completely forget traumatic events and recall them years later.
15 September 2009, 05:09 AM ET
Scientists may have overestimated how much our brain shrinks as we age, a new study suggests
09 September 2009, 05:56 AM ET
Study finds increased memory loss in patients who have had an infection.
03 August 2009, 12:01 PM ET
Reading, writing, other brain exercises put off memory decline of dementia.
30 July 2009, 12:42 PM ET
A new survey reveals who is most likely to take naps.
21 July 2009, 11:10 AM ET
People should understand that the researchers are using the term "memory" very differently than most people do.
20 July 2009, 05:37 AM ET
Researchers have found evidence for short-term memory in 30 week old fetuses
29 June 2009, 01:57 PM ET
The disparities between what younger people expect will happen as they age, and what really happens, are stark.
26 June 2009, 05:52 AM ET
For the first time, scientists have captured an image of a memory being made at the cellular level.
02 June 2009, 01:06 PM ET
Students who had endured a ring later scored about 25 percent worse.
19 May 2009, 03:12 PM ET
The ability can prove to be socially awkward.
27 April 2009, 07:33 AM ET
Is each of us inhabited by a soul that has lived previous lives earlier in history?
23 April 2009, 10:00 AM ET
Brain imaging shows circadian signal suppressed by sleep pressure in early birds.
23 April 2009, 05:03 AM ET
Worried your memory will fade as you age? Don't think about it!
22 April 2009, 08:06 AM ET
Scientists have shown that injecting an experimental drug into the brain can completely erase long-term memory in animals. This research could lead to new treatments for those who suffer from painful memories.
17 April 2009, 09:11 AM ET
People performed better in memory tests during lousy weather when they were a little grumpy.
06 April 2009, 01:13 PM ET
Those who had known nothing but poverty scored about 20 percent lower on working memory.
02 April 2009, 10:04 AM ET
Researchers develop technique that overwrites fearful memories, at least in rats.
26 March 2009, 03:45 PM ET
Whether it is a name, date or directions, there always seems to be something new to remember.