Memory Archive
20 February 2007, 07:10 AM ET
The reason that some people become more absentminded and others keep a steel-trap memory has more to do with how the brain files memories and makes room for new ones than your age, a new study suggests.
30 January 2007, 02:42 AM ET
Researchers have produced the world's densest memory circuit, one that industry analysts didn't expect to see for another decade.
11 January 2007, 05:09 AM ET
For older adults, having a higher education level may mean a faster decline in word memory, according to a new study.
28 December 2006, 07:26 AM ET
Beneath a slimy façade, the sea slug is somewhat of a brainiac. At any given time within a single brain cell, more than 10,000 genes are hard at work.
18 December 2006, 11:07 AM ET
When rats snuggle up for a nap, they replay “movies” of their daily activities in what scientists suggest is the animal equivalent of dreaming, a new study suggests.The research supports the idea that memories are cemented into the brain during sleep.
09 December 2006, 03:19 AM ET
A new study shows that boys and girls may process basic parts of grammar in different parts of their brain.
19 November 2006, 08:00 AM ET
Scientists may have just found out why marijuana impairs memory and why the brain's natural versions of the drug might help against epilepsy.
14 November 2006, 03:36 AM ET
It's the bane of every student, but the upside to taking frequent tests is that it enhances long-term memory, according to a new study.
07 November 2006, 09:06 AM ET
In two recent studies, scientists discovered the common pigeon is astonishingly sophisticated.
18 October 2006, 09:05 AM ET
New research bolsters idea that marijuana might contain compounds that slow memory loss in Alzheimer's patients.
12 October 2006, 06:08 AM ET
Widely prescribed anti-psychotic drugs do not help most Alzheimer's patients with delusions and aggression and are not worth the risk of sudden death and other side effects, the first major study on sufferers outside nursing homes concludes.
08 October 2006, 06:07 AM ET
Two neurological diseases are caused by the unhealthy buildup of the same protein inside cells, scientists say.
21 September 2006, 10:02 AM ET
After a long day spent socializing or learning who to flirt with, fruit flies apparently need to sleep longer, shedding light on what sleep may actually do for humans.
18 September 2006, 05:33 AM ET
Deterioration of body and mind are the prices our bodies pay for protection against cancer as we grow older, new studies suggest.
11 September 2006, 12:21 PM ET
The body, and not the mind, might be the first thing to go in people with Alzheimer's and related dementias.
08 September 2006, 06:10 AM ET
Both apparently adopt the same tactics for remembering where things are, but as children age their strategies change.
29 August 2006, 04:31 AM ET
Scientists learn how the brain assigns meaning and files the things our eyes see.
24 August 2006, 12:58 PM ET
Scientists have for the first time erased long-term memories in rats and also directly seen how the brain is changed by learning.
11 August 2006, 06:48 AM ET
Scientists have discovered molecular janitors that clear away a sticky gunk blamed for Alzheimer's disease -- until they get old and quit sweeping up.
06 August 2006, 04:38 AM ET
Software will allow you to easily carry years’ worth of searchable memories in your pocket.
03 August 2006, 06:01 AM ET
Art provides an extraordinary outlet for Alzheimer's patients, experts say.
03 August 2006, 06:01 AM ET
Researchers have for the first time developed a ``risk score'' in an attempt to predict future cases of dementia.
02 August 2006, 09:06 AM ET
Bees look for flower colors that signify warm temperatures when choosing their dining spot. And they remember what they learn.
21 March 2006, 10:46 AM ET
A new simple model of a portion of a brain cell will provide researchers with fresh insight to the destructive processes behind neurodegenerative diseases.
13 March 2006, 11:01 AM ET
A new study finds memory is worse and the speed of thought slower among those who’ve used a lot of marijuana.
08 March 2006, 02:45 AM ET
If you don't believe you'll have a good memory when you get older, then you might as well forget about this article.
25 January 2006, 10:17 AM ET
Staying mentally and physically active is the best way to keep the mind sharp and reduce the risks of developing dementia, two recent studies report.
22 December 2005, 09:00 AM ET
To recall memories, your brain travels back in time via the ultimate Google search, according to a new study in which scientists found they can monitor the activity and actually predict what you'll think of next.
13 December 2005, 04:09 AM ET
It sounds like an infomercial from late-night TV. But it works!
28 November 2005, 05:30 AM ET
It's one thing to stuff a lot of facts into your brain. Marking them as important is a whole other talent.
23 November 2005, 08:00 AM ET
When you forget a name or can't find your car keys, it's not because your brain is out of storage space.
16 November 2005, 08:01 AM ET
Instead of following the Sun or using an internal compass, ants use visual cues on the ground to reach food and then find their way home when full, a new study finds.
19 October 2005, 08:09 AM ET
You might not remember where you left your keys, but your brain does.
23 August 2005, 01:43 PM ET
Your memory takes things in even when you don't try. The finding reveals our animal traits.
11 August 2005, 08:17 AM ET
People don't see straight after looking at emotional images.
26 July 2005, 05:46 AM ET
Scientists figure out a chemical explanation.