Memory Archive
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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.
26 May 2005, 06:46 AM ET
We call get songs stuck in our heads, and some bring vivid memories. Scientists are beginning to understand how it all works.
17 May 2005, 01:11 PM ET
Old humans can learn new tricks from children, if they pay attention.
09 February 2005, 02:00 AM ET
Scientists learn why brainiacs sometimes can't handle the heat.
08 December 2004, 08:01 AM ET
Insight suggests your mind works something like a bird brain, too.
22 November 2004, 04:00 AM ET
First impressions last, even if we don't realize it.
01 November 2004, 02:00 AM ET
Playing on the imagination, scientists have found it's pretty easy to make people remember things that never happened.
11 November 1111, 06:15 AM ET
Protein "plaques" on brain cells cause dementia. But scientists may be able to "turn them off".
11 November 1111, 06:15 AM ET
Eavesdropping on hippocampus activity hears dramatic effects of stress on memory.
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