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Study: Lack of sleep may cause false memories

Psychological researchers from the University of California in Irvine and Michigan State University have published findings suggesting that lack of sleep makes you susceptible to false memories.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Why can’t you remember life as a baby?

The growth and development of new neurons may explain why adults cannot remember being infants, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 comments

Smelling while sleeping can affect memory

The brain’s ability to properly store information about different scents can be disrupted by introducing new sensory stimulation during deep sleep. This is according research using mice.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Caffeine could improve memory

Drinking coffee straight after studying might help people remember information later, a new study suggests. With drinking coffee before studying, there was no improvement.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Can caffeine really improve memory?

A new study indicates that post-learning caffeine consumption can improve memory. The story has been picked up by media outlets; however many from the scientific community are not convinced.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Caffeine stirs memory: study

Paris - A jolt of caffeine can boost memory, according to a study published Sunday that provides a scientific motive for students slurping coffee, tea or energy drinks when cramming for exams.
In the Media by AFP

Illness after heart surgery linked to specific genes

Long-term complications after heart surgery, which can affect memory and thinking, appear to be linked to particular genes.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Does caffeine pose a risk during pregnancy?

Caffeine during pregnancy could be bad for pregnant women. Scientists found the stimulant altered the brain cells of newborns whose moms had consumed caffeine during and after pregnancy.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Is it possible to erase 'bad memories'?

It remains 'science fiction' that a 'bad' memory can be erased. However, researchers have managed to selectively erase methamphetamine-related memories in mice and rats.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

A dolphin doesn't forget

A new study shows that bottlenose dolphins appear to remember each other's 'signature' whistles for up to two decades after their last encounter.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

False memory implanted in mice with optic fibers

False memory syndrome (FMS) describes a condition in which a person's identity and relationships are affected by memories which are factually incorrect but are strongly believed. You feel confident that your memory is accurate while in fact it's not.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 1 comment

Treating alcoholism by blocking memories

Is it possible to treat alcoholism by blocking memories? New research on rats suggests that this might be possible through drug treatment.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Mediterranean-style diet may preserve memory, study says

Following a Mediterranean-style diet may help to preserve memory and overall cognition, according to a new study from the U.S.
In the Media by Kent Mao - 3 comments

Study: Sniffing rosemary improves memory by 75%

Psychologists at Northumbria University, Newcastle, conducted a study presented at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society in Harrogate, which showed that sniffing the essential oil from the herb rosemary enhances memory functions.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

Can cold sores increase the risk of memory problems?

The virus that causes cold sores may be associated with cognitive problems, according to a new study supported by the American Academy of Neurology.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Video: Chimps show better working memory skills than humans

Researchers have found that chimps have a superior short term memory than humans in symbolic representation tests. This is significant because short term memory skills are an important element in IQ tests that purportedly measure "intelligence."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Facebook status updates more memorable than faces, books

San Diego - A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) found that status updates posted on Facebook tend to be more memorable than human faces or sentences in a book.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

Anxiety treatment to be made easy, as memory reveals more

A new study, published in Science, paves the way for understanding future best treatment for anxiety, post-traumatic stress and panic attacks as it reveals it is possible to erase newly-formed emotional memories from the brain.
In the Media by Arthelo Palma

Second-hand smoke damages non-smokers’ memory

A study published in an online journal "Addiction" reveals smoke from other cigarette smokers could have detrimental impact on non-smokers’ memory.
In the Media by Arthelo Palma

Your memory may be going up in smoke

Our Prospective Memory, the ability to remember to remember, may be going up in smoke, literally. Researchers from Northumbria University have found that secondhand smoke could have negative effects on memory.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

New study shows omega-3 improves memory

A recent Canadian study has provided an explanation as to why consumption of omega-3 fatty acids can help improve the memory in some people.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Study: Chewing gum may worsen memory

For years, we've been told that chewing gum improves memory, information that gave hope to students pulling all-nighters after cramming for finals -- not any more.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 3 comments

Study shows 'brain function starts declining at 45'

A report published by the British Medical journal states that mental reasoning, memory, and comprehension begin to deteriorate at 45 years old.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 4 comments

Pot smoking not related to middle-age mental function impairment

A new study has shown that middle-aged adults do not develop memory impairment from occasional use of marijuana. But the study warned that heavy prolonged use of marijuana could harm mental functions.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 7 comments

Study: Walking through a doorway wipes out memory

Going from one room to another seems to magically erase memory. Most of us have forgotten what we wanted to do when we go from one room to another.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 5 comments

Study: You can learn while sleeping

You can learn while you sleep with the help of a form of unconscious memory, unequivocal signs of which, were recently discovered.
In the Media by Anish Girdhar - 4 comments

Study: Birth control pills affect emotional memory

Women taking birth control pills remember emotional events differently than women who don’t take oral contraceptives. In their study, scientists found birth control pills affect a woman’s recall of emotional events.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 2 comments

Man taking part in Lighthouse Challenge to honour wife's memory Special

Rayleigh - Graham and Liz Biner's plans to work together to raise money for charity ended when cancer took her life, but today Graham is training for a challenge he will tackle in her memory.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

You can collect your thoughts even while sleeping: Study

Sleep can help both learn a new piece of information, as well as get the brain to file it away for later retrieval. Sleep helps people remember a newly learned word and incorporate new vocabulary into their mental lexicon, according to researchers.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh - 2 comments

Filipino nurse can memorize a deck of cards Special

Manila - If you have a hard time remembering names, get some tips from this mnemonist who can memorize the sequence of an entire deck of cards. He and other memory masters will flex their brain muscles in this year's World Memory Championships in Guangzhou, China.
Digital Journal Report by Ron de Vera - 1 comment
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