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Nov 6, 2023 10:10 AM CST
Rats Have Imaginations, Just Like We Do
Study has wide-ranging implications, and not just for rodents
- Humans aren't the only creatures in the animal kingdom with imaginations, a new study suggests. It seems that rats are in the club, too, reports
. In a series of remarkable experiments, researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Virginia concluded that rats are capable of visualizing...
Shift Could Save
Your Aging Brain
Nov 28, 2022 9:35 AM CST
'Simple' Dietary Shift Could Save Your Aging Brain
Scientists: Subjects who ate more flavonols found in fruits, veggies saw slower rate of memory loss
- You may have more control than you think over your brain health as you age, specifically when it comes to how your memory functions, if results from a new study are any indication. Research published earlier this month in the journal
has found that individuals who consume more flavonols—...
We May Have
Oct 17, 2022 10:20 AM CDT
We May Have Underestimated Goldfish
Study finds they have good memory
- Ani DiFranco once sang about how goldfish have no memory and thus the "little plastic castle" in their bowl is a surprise to them every time they see it. She may have given goldfish a bad rap. A new study out of Oxford University suggests that goldfish actually have...
Brain Discovery May Be
a Breakthrough on Memories
Sep 12, 2022 10:10 AM CDT
Brain Discovery May Be a Breakthrough on Memories
Molecule called neurotensin appears to decide whether a memory is logged as good or bad
- Brain researchers appear to have figured out precisely how our brains store a particular memory as either good or bad—and the discovery could have implications for the treatment of everything from depression to PTSD. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California say it all comes down...
Jul 22, 2022 12:51 PM CDT
Researchers Stumped by Our Collective False Memories
Experts can't explain why so many of us recall Curious George with a tail
- Picture the popular children's book character Curious George. Does he have a tail? If so, you are one of many people to suffer from the Mandela Effect—the name given to describe the phenomenon of collective false memories that are taken by many to be the real deal. Named...
Fight Against Aging
Enters a 'Whole New Era'
May 17, 2022 12:09 PM CDT
Fight Against Aging Enters a 'Whole New Era'
Young spinal fluid is seen to improve memory in older mice, per new research
- Researchers are heralding "a whole new era" in the search for Alzheimer's treatments, with a new study suggesting those treatments don't necessarily need to address damage in the brain. Tony Wyss-Coray of Stanford University previously showed infusions of blood from younger animals could reverse the effects of...
Cite Concerns on
Apr 15, 2022 12:57 PM CDT
Lawmakers Cite Concerns on Feinstein's Memory, She Balks
'I'm rather puzzled,' 88-year-old Dem senator says of 'Chronicle' report on her mental acuity
- Dianne Feinstein is pushing back on a report that her memory is fading and she may be mentally unfit to continue serving in the US Senate—concerns voiced even by fellow Democrats. On Thursday, the
San Francisco Chronicle
published those concerns from ex-staffers, four senators (three of them Democrats), and...
in case you missed it
Mar 13, 2021 7:00 AM CST
Researchers Say Famous Memory Trick Works
Those who use 'method of loci,' aka 'memory palace,' fare better in memorization tests
- Fans of Sherlock Holmes will likely be familiar with something called the "method of loci," notes Live Science . It's a device used by the famous detective to remember things, also called a "memory palace" or "mind palace." Now a new study in
One Family's Story at Root
of 'False Memory' Movement
Jan 19, 2021 10:55 AM CST
One Family's Story at Root of 'False Memory' Movement
Katie Heaney of the Cut recounts the controversial history of a key organization
- The idea that adults who accuse parents or others of abusing them as children might be relying on false memories is well established in society. Maybe less well-known is that this movement can be traced to a now-defunct group called the False Memory Syndrome Foundation, and Katie Heaney explores its...
Castro Defends His
Exchange With Biden
Sep 13, 2019 12:34 PM CDT
Castro Defends His Exchange With Biden
It was 'not a personal attack,' he says, though others disagree
- The Democratic candidates for president took each other on during a debate in Houston Thursday night, clashing on everything from war to health care, but what the
calls a "fiesty exchange" on the latter went down between two contenders in particular. Julian Castro and Joe Biden were going...
His Alleged Method
of Stealing 1.3K
Credit Cards Is
Sep 10, 2019 9:04 AM CDT
His Alleged Method of Stealing 1.3K Credit Cards Is Incredible
Yusuke Taniguchi memorized names, numbers on cards that passed through his register
- While the rest of us struggle to remember what we had for lunch yesterday, Yusuke Taniguchi apparently has a much easier time with recall. Gizmodo reports that the 34-year-old part-time mall clerk in Koto City, Japan, was allegedly able to steal more than 1,300 credit cards from his customers—...
History Is Tainted by
Aug 20, 2019 10:15 AM CDT
History Is Tainted by 'National Narcissism'
Russians, Brits, Americans all claim more than 50% of effort in WWII
- We may be deceiving ourselves in teaching history born from "national narcissism," per a new study . "People are highly ethnocentric in viewing their own nation's influence, even in remembering the (nominally) same event: World War II," say researchers from Washington University in St. Louis. They...
Scientists Surprised at How
Good Our 'Facial Vocabulary' Is
Oct 11, 2018 9:55 AM CDT
Scientists Surprised at How Good Our 'Facial Vocabulary' Is
Researchers say human brain can hold an impressive number of faces
- Humans have historically lived in groups of about 100, yet our facial recognition skills easily adapt to a modern world where we see endless faces each day, whether in person or on TV. A new study in
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
, the first to give an evidence-based estimate...
To Remember Something,
Read It Out Loud
Dec 3, 2017 2:40 PM CST
To Remember Something, Read It Out Loud
Study suggests that it's more effective for memory than reading silently
- Anyone who's crammed for a test may have suspected as much, but a new study finds that reading something aloud is the best way to remember it. Researchers at the University of Waterloo tested 95 students over two semesters using four different methods: reading silently, reading aloud, hearing someone...
Keep Thinking Unwanted
Thoughts? Here's Why
Nov 3, 2017 7:34 PM CDT
Keep Thinking Unwanted Thoughts? Here's Why
Study finds it has to do with a neurotransmitter in the brain
- Can't stop thinking about that time you cried in front of a girl during a Tim Burton movie on your first and only date? It might be because your brain is lacking a specific chemical, according to a study published Friday in
. And while being unable to...
Memories of Those
With Dementia Are
Forgotten, Not Gone
Aug 1, 2017 8:33 AM CDT
Memories of Those With Dementia Are Forgotten, Not Gone
Study shows dementia just makes memories harder to access, doesn't destroy them
- Rather than wiping out our memories, new research out of Columbia University suggests that dementia instead confuses the brain about which neurons store which memories, thereby making those memories harder to recall. In other words, the memories might remain—however deeply hidden—in the brain, and thus accessing them is...
How Your Speech
Could Offer Hint
of Mental Decline
Jul 17, 2017 9:30 AM CDT
How Your Speech Could Offer Hint of Mental Decline
Verbal issues could be a clue to deteriorating cognitive state
- Your speech may, um, help reveal if you're uh ... developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words, and other verbal changes may be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests. Per the AP , researchers had 400 people without cognitive problems and...
Anthony Didn't Get
Her Daughter Had
Died Until Trial
Jul 11, 2017 11:38 AM CDT
Lawyer: Casey Anthony Didn't Get Her Daughter Had Died Until Trial
Cheney Mason says Anthony experienced a grieving 'blackout'
- "I'm still not even certain as I stand here today about what happened," Casey Anthony told the AP earlier this year of the death of her daughter, Caylee, in 2008. Her former defense attorney has a theory as to why that might be. In an interview with...
Based on a
Jun 28, 2017 10:30 AM CDT
Might Be Based on a College Fling
UCLA professor claims she was creator's muse
- Catherine Halsey, a character in the video game
, is a scientist and atheist who considers herself smarter than her parents. The same can be said of Patricia Dickson, a UCLA associate professor of pediatrics—and she claims that's no coincidence. Dickson, who had a romantically tinged friendship with...
Even Moderate Drinking
Could Hurt Your Brain
Jun 7, 2017 12:14 PM CDT
Even Moderate Drinking Could Hurt Your Brain
Eight to 12 drinks a week tied to increased risk of hippocampal atrophy
- A variety of studies have linked heavy drinking to brain damage and dementia, but a new one suggests moderate drinking might also hurt the brain and perhaps lead to memory loss. Contrary to studies suggesting drinking in moderation might actually be good for you, the latest in the
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