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How Do You Write About A Man Who Doesn't Know Who He Is?

The Huffington Post | Samantha Storey | Posted 12.05.2016 | Weird News

NEW YORK ― Here’s a mystery. In 2004, a Burger King employee discovered a naked man lying unconscious near the restaurant’s dumpsters. The polic...

Why Can't We Remember Our Early Childhood?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 08.01.2016 | Science
Greater Good Science Center

By Jeanne Shinskey Most of us don't have any memories from the first three to four years of our lives. In fact, we tend to remember very little of ...

How To Not Go About Change

Cate Montana | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact
Cate Montana

We've all heard about people who suffered some terrible accident or illness and came out the other side, altered, grateful to be alive, changed into the person they always longed to be. Life is indifferent to the ego and its individual story.

The Things You Don't Remember Shape Who You Are

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 07.21.2016 | Science

What is the earliest memory you have? Most people can’t remember anything that happened to them or around them in their toddlerhood. The phenomenon,...

How A Woman With Amnesia Is Helping Us Discover A New Type Of Memory

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 06.24.2016 | Science

Lonni Sue Johnson doesn’t remember the scientists she’s been working with over the past few years. She doesn’t remember whether or not she was e...

Roses in December

Yara Zgheib | Posted 10.26.2016 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

The sky today is oddly blue, the air unseasonably warm for late October. The leaves outside our big glass panes are amber and gold, but the sun is shining through them. I soak up as much of it as I can. Soon the storms will come, and I will need the memory of sunshine on my face to get through December.

A Party Without a Past

Steven Conn | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

All Republicans candidates, even those not named Trump, promise to make America great again. That implies, of course, that America is in decline now. That narrative of decline is an historical argument: We were great once, but we aren't any more.

'The Reconstruction of William Zero' Is a Film That Will Make You Think

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.15.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

There has been a recent spate of mindless sci-f/horror movies that have been barely worth your time, much less the price of admission. To save the day comes The Reconstruction of William Zero, a well made movie of this type that actually makes you think.

Learning From Adversity in 2014

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Lev Raphael

2014 was one of the worst years ever for in many ways. It opened up lots of unpleasant doors, but as the cliché goes, for a writer, everything is material, no matter how awful. Even when we're suffering, part of us is observing the situation and thinking, "This would make a great story."

What Scientists Learned From The World's Most Famous Amnesiac

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.30.2014 | Science

Kent Cochrane, a man with one of the most studied brains in history, died this year at the age of 62, leaving scientists with a far greater understand...

What I Learned This Year

Ari Andersen | Posted 02.28.2015 | Good News
Ari Andersen

There's a weird phenomenon that exists, and I think this year was the first time I've begun to recognize it: The more you learn, the more you realize that the number of things you know divided by the number of things you don't know is an infinitesimally small figure.

What Goes Round, Comes Round

David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T. | Posted 01.09.2015 | Good News
David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T.

I had a head injury at age fifteen on my way home from qualifying to sail to Canada to plan some real estate development for the church to which I bel...

"Stay With Me": A Talk With Alison Gaylin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.23.2014 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

International best-selling author Alison Gaylin received an Edgar nomination for her first book, Hide Your Eyes. Her Shamus Award-winning novel, And She Was, received a nomination for the Thriller and Anthony awards.

Sliced-Up Brain Confirms Famous Patient's Peculiar Problem

natureheader | Alison Abbott | Posted 01.30.2014 | Science

By slicing up and reconstructing the brain of Henry Gustav Molaison, researchers have confirmed predictions about a patient that has already contribut...

Scientists Target and Block a Specific Memory

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science
Dr. Douglas Fields

Erasing memory is the plot for several popular science fiction movies, but the fact is that there is no convincing evidence that the memory of specific experience (called declarative memory) can be erased in humans -- until now.

Why Obama must help my "invisible cousin," Benjaman Kyle

Carlo Revelli | Posted 02.04.2013 | Home
Carlo Revelli

This is the story of how I discovered that I was the cousin of the only man on Earth who is listed as 'missing' despite his whereabouts being known.

Sleep on Drugs

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Sleep experts believe that our 24/7 culture has created such pervasive sleep deprivation that abnormal sleepiness is the norm. Unfortunately, there is...

She Can't Remember Being A Mom

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.04.2012 | Parents

The scrapbook of Kay Delaney's mind is nearly blank. Delaney, 55, slipped and hit her head at work last year, erasing more than 20 years of memories t...

Amnesiac Comes Home To Family After 23 Years

Posted 08.07.2012 | Good News

It's a scenario that has become a staple in soap operas and movies from the Bourne trilogy to "Spellbound," but here's a real-life case of severe amne...

The Vow IS Enhanced by Being Based on Truth

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Tatum is sincere and loving as Leo but he is also a sort of clunky actor. For some this just adds to his charm, while for others it is off-setting. He has a boyish charm and you can certainly see why Paige was attracted to Leo.

A Life-Long Marriage With No Memories

Posted 03.27.2012 | Fifty

Lee Woodruff of CBS This Morning tells the poignant story of college sweethearts who are rebuilding their life together after the husband sustained a ...

Amnesiac Cellist Stuns Doctors With Musical Memory

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.11.2011 | Healthy Living

When an infection attacked the brain of a 68-year-old concert cellist and wiped out his entire memory back in 2005, doctors were shocked to discover h...

Sex-Induced Amnesia?

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living

A 54-year-old woman must have had the best sex ever. In fact, doctors at Georgetown University Hospital believe it resulted in short-term global am...

Sakey's Newest Suffers in Comparison to His Earlier Works

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.13.2011 | Home
Jackie K. Cooper

Marcus Sakey is a talented writer that America has not yet discovered, and it is about time they did.

WATCH: Woman Graduates College Almost 20 Years After Her Memory Was Completely Erased

Posted 08.13.2011 | College

Su Meck was 22-years-old when a ceiling fan fell on her head and wiped out her memory. 23 years later, however, at the age of 45, Meck is graduating M...