iOS app Android app

Brain Memory

The Secret To The Brain’s Memory Capacity May Be Synapse Size

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 02.01.2016 | World

According to Dr. Terry Sejnowski, a pioneer in computational neuroscience at the Salk Institute, your brain can hold petabytes of data — an order of...

Happy Memories Can Reverse Depression In Mice

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.23.2015 | Science

Earlier this year, French neuroscientists achieved a remarkable feat. Hacking into the brains of mice, they switched the emotional character of their ...

How The Brain Travels Back In Time

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.21.2015 | Science

In one important way, we are capable of traveling back in time. Through memory, we can return to childhood, go back to the moment we first fell in lov...

17 Ways To Age-Proof Your Brain

Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Gardner What's good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much ...

Why It's Easier To Remember Emotional Events

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.21.2015 | Science

When we experience a highly emotional time in our lives -- such as a wedding or break-up, childbirth or even major historical events like 9/11 -- we t...

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...

There May Be Some Hope For Restoring Lost Memories In The Brain

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.23.2014 | Science

Alzheimer's Disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the United States -- affecting more than 5 million Americans. Perhaps the most de...

Musicians Have Major Advantage When It Comes To Long-Term Memory

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.20.2014 | Science

Looking to boost your brain power? Try picking up a musical instrument. Previous research indicates musicians have better language processing skil...

'Very Cool' Study Offers New Hope For People With Memory Problems

| Emily Underwood | Posted 09.01.2014 | Science

Our memories are annoyingly glitchy. Names, dates, birthdays, and the locations of car keys fall through the cracks, losses that accelerate at an alar...

EXPLAINED: How The Brain Gets Rid Of Old Memories

| Emily Underwood | Posted 05.09.2014 | Science

Do you remember your first birthday? How about what you ate for breakfast weeks ago? For most people, such events slip through the sieve of memory, ne...

Losing Your Memory? Not So Fast...

Stephan Spencer | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephan Spencer

There are a great many ways to work at maintaining and even improving your memory functions as you get older, and there's no question that both mental and physical stimulation keep your brain sharp. But the simple truth is that our memories may not be fading as quickly as we think.

New Facts and Old Habits: How Your Brain Sculpts Your Memories

Ben Thomas | Posted 03.25.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

How do our brains get rid of information we think is "useless" -- and why does that label seem to apply to more information the older we get? A new study offers some tantalizing clues.

8 Tips To Sharpen Your Memory (PHOTOS)

AOL Health | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Have you ever found yourself in mid-sentence when suddenly you've forgotten the point you were trying to make? Do birth dates or simple tasks (like DV...

Is The Virtual World Creating A Virtual Brain?

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

According to a report by the National Endowment for the Arts, fewer than half of Americans over 18 read novels, short stories, plays or poetry.

A Novel Way To Improve Memory

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

Scientists have long known how the brain predicts which experiences to retain in long-term memory and which ones to let fade away. But now they have made a new discovery: why we often remember useless stuff.