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Episodic Memory

What Weightlifting For Just 20 Minutes Does To Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.28.2016 | Science

You may be surprised by what a quick workout session can do for your brain. It's no secret that weightlifting is good for you -- from building musc...

Are Apes Capable Of 'Time Travel?'

| Virginia Morell | Posted 07.19.2013 | Science

A single cue -- the taste of a madeleine, a small cake, dipped in lime tea -- was all Marcel Proust needed to be transported down memory lane. He had ...

Aging Photographs and Cognitive Quilts

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.08.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

For a growing number of adults, questions about cognitive aging are increasingly personal and relevant. We want to know what, specifically, will keep us sharp into old age. Unhappily, there is very little empirical evidence available to help Baby Boomers sort all this out. Until now.

Here's Another Surprising Reason Women Should Slim Down

Posted 06.20.2013 | Fifty

Here's another reason for women to lose weight. Losing weight could improve memory in older, overweight women, according to a new small study. In a...

Memories of the Future

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.06.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Cognitive scientists are very interested in people's "remembered futures." Which scenarios do we recall best? Are most people's future memories as rosy as mine? Or do we also spin out other, less optimistic simulations of the future, ones that we tend to forget over time?