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Improving Memory

If You Want to Remember More, Try Remembering Less

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

According to Wimber's "response competition theory," the more you try to remember one of those facts, the more likely it is you'll forget the other one. I

'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...

The 15th Annual U.S. Memory Championship

Nicole Glass | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Nicole Glass

These techniques could be revolutionary for college students, improving not only their grades on exams, but also growing their brains and preventing memory loss later in life.

3 Keys to Boosting Your Brain Power and Improving Your Memory

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Shaahin Cheyene

With the right approach and simply by reducing cortisol release, you can get smarter faster and stay smarter longer. For those with fast, pressurized lives, this can literally be a lifesaver.

WATCH: Can We Prevent Everyday Memory Slips?

Posted 09.01.2011 | Healthy Living

We've all had the annoying experience of misplacing keys, losing glasses or forgetting appointments. How can we avoid these everyday memory slips? ...

WATCH: How To Improve Your Memory

Posted 08.10.2011 | Healthy Living

What steps can we take to improve our memory? In an interview with BigThink.com, Gary Small, a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medici...

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.