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Memory Science

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

The Daily Beast | Charlotte Lytton | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next. Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how th...

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.

I Got Robbed at Gunpoint... If My Memory Serves Correctly

Ben Thomas | Posted 10.30.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

I remembered the thief's face vividly for a day or so, but as the days passed, I found that I remembered fewer images and more facts. Try as I might, I couldn't picture the guy's face. In other words, semantic memories were out-competing episodic ones.

Glitches in the Matrix: The Science of Memory Mishaps

Ben Thomas | Posted 10.23.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

As far as A.K.P. could tell, everything he experienced had happened before. Every news headline, every episode of every show on TV, every visit from a friend, every conversation with his wife seemed to tickle the edges of memories that lay just out of reach.