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Memory Study

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...

What Celebrity Sightings Tell Us About Memory

Pacific Standard | Rick Paulas | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

I don't mean to be a name-dropper, but: I've had breakfast with Jeff Goldblum, partied with David Cross, and gone grocery shopping with Kate Winslet. ...

What It's Like To Remember Almost Everything That Has Ever Happened To You

Science Of Us | Alexa Tsoulis-Reay | Posted 11.14.2014 | World

About 15 years ago, prompted by a distressed letter from a 34-year-old woman who could precisely recall each and every thought she’d had during each...

Give Yourself A Present For The Future

Pacific Standard | Nathan Collins | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

Don’t feel like you have the time to keep a diary or bury a time capsule? You might be missing out, according to psychologists at Harvard Business S...

'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...

Why Our Memories Are Often Tied To A Place

The Atlantic | Robinson Meyer | Posted 08.14.2014 | World

It’s no coincidence that, when recalling a tragedy, we ask where someone was: “Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?” Psychologists...

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.

Summoning the Past: Why This and Not That?

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.28.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Why isn't memory a better system, more efficient and organized, if remembering is so crucial to daily functioning and future planning? Why do we remember so many trivial and irrelevant things?