When we opened the real-life memory box sent by the hospital team who took care of Isli during the last days of her short life, Ido and I finally had the chance to grieve together. Even though we knew what would be in there, and the box lived in a closet that we opened daily, we still couldn't go through with opening it for more than a year.
"No one in. No one out. Boston is shut," blared the bullhorns. Yellow police tape forbade my progress. It was two years ago today when I and 30,000 ...
For many years, I and many other people I know have had trouble commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel. I can't bear to view the official state ceremonies on television, broadcast from Yad Vashem, with all their clichés and us-against-the-world ideology.
I wonder who will tell this present when it becomes past? Will future grandparents have a paucity of stories that start with "I remember when I was your age... ?"
I try to capture my moments through pictures, but I hold fast to them with smells. Especially when I am trying to remember what it felt like during a specific period of my life. Embracing memories is important because it helps bring light back into our lives.
By learning more about the tremendous power within our brain, how it can adapt, regenerate and guard against cognitive decline, I am confident we will one day be able to reduce incidence, slow progression, and eventually prevent dementia through combined therapeutic protocols.
When I was eight years old, I rushed into the kitchen afflicted with a cut on my wrist. She cocked one eyebrow, looked down her glasses and calmly responded in her Southern drawl to the screaming child in front of her. "Well, you're not deaaaaad yet."
The plant may have been a memorial to our pain and grief, but over time, it came to symbolize our strength and resilience. Despite our pain, or maybe because of it, Matt and I grew infinitely closer as a couple during that time.
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
To be grateful we need to remember the benefits we've received. We need to remember how others have gone out of their way to do or provide things for us that we could do or provide for ourselves. We need to remember to remember.
So, if the description of a single dress -- a still image -- can be so polarizing, what does this say about eyewitness identification and memory of an event that likely occurred in a traumatic situation?
I don't see that dogs or other nonhuman animals (animals) greeting a friend(s) after a short absence says much about whether or not they remember that an individual(s) had just been there.
According to psychological scientist Edward Lemay of the University of Maryland, our desire to bond with another person in a close, committed relationship is so strong that it can bias our thinking, distorting attention and memory and interpretation so that we see and believe what we want to be true.
One in every four Cambodians was murdered during the rule of the Khmer Rouge, between 1975 and 1979. The Missing Picture tells the story of the genocide through a child's perspective, using clay dolls to recreate the director's memories and interspersing these personal scenes with actual footage.
Lumosity, in case you don't know, is a game platform marketed as the latest and greatest in neuroscience. It's not just a suite of games, it's a suite of games designed by Ph.D.'s to sharpen your brain.Or, if you prefer to look at it cynically, it's a digital rabbit's foot to ward off Alzheimer's.
The latest cognitive neuroscience research reveals key ways to improve brain health in people of all ages and stages. These discoveries are incredibly timely -- now, more than ever.
So how does someone avoid such a derailing estrangement from the events of their past, as they actually happened? As a universal matter, I don't have an answer. But for many people who are maintaining a recovery, it involves never becoming too unfamiliar with your own story, facilitated by an ongoing willingness to share it with others in some capacity.
We spend an inordinate amount of our waking time daydreaming -- half of our waking thought, according to some estimates -- and much of this drifting is social in nature. Is it possible that imagining others shapes our momentary feelings and affects our overall well-being -- much like real events? That's the idea that Giulia Poerio and her colleagues have been investigating.
Business and dancing seem like two pretty different animals, don't they? But, they really have more in common than you realize. It can not only help you transform your happiness in the workplace, but focus your mind to recognize patterns and then identify and pursue relevant opportunities.