I will be celebrating my birthday July 12th and I, who never made a big deal about this day, now feel differently. I find it sad that the woman who gave birth to me has no memory of this day, or in fact, any other day. Mom for the last 13 years has been suffering from Alzheimer's.
Latoya Ruby Frazier grew up in the sooted ruins of Braddock, Pennsylvania, home Andrew Carnegie's first steel plant just outside Pittsburgh. Daughte...
Using customized skullcaps, fitted with electrodes, the researchers zapped the brains of novice pilots with the brain patterns of six flight experts, hoping they could improve their performance during flight simulation training.
One evening, several weeks ago, I received a call from the nursing home where my mom has lived for the past three years. One can imagine the uncertainty I felt when I answered the phone.
Again, we don't have total control over whether or not dementia develops. But taking care of your brain now can only improve your quality of life today, as well as in the future.
Several institutions of higher education including Harvard, Yale, and Princeton have reconsidered the historical legacies of dead presidents such as Thomas Jefferson and Woodrow Wilson. Homogeneous articulations of collective identity are often forged through commemorative practices that hold up specific historical figures from the dominant racial group as representative symbols of the nation in multiracial societies despite the complicated legacies of such figures.
Of course, we'd all be better off with 8 or more hours of sleep a night -- but that's probably not going to happen for most of us. So a daily nap can buoy us up when we're not getting quite enough winks at night. Remember this: napping is not a character defect!
We can't erase memories yet. But our lab is working on a new tool that could lessen the emotional impact of burdening memories by targeting them during sleep.
"Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were." -- Marcel Proust Proust's In Search of Lost Time is perhaps...
We all feel our memories are fading. But that simply isn't how memory works.
Awash in so much data, it is hard to know which have long-term value and which we can ignore.
Laura Lippman began writing novels while working as a reporter. Seven "Tess Monaghan" books were published before she left journalism in 2001.
On March 4, 2016, I wrote about the Health Benefits of Taking a Vacation. These include reducing stress, keeping your heart healthy, and improving you...
Every relationship is bounded in the pages of stories. The chapter when John was late for date night, embarrassing you as you sat alone in a romantic restaurant by yourself. Or the countless nights your wife puts on her "no sex" sweatpants to tell you she's off limits.
He was The Greatest. And he never let anyone forget it. Muhammad Ali died a champion. Not just a sports champ, but a people's champ. He overcame diversity, racial segregation, and courageously stood up for what he believed in on countless occasions.
Recently, scientists have discovered what may be "the penalty kicking center" of the human body. Researchers at the University of North Uist observed ...
My simple thanks that day may not have been worthy but it was all I could offer. I will not forget my trips to the cemetery or their service. For their sacrifice helped you, and me, to be free.
I take vitamins for memory loss... and I'm not sure if they're working. But those 'how-to enhance your memory' books? They definitely don't do it fo...
Tell me the features of your product and you will put me straight to sleep. Show me a funny commercial involving your product and a monkey in a business suit and I'm already taking out my credit card. Is that really the way it works? Not exactly, but close.
Wei remembers clearly the first time she tried a mango. She was six years old, from Dalian in north-east China, and just as she bit into the fruit her parents told her that it was the deceased leader Chairman Mao.