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Brain Memories

EXPLAINED: How The Brain Gets Rid Of Old Memories

| Emily Underwood | Posted 05.09.2014 | Science

Do you remember your first birthday? How about what you ate for breakfast weeks ago? For most people, such events slip through the sieve of memory, ne...

Erase Bad Memories? Scientists Overseas Show They Can Do It

natureheader | Helen Shen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

In the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, unhappy lovers undergo an experimental brain treatment to erase all memories of each other from the...

Losing Your Memory? Not So Fast...

Stephan Spencer | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephan Spencer

There are a great many ways to work at maintaining and even improving your memory functions as you get older, and there's no question that both mental and physical stimulation keep your brain sharp. But the simple truth is that our memories may not be fading as quickly as we think.

New Facts and Old Habits: How Your Brain Sculpts Your Memories

Ben Thomas | Posted 03.25.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

How do our brains get rid of information we think is "useless" -- and why does that label seem to apply to more information the older we get? A new study offers some tantalizing clues.