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Brain Memory

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...

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.

8 Tips To Sharpen Your Memory (PHOTOS)

AOL Health | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Have you ever found yourself in mid-sentence when suddenly you've forgotten the point you were trying to make? Do birth dates or simple tasks (like ...

Is The Virtual World Creating A Virtual Brain?

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

According to a report by the National Endowment for the Arts, fewer than half of Americans over 18 read novels, short stories, plays or poetry.

A Novel Way To Improve Memory

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

Scientists have long known how the brain predicts which experiences to retain in long-term memory and which ones to let fade away. But now they have made a new discovery: why we often remember useless stuff.