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Scientists Implant False Memories Into Mice

Scientists Implant False Memories Into Mice

Newsy (July 26, 2013) Scientists expect it will aid understanding of "past life" experiences, memories of alien abduction and psychiatric diseases like schizophrenia.
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"Super Agers" an Elite Group of Seniors

"Super Agers" an Elite Group of Seniors

AP (Aug. 21, 2013) 'Super agers' are helping to fight dementia and Alzheimer's. They're a group of elite seniors with superior memories who are part of a Northwestern University study to try and discover what makes them stay so sharp in older age. (Aug. 22)
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Poetry Provides Gateway to Past for Alzheimer Sufferers

Poetry Provides Gateway to Past for Alzheimer Sufferers

AFP (Nov. 22, 2013) Alzheimer's sufferers find it difficult to recall recent events and so can easily feel isolated and lonely, but one association in Stratford-upon-Avon in the UK is using poetry and song to recover long-buried memories.
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Most Important Memories Made By Age 25: Study

Most Important Memories Made By Age 25: Study

Newsy (Feb. 24, 2014) Participants in the study listed major life events including going to college, getting married and having children as their most vivid memories. Video provided by Newsy
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Scientists Create New Memories by Directly Changing the Brain

Sep. 10, 2013 By studying how memories are made, neurobiologists created new, specific memories by direct manipulation of the brain, which could prove key to understanding and potentially resolving learning and ... full story
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Your Childhood Memories Are Probably Less Accurate Than You Think

Jan. 27, 2014 How much detail can you reliably recall in your childhood memories? Actually very little, according to a new study with profound implications for our legal ... full story
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What Happened When? How the Brain Stores Memories by Time

Mar. 13, 2014 New research shows that a part of the brain called the hippocampus stores memories by their "temporal context" -- what happened before, and what came after -- and not by content. From brain ... full story
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Drugs That Weaken Traumatic Memories Hold Promise for PTSD Treatment

Jan. 16, 2014 Memories of traumatic events often last a lifetime because they are so difficult to treat through behavioral approaches. A preclinical study reveals that drugs known as histone deacetylase inhibitors ... full story
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Similarity Breeds Proximity in Memory

Mar. 5, 2014 Researchers have identified the nature of brain activity that allows us to bridge time in our memories. Their findings offer new insights into the temporal nature of how we store our recollections ... full story
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Possibility of Selectively Erasing Unwanted Memories

Sep. 10, 2013 For the first time, scientists have been able to erase dangerous drug-associated memories in mice and rats without affecting other more benign memories. The surprising discovery points to a clear and ... full story
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Cause of Infantile Amnesia Revealed: New Neuron Formation Could Increase Capacity for New Learning, at Expense of Old Memories

May 24, 2013 New research presented today shows that formation of new neurons in the hippocampus -- a brain region known for its importance in learning and remembering -- could cause forgetting of old memories by ... full story
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Scientists, Practitioners Don't See Eye to Eye on Repressed Memory

Dec. 13, 2013 Skepticism about repressed traumatic memories has increased over time, but new research shows that psychology researchers and practitioners still tend to hold different beliefs about whether such ... full story
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Music Brings Memories Back to the Injured Brain

Dec. 10, 2013 In the first study of its kind, two researchers have used popular music to help severely brain-injured patients recall personal ... full story
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People Can 'Beat' Guilt Detection Tests by Suppressing Incriminating Memories

May 29, 2013 Psychologists have shown that people can suppress incriminating memories and thereby avoid detection in brain activity guilt detection ... full story
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Scientists Discover a Novel Opiate Addiction Switch in the Brain

Sep. 10, 2013 Neuroscientists have made a remarkable new discovery revealing the underlying molecular process by which opiate addiction develops in the brain. Opiate addiction is largely controlled by the ... full story
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Kids' Earliest Memories Might Be Earlier Than They Think

Apr. 15, 2014 The very earliest childhood memories might begin even earlier than anyone realized -- including the one remembering, his or her parents and memory researchers. Four- to 13-year-olds in upstate New ... full story
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Most of Us Have Made Best Memories by Age 25

Feb. 19, 2014 By the time most people are 25, they have made the most important memories of their lives, according to new ... full story
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When It Comes to Memory, Quality Matters More Than Quantity

Feb. 4, 2014 The capacity of our working memory is better explained by the quality of memories we can store than by their number, a team of psychology researchers has ... full story
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Suppressing Unwanted Memories Reduces Their Unconscious Influence on Behavior

Mar. 18, 2014 Researchers have shown that, contrary to what was previously assumed, suppressing unwanted memories reduces their unconscious influences on subsequent behavior, and have shed light on how this ... full story
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Stimulating Brain Cells Can Make False Memories

Aug. 1, 2013 By activating a subset of brain cells in mice, researchers changed the way the animals remembered a particular setting. To determine if they could alter the way a mouse remembered a setting by ... full story
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Neuroscientists Find a Key to Reducing Forgetting: It's About the Network

Aug. 29, 2013 A team of neuroscientists has found a key to the reduction of forgetting. Their findings show that the better the coordination between two regions of the brain, the less likely we are to forget newly ... full story
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Chimpanzees and Orangutans Remember Distant Past Events

July 18, 2013 We humans can remember events in our lives that happened years ago, with those memories often surfacing unexpectedly in response to sensory triggers like flavor or scent. Now, researchers have ... full story
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Brain Activity in Sleep May Impact Emotional Disturbances in Children With ADHD

May 29, 2013 Sleep consolidates emotional memories in healthy children but not in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. The study suggests these deficits in ... full story
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Fishing for Memories: How Long-Term Memories Are Processed to Guide Behavior

May 16, 2013 In our interaction with our environment we constantly refer to past experiences stored as memories to guide behavioral decisions. But how memories are formed, stored and then retrieved to assist ... full story
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