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Moore, Oklahoma Scars Slow to Heal After Tornado

Moore, Oklahoma Scars Slow to Heal After Tornado

AP (May 19, 2014) A deadly twister tore through Moore, Oklahoma a year ago, carving a 17 mile wide gap and killing two dozen people. An elementary school is rebuilding after the storm but still holding on to the memories of that day. (May 19) Video provided by AP
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Scientists Able To Erase, Restore Memories In Rats

Scientists Able To Erase, Restore Memories In Rats

Newsy (June 2, 2014) Using a technique that allows lab rats' brains to be controlled using light, researchers confirmed a longstanding theory of how memories form. Video provided by Newsy
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Bad Memories Turn Good In Weird Mouse Brain Study

Bad Memories Turn Good In Weird Mouse Brain Study

Newsy (Aug. 27, 2014) MIT researchers were able to change whether bad memories in mice made them anxious by flicking an emotional switch in the brain. Video provided by Newsy
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Orion Launch to Test Human Flight Risks in Deep Space

Orion Launch to Test Human Flight Risks in Deep Space

AFP (Nov. 7, 2014) With memories still fresh of two commercial space flight accidents in the past 10 days, NASA is readying its first test flight of the Orion spacecraft that could one day carry humans to Mars. Duration: 00:38 Video provided by AFP
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Learning by Repetition Impairs Recall of Details, Study Shows

June 23, 2014 While repetition enhances the factual content of memories, it can reduce the amount of detail stored with those memories, neurobiologists report following a recent study. This means that with ... full story
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False Memories Could Be a Side-Effect of Human Ability to Learn Rules

Sep. 24, 2014 Our tendency to create false memories could be related to our ability to learn rules according to new research. New research suggests that individuals who are particularly good at learning rules and ... full story
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Treating Mental Illness by Changing Memories of Things Past

Aug. 12, 2014 Author Marcel Proust makes a compelling case that our identities and decisions are shaped in profound and ongoing ways by our memories. This truth is powerfully reflected in mental illnesses, like ... 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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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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Eleven Maps for Eleven Rooms: Probing the Brain's Extensive Capacity for Storing Memories

Dec. 8, 2014 The brain creates and stores memories in small networks of brain cells, with the memories of events and places stored in a structure called the hippocampus. Researchers have long wondered if there is ... full story
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Better Way to Deal With Bad Memories Suggested

Apr. 18, 2014 A simple and effective emotion-regulation strategy that has neurologically and behaviorally been proven to lessen the emotional impact of personal negative memories, researchers have shown. ... full story
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Take a Trip Down Memory Lane to the Gym: Using Memories to Motivate

Apr. 29, 2014 We all know that thinking about exercise isn’t the same as doing it. But researchers have confirmed what may be the next best thing: just thinking about a past exercise experience can motivate us ... 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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Brain Researchers Pinpoint Gateway to Human Memory

Nov. 26, 2014 An international team of researchers has successfully determined the location, where memories are generated with a level of precision never achieved before. To this end the scientists used a ... full story
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How the Brain Decides When to Modify Old Memories and When to Carve New Memories

Nov. 6, 2014 How the brain decides when to modify old memories and when to carve new memories is revealed in a new study. Researchers propose a theoretical framework for understanding how the brain (to quote ... 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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A Glimpse Into the 3-D Brain: How Memories Form

Oct. 6, 2014 People who wish to know how memory works are forced to take a glimpse into the brain. They can now do so without bloodshed: Researchers have developed a new method for creating 3-D models of ... full story
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Scientists Explain How Memories Stick Together

Apr. 16, 2014 A new model of memory that explains how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event has been uncovered by researchers. This new framework provides a more complete picture of how memory ... full story
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Manipulating Memory With Light: Scientists Erase Specific Memories in Mice

Oct. 9, 2014 Neuroscientists have used light to erase a specific memory in mice, showing how the hippocampus and cortex work together to retrieve ... full story
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Lack of Naturally Occuring Protein Linked to Dementia

Aug. 26, 2014 The first evidence that the lack of a naturally occurring protein is linked to early signs of dementia has been provided by researchers. An absence of MK2/3, in spite of the brain cells (neurons) ... full story
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Mental Rest and Reflection Boost Learning, Study Suggests

Oct. 20, 2014 A new study, which may have implications for approaches to education, finds that brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they've learned before may ... full story
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Rescuing Memories of Past Events: How the Mundane Can Be Meaningful -- And Remembered

Jan. 21, 2015 It's not surprising that our memories of highly emotional events, such as 9/11 or the birth of a child, are quite strong. But can these events change our memories of the past? Researchers report ... full story
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Outside the Body Our Memories Fail Us

Mar. 10, 2014 New research demonstrates for the first time that there is a close relationship between body perception and the ability to remember. For us to be able to store new memories from our lives, we need to ... full story
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Xenon Exposure Shown to Erase Traumatic Memories

Aug. 27, 2014 Xenon gas, used in humans for anesthesia and diagnostic imaging, has the potential to be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and other memory-related disorders, researchers report. ... full story
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