Memory
In psychology, memory is the process in which information is encoded, stored, and retrieved. Encoding allows information from the outside world to reach the five senses in the forms of chemical and ph...
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Seeker - Stunning Sensory Neuron Development in Zebrafish | Facebook
This amazing footage shows the development of sensory neurons in zebrafish. (via The Science Explorer)
Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think
Silence may allow your brain to rejuvenate leaving you feeling a new freedom
You can grow new brain cells. Here's how
Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving m...
DNA could store all of the world's data in a single room!
DNA could store all of the world's data in a single room!
Brain implant boosts human memory by up to 30%.
Brain implant boosts human memory by up to 30%.
How not exercising transforms your brain
A recent study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, conducted by University of Maryland's Department of Kinesiology, has found that master athlete's brains get significantly less blood flow a...
Chimp vs human! - Working Memory test - Extraordinary Animals - Earth
Ayumu the chimpanzee has made headlines around the world for his ability to beat humans on memory tests, in both speed and accuracy. Does Ayumu's ability for...
Your Brain Has A "Delete" Button--Here's How To Use It
This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.
“Lost” Memories Can Be Found | MIT News
In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, patients are often unable to remember recent experiences. However, a new study from MIT suggests that those memories are still stored in the brain — they ju...
Being Overweight Linked To Poorer Memory
In a preliminary study published in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, researchers from the Department of Psychology at Cambridge found an association between high body mass index (BMI)...
Scientists already know how to 'erase' your painful memories... and add new ones
We all have things in our past that we'd like to forget - bad break-ups, traumatic experiences, loss. No matter how hard we try, these memories can continue to haunt us, occasionally triggering condit...
Huge breakthrough: A computer has figured out how to learn
Computers that can mimic the human language are being developed and will be full steam ahead, in the not too distant future. Actually it is the code that is being developed that some scientists think ...
Everybody Has A Distinct 'Memory Style' That Affects How We Recall Things
The 1950s Japanese film Rashomon is famous for its exploration of the way people recall the same incident in different ways, but even outside of how we shape our recollections to suit our own personal...
Alzheimer's: Newly Identified Molecular Mechanism Could Lead To Treatment
Synapse loss is a hallmark of the early stages of Alzheimer's. Now, researchers have found how these brain cell connections are destroyed in the disease. During the early stages of Alzheimer's disease...
Study Finds Jet Lag-Like Sleep Disruptions Spur Alzheimer’s Memory, Learning Loss
Chemical changes in brain cells caused by disturbances in the body’s day-night cycle may be a key underlying cause of the learning and memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a U...
Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias. Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow ...
Sensory memory
During every moment of an organism's life, sensory information is being taken in by sensory receptors and processed by the nervous system.The information people received which is stored in sensory mem...
Sensory memory - Wikipedia
Short-term memory
Short-term memory (or "primary" or "active memory") is the capacity for holding a small amount of information in mind in an active, readily available state for a short period of time. The duration of...
Long-term memory
Long-term memory (LTM) is the final stage of the dual memory model proposed by Atkinson and Shiffrin, in which data can be stored for long periods of time. While short-term and working memory persists...
Learning
Learning is the act of acquiring new, or modifying and reinforcing, existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences and may involve synthesizing different types of information. The abili...
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Flashbulb memory
A flashbulb memory is a highly detailed, exceptionally vivid 'snapshot' of the moment and circumstances in which a piece of surprising and consequential (or emotionally arousing) news was heard. The t...
Flashbulb memory - Wikipedia
Genetic memory (psychology)
In psychology, genetic memory is a memory present at birth that exists in the absence of sensory experience, and is incorporated into the genome over long spans of time. It is based on the idea that c...
Olfactory memory
Olfactory memory refers to the recollection of odors. Studies have found various characteristics of common memories of odor memory including persistence and high resistance to interference. Explicit m...
Exceptional memory
The capacity for exceptional memory can take several forms.
Hyperthymesia or hyperthymesitic syndrome is superior autobiographical memory, the type of memory that forms people's life stories. The ...
Exceptional memory - Wikipedia
Eidetic memory
Eidetic memory (/aɪˈdɛtɪk/) is an ability to recall images, sounds, or objects in memory after only a few instants of exposure, with high precision for some time after exposure, without using mnemonic...
Eidetic memory - Wikipedia
Mnemonist
The title mnemonist (derived from the term mnemonic) refers to an individual with the ability to remember and recall unusually long lists of data, such as unfamiliar names, lists of numbers, entries i...
Mnemonics
A mnemonic (: /nəˈmɒnɨk/, : /nɛˈmɑːnɪk/ the first "m" is silent), or mnemonic device, is any learning technique that aids information retention. Mnemonics aim to translate information into a form that...
Grand Master of Memory
First awarded in 1995, the title Grand Master of Memory was previously awarded to people who are able to successfully negotiate the following three memory feats:The standards need not be achieved at t...
Synaptic plasticity
In neuroscience, synaptic plasticity is the ability of synapses to strengthen or weaken over time, in response to increases or decreases in their activity. Plastic change also results from the alterat...