Memory

People often apologise for being useless at remembering names, as if it's some idiosyncratic quirk of theirs.
A person's memory can be adversely affected by exposure to organophosphates, new research has shown.
The 'Method of Loci' or 'Memory Palace' mnemonic strategy of placing to-be-remembered items mentally along a well-known route has been used since ancient times.
Self-imagination, or imagining something from a personal perspective, can be an effective means of helping people to recognise things or retrieve information at the appropriate time.
The course will begin with an introduction to the science of sleep and then go on to described the various types of insomnia, backed up by use of case examples; before introducing a range of assessment and treatment options.
Taking academic tests can be a stressful time for some young people and especially for those with a history of elevated anxiety. However a study published today in the British Journal of Psychology shows that anxiety only has a negative effect on test results if memory is also poor.
Professor Andy Parrott says he agreed to take part in the recent Channel 4 programme about Ecstasy (MDMA) on condition that he would be
Participants throughout the UK are gearing up for a memory-based world record attempt. At 14.30 on Friday 19 October, people will complete a 10-minute memory test as part of the biggest memory game the world has ever seen.
The memory of a non-smoker could be damaged if they live with a cigarette user, new research has found.
Wakeful rest can serve to boost a person's memory, new research has suggested.
We think we remember the music we listen to really well, but new research suggests we may be mistaken.
Can we wipe material from our memories at will? Find out at our Research Digest.
Memories can serve as tools to help people make better decisions, new research has suggested.
Professor Alan Baddeley FRS CBE from the University of York has received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society’s Research Board.
Exercise can markedly affect the brain and the ability to remember, new findings have suggested.
For most of us, it's tricky enough to remember what we were doing this time last week, let alone on some random day years ago.
Personality can play a role in how an individual copes with their emotional memories.
Most of the time our autobiographical memories and beliefs match up - we remember last week's journey to a conference and believe that journey really took place. Other times, we believe an event happened but our memory of it eludes us.
Electronic cigarettes – battery-operated devices that provide nicotine via inhaled vapour - may help the memory as well as ease cravings as smokers quit their habit.
Puzzles and crafts can bring more benefits for older people than many may first realise.
Many women describe memory problems during the menopause - and new research has suggested these difficulties may be just as they seem.
A person's memory could be negatively impacted as a result of repeated stress, new research has found.
A focused training programme can serve to improve a person's memory, new research has found.
Motherly love and attention at a young age could result in a child's memory being boosted significantly, new research has suggested.
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