Memory

Two researchers from the University of Newcastle in Australia have found that music may be successfully used to help people with acquired brain injuries (AB
Recent research has shown that the brain uses a 'mental Rolodex' of memories in order to help it make decisions when faced with a choice.
It's only in the last few years that researchers have documented the existence of a select group of individuals who have memories like a diary.
Young adults today have an emotional connection with music that was popular when their parents were younger, new r
Going through the menopause can have an impact on a woman's memory.
Having a healthy lifestyle could help to reduce the likelihood of a person experiencing memory problems later in life, new research has indicated.
A person's working memory can be improved through mindfulness training, new research has suggested.
Complicated grief could affect an individual's ability to remember, new rese
Prospective memory in healthy adults could be improved by the aroma of rosemary essential oil. That is the suggestion of new research presented this week at our Annual Conference in Harrogate, which found the oil could be used to help people remember past events and recall the need to complete tasks in the future.
Working memory describes our ability to hold relevant information in mind for use in mental tasks, while ignoring irrelevant information.
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.
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