Latest Recognition memory Stories
UCLA researchers have for the first time measured the activity of a brain region known to be involved in learning, memory and Alzheimer's disease during sleep.
A recent study by sleep researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the first to suggest that a person's emotional response after witnessing an unsettling picture or traumatic event is greatly reduced if the person stays awake afterward, and that sleep strongly "protects" the negative emotional response.
The hippocampus is an important brain structure for recollection memory, the type of memory we use for detailed reliving of past events.
Human memory has historically defied precise scientific description, its biological functions broadly but imperfectly defined in psychological terms.
Face and voice are the two main features by which we recognise other people.
Have you ever been approached by someone whose face you recognize but whose name you can't remember?
â€œWeâ€™ve known for over 100 years that testing is good for memory,â€ says Kent State University psychology graduate student Kalif Vaughn. Psychologists have proven in a myriad of experiments that â€œretrieval practiceâ€â€”correctly producing a studied itemâ€”increases the likelihood that youâ€™ll get it right the next time. â€œBut we didnâ€™t know why.â€
Our brains process many more stimuli than we become aware of.
Human social interactions are shaped by our ability to recognize people.
A small area deep in the brain called the perirhinal cortex is critical for forming unconscious conceptual memories, researchers at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain have found.
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