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2015-02-18 11:44:20

Ever wonder why some people can recall vivid memories as if they were yesterday? Vanderbilt researchers shine a light on what it means to 'mentally time travel' through memories.

The Sleeping Brain Behaves As If It's Remembering Something
2012-10-08 07:17:17

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.

2012-01-18 10:56:56

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.

2011-12-21 19:43:32

The hippocampus is an important brain structure for recollection memory, the type of memory we use for detailed reliving of past events.

2011-11-02 08:53:37

Human memory has historically defied precise scientific description, its biological functions broadly but imperfectly defined in psychological terms.

2011-09-08 14:55:21

Face and voice are the two main features by which we recognise other people.

2011-08-04 13:44:43

Have you ever been approached by someone whose face you recognize but whose name you can't remember?

2011-06-16 12:43:00

“We’ve known for over 100 years that testing is good for memory,” says Kent State University psychology graduate student Kalif Vaughn. Psychologists have proven in a myriad of experiments that “retrieval practice”—correctly producing a studied item—increases the likelihood that you’ll get it right the next time. “But we didn’t know why.”

2011-03-09 14:48:17

Our brains process many more stimuli than we become aware of.

2011-03-09 14:32:25

Human social interactions are shaped by our ability to recognize people.