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Browse: Just 30 Minutes of Exercise Benefits the Brain Browse: Spice Improves Fatigue and Memory
Browse: Font Boosts Memory retention
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Cover Story: Brilliant Memories for Dark Places
We are usually not aware of it, but emotions exert a powerful influence over our memories by playing a key role in determining what we remember and what we forget.
Cover Story: Brain Stimulation & Memory: How Strong Is the Evidence?
For nearly 15 years, scientists have reported that running a weak electric current through the brain can improve learning and memory. What if we got it wrong?
Cover Story: Turn Down the Volume?
Does music help or hinder our concentration and memory?
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Feature: A Party Worth Remembering
Euphoric and highly addictive, a popular party drug also causes long-term memory loss.
Feature: The Psychology of Misinformation
Misinformation affects our reasoning and decision-making. Unfortunately, a number of cognitive factors limit the effectiveness of retractions and refutations, ensuring that misinformation sticks.
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Feature: Recognising Nemo
Recent studies are helping to dispel the myth that fish have a 3-second memory. In fact, some species of reef fish can even recognise human faces.
Feature: Cognitive Impairment During Pregnancy: Myth or Reality?
While reports of cognitive decline throughout pregnancy are widespread, evidence has been inconclusive. Until now.
Browse: Slime Mould Has a Memory
The slime mould Physarum can remember where it’s been even if it doesn’t have a brain.
Browse: Bees Distinguish Works of Art
Bees can recognise the differences between paintings and show some signs of a capacity to generalise by recognising painting styles.
Browse: Spice Improves Memory Browse: Want to Remember Your Dreams? Try Taking Vitamin B6
Browse: Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Brain Plasticity Loss Neuropsy: Memory Surgery
Recent discoveries about memory modification open the way to erasing traumatic memories.
Neuropsy: Life in the Third Person
People with severely deficient autobiographical memory do not re-experience their past.
Neuropsy: Rise and Shine, Soldier!
Army research suggests that the timing of your caffeine hit is more important than the amount consumed.
Quandary: Is Cognitive Enhancement a Problem in Australia?
Just because the non-medical use of cognitive stimulants isn’t common, it doesn’t mean it isn’t a problem.
Online Feature: Neuroscientists plant false memories
Researchers have implanted false memories into mice, potentially illuminating the mechanisms underlying the human phenomenon of "recalling" experiences that never occurred.
Online Feature: Dolphins keep lifelong social memories
Dolphins can recognise their old tank mates’ whistles after being separated for more than 20 years — the longest social memory ever recorded for a non-human species.