Essential Reads

Sleep Strengthens Recent Learning and Negative Memories

By Lydia Denworth on November 16, 2017 in Brain Waves
What happens in the brain during sleep? Quite a lot. Machine learning and EEG are revealing how memories, especially negative ones, and learning are boosted while we're asleep.

(Un)forgettable: Memory Tripping with One-Hit Wonders

A chance encounter with a forgotten song from one’s forgotten past contains three key ingredients for a positively potent—and potently positive—memory experience.

Understanding Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on November 12, 2017 in Managing Your Memory
The pathology of Aaron Hernandez was just one part of the 2017 Boston University CTE Conference, which presented the latest research and our current understanding of this disorder.

How Stable Is the Personal Past?

By Christin Köber Ph.D. on November 09, 2017 in What's Your Story?
Did you ever wonder what your life story would look like if you told it several times, at different moments in your life?

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Huperzine: An Effective Chinese Herbal for Dementia

Are you looking for information about herbal treatments for dementia? Huperzine may be more effective than available anti-dementia medications.

“Learned Mindfulness” : Achieving Authentic Integrity

Learned Mindfulness is achieving Authentic Integrity. This Integrity Mindfulness model prevents job burnout and optimizes Quality of Life.

Why You Should Consider Serving Fish This Thanksgiving

By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on November 19, 2017 in Managing Your Memory
Wondering what foods can reduce the risk of stroke and Alzheimer’s and actually improve cognitive function? Hint: It isn’t blueberries, coconut oil, or turmeric.
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The Absent Presence for Suicide Grievers

By Elizabeth Young on November 16, 2017 in Adaptations
“I feel closer to them all,” Carla says.  “And I feel so sad to know they are gone from us.”

A Face in the Crowd: What Type of People Are Most Memorable?

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on November 13, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
Ever wonder why certain people stand out in your mind? What is it about them that makes them so unforgettable? The answer likely has more to do with you.

You Just Got Dumped – Nice Timing, Right?

By Joseph Cardillo Ph.D. on November 12, 2017 in Attention Training
These 5 energy changers can help heal your broken heart.

The Psychology and Mathematics of Time in Aging

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on November 11, 2017 in iAge
How we see time is an indication of our life story. We might be accessing cues from both our body and the environment that tells us when that final curtain is likely to be.

Train Your Brain's Flexibility with These Seven Tips

Get your memory in shape by improving your brain's flexibility. Never again forget what you're doing with these 7 research-based tips.

On Being "Triggered": How Emotional Memories Affect Us

We cannot erase emotional memories, although we can be aware of what activates them and the interpretations we make.

Messing With Information in Short-Term Memory

By Art Markman Ph.D. on November 07, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
Sometimes the world around you is busy. Other times, it is fairly stable. How does that stability affect what you remember from moment-to-moment?

The Narrative We Live or the Narrative We Choose

By John P. Schuster on November 07, 2017 in The Power of Your Past
Whether you are a coach or not, you ought to know that the stories you tell about yourself, others, work and life tend to follow a dramatic pattern that reveals who you are.

Memory Ability Declines After Age 20

By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on November 07, 2017 in Managing Your Memory
Wondering if your memory is normal or not? We’ll help you understand what’s normal, what’s not, and what to do about it.

Choosing Growth after Grief

By Kenneth J. Doka Ph.D. on November 06, 2017 in Good Mourning
We can learn a great deal from those who seem to grow despite a significant losss

How Do We Move Forward After Losing the People We Love?

By Caren Osten Gerszberg on November 03, 2017 in The Right Balance
Under the weight of grief, self-compassion and sharing stories may allow some light to shine in.

Four Organizing "Sins" to Start Committing on Purpose

Computer science can improve our psychological health by absolving us from the guilt of being disorganized.

Why Solitude Is Good and Loneliness Is Bad

By Ray Williams on October 31, 2017 in Wired for Success
While loneliness is becoming an epidemic, the value of solitude is unappreciated

The Missing Piece in Intimate Communication

By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on October 31, 2017 in Rediscovering Love
When my couples master these new skills, something totally unprecedented often happens.
(Band of Brothers, Sterling Farms Golf Course, Stamford CT., standing as one. Greg O’Brien is second from right.)

Standing as One in Support of Alzheimer's

By Greg O'Brien on October 30, 2017 in On Pluto
If there ever were a bipartisan issue to stand on today, it is for a cure for Alzheimer’s, to drive a knife through this demon. We are all at risk, but we are not alone.

Not All Pessimists Are the Same

By Arthur J. Clark Ed.D. on October 28, 2017 in Dawn of Memories
Distinguishing Pessimistic Trends through Early Childhood Recollections

Candy, Costumes, and Scares. Oh My!

By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on October 21, 2017 in Presence of Mind
What's behind people's love for Halloween and wild Halloween behavior?

Why Does Cerebral Brain Power Gobble Up So Much Energy?

By Christopher Bergland on October 21, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
New research explains why it's difficult for our brains and bodies to optimize cognitive and physical performance simultaneously.
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Fighting Dementia Through Vision and Hearing

By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on October 19, 2017 in The Power of Rest
Small changes in vision and hearing affect future dementia. What can you do?

Homo Dichotomus

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on October 14, 2017 in One Among Many
When statisticians call each other mad.
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Our Memory Quirks: Are They for Us or against Us?

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on October 14, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
What if your recollections turned out to be false? Here's a book that tutors you on how your memory works (and doesn't).

My Evening with Armistead

By Rick Miller LICSW on October 04, 2017 in Unwrapped
Who are you now? How did you get here? Who helped you arrive
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Alien Abduction Part III

By John Cline Ph.D. on September 30, 2017 in Sleepless in America
Alien abduction experiences may be due to a wide range of causes including hypnotic phenomena, surgical anesthesia, sleep state dissociations, and maybe alien abductions.

Using Your Smartphone Camera as a Mindfulness Tool

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on September 28, 2017 in Minding the Body
Point, shoot, observe. Your phone’s camera may help you focus on the moment and foster mindfulness. It all depends on how you use it.

Magnesium and Zinc Are Essential for Healthy Brain Function

Ever wonder about the role of magnesium and zinc in healthy brain function? Studies show that both minerals have beneficial effects on mood, memory and other areas of functioning.

Outlook on Alzheimer's No Longer Bleak

options for reversing early Alzheimer's exist.

Aging Shrinks the Brain

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in Memory Medic
Age discrimination is not defensible. Each elderly person's mental competence has to be judged on its own merits, not on a negative stereotype of the elderly.