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By Michelle Braun Ph.D., ABPP-CN on November 16, 2019 in High Octane Brain
Is subjective age an internal barometer of brain health?
By Christopher Bergland on November 02, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that high-intensity interval training has a unique ability to boost memory.
By Sam Gilbert Ph.D. on October 31, 2019 in The Extended Mind
We constantly make decisions about whether to store information in our memory or offload it into the world around us.
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on October 22, 2019 in The Human Beast
The memories of skilled storytellers may seem remarkable but probably have fairly mundane explanations.
By Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on October 19, 2019 in How Do You Know?
Can thinking take place outside the brain? What can we learn from the Extended Mind?
By David J. Ley Ph.D. on October 06, 2019 in Women Who Stray
The idea that people "block out" traumatic memories has been proven wrong over and over. Why, then, do therapists continue to promote it?
By James Lake, MD on October 04, 2019 in Integrative Mental Health Care
Are you curious about new approaches for evaluating cognitive impairment or dementia? QEEG brain mapping and virtual reality testing environments are important innovations.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on October 01, 2019 in Balanced
MDMA is an unconventional treatment for PTSD. However, the underlying theory behind why it is effective at treating the non-dissociative subtype of PTSD appears to be sound.
By Christopher Bergland on September 26, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
"Superagers" tend to defy the aging process and maintain youthful memory power as they age. New research shows unique structure and connectivity differences in "superaging" brains.
By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on September 16, 2019 in The Social Thinker
Despite their popularity, there is little evidence to support the effectiveness of brain supplements. Save your cash and try these easy, science-backed techniques instead.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on September 10, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
The experience of stress is difficult enough to tolerate from an emotional standpoint, but new research shows there are also hidden costs that cause you to become more forgetful.
By Nicolas Davidenko Ph.D. on August 31, 2019 in Illusions, Delusions, and Reality
The simple act of judging future memory may influence our actual memory for the information being judged, according to recent research.
By Alan Castel Ph.D. on August 12, 2019 in Metacognition and the Mind
Can movies change how we remember historical events? Movies and imagination can modify our memory.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on August 11, 2019 in Ulterior Motives
Over the last decade, people have become sensitive to “fake news.” This is a problem, because information in memory influence your beliefs, even if you know it is false.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on August 03, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
If seeing is believing, what happens when vision deteriorates due to dementia?
By Neil Brewer Ph.D. on July 24, 2019 in Weighing the Evidence
When people witness a crime, they might be asked by the police to view a lineup. If they pick someone, how do we know if it’s the culprit or an innocent suspect?
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on July 21, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
The frontal and temporal lobes need to work together for language to function—and both are often impacted by dementia.
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on July 13, 2019 in The Asymmetric Brain
Do you think pigeons are "birdbrained"? These studies will show you that the opposite is true.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on July 06, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Who doesn’t want to have a sharper mind? The way to improve your own mental powers may lie in cultivating your personality.
By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on July 03, 2019 in Psychology Yesterday
Collective memory is one of the very few things we have in common and a major component of personal identity.
By John Cline Ph.D. on June 30, 2019 in Sleepless in America
The use of advanced imaging techniques has led to increased understanding of the brain mechanisms responsible for sleep and dreams.
By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on June 27, 2019 in Mental Mishaps
Have you ever woken up a strange place that you don’t recognize? Unable to remember how you got there? That moment can help us understand what having Alzheimer’s is like.
By Mark D. White Ph.D. on June 19, 2019 in Maybe It's Just Me, But...
What if we remember relationships differently than the other person does? Should their opinion "count" in our memories?
By Frances Kuffel on June 16, 2019 in What Fat Women Want
Those were the years of both general practice and studying anesthesia. Dad had evening hospital rounds followed evening house calls. We didn’t see him much.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on June 15, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
This small brain structure enables virtually all of our memories—and it is easily damaged by a variety of brain disorders.
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