Memory

People Get Stoned for Science, Show Link Between Gene and Cannabis-Induced Psychosis

A rare side effect of smoking weed is experiencing psychosis or paranoia; researchers have identified...

Certain Brain Functions May Depend on Season

It's the second week of February, and for many of us in the Northern Hemisphere that means we're hitting...

A 15-Minute Rest Might Boost Memory, No Sleep Needed

I've always been jealous of those people who can powernap. A lot of research suggests that sleep helps...

It’s Not Marijuana That’s Behind Declining IQ Scores in Teens, New Studies Indicate

The burned out, slow-witted stoner is a popular stereotype, especially when people think of teenagers...

Memory Styles: We Don't All Remember Our Lives in the Same Way

When you rifle through your memories, what details stick out to you? If you could travel to Paris, would...

Promiscuous Prairie Voles: Researchers Identify Genetic Variations Linked To Infidelity

Infidelity: it's a classic subject, and natural selection has assured that it persists, at least in one...

How Good Is Your Dog's Long-Term Memory?

How good is Fido's memory? Better than you may think, a new study suggests. Researchers found that dogs...

Meet the Scientists Who Want to Understand Your Brain and Manipulate Your Memories

In recent years scientists have gained the ability to identify where memories are registered in the brains...

20 Years Later, the Tetris Effect Has Turned Life into One Big Video Game

This past spring I had to uninstall Dots on my phone because it was devastating my battery life and my...

Do Long-Term Memories Punch Holes in the Brain?

Chicago—How the brain encodes and stores memories is one of the enduring mysteries of neuroscience. Memories...

From King Henri II to Phineas Gage: How Brain Wounds Advanced Neuroscience

Modern neuroscience evolved over the centuries as physicians learned about the brain from horrific head...

Mind-Erasing Sex and Other Odd Triggers of Sudden Amnesia

A few years ago, a 54-year-old woman came to the emergency department of a hospital in Washington, DC...

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