Negative stereotyping affects memory, cognitive performance of older people

A new study has recently revealed that negative stereotyping affects memory and cognitive performance of older people.

'Virtual reality therapy improving lives of stroke survivors'

Stroke survivors might soon be able to go online to find a system to help improve their memories with virtual reality technology developed by New Zealand scientists.

How sleep and memory go hand-in-hand

Finding a new co-relationship between sleep and memory, a new study on flies has discovered that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected.

Better sleep in youth may aid memory in old age

Sound sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning, new research claims.

Day napping in middle age boosts memory

 By the time people reach middle age, more sleep during the day such as an afternoon nap helps the memory and protects against its decline as long as they night-time sleep is not skipped, a study has found.Sound sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning.

New genes involved in long-term memory revealed

A new study has shed light on a genome and has revealed new genes that are involved in forming long-term memories.

Emotional events can bolster past memories

 A new study has found that our memories can not only travel back in time to retrieve events from the past but can also update past memories with important new information or details.

Eating walnuts daily boosts memory

Eating less than a handful of walnuts daily as a snack or as a part of a meal can sharpen your memory, says a study.

Scientists identify new 'fear controlling' neural circuit in brain

Scientists have discovered a new pathway in the brain of a mouse, that controls fear, memory and behaviour.

False memory trap: Innocent people can be 'convinced' they committed crime

A new study has revealed that people can be easily convinced that they committed a crime that never happened.

Close your eyes for better memory recall

Researchers from the University of Surrey, Britain, have found evidence to suggest that eyewitnesses to crimes remember more accurate details when they close their eyes.

Depression, behavioural changes maybe precursors to Alzheimer's

A new research has said that depression and behavioral changes may precede the memory declines in people who later develop Alzheimer's disease.

Soon, gen-next electronic memory devices

Researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist have successfully integrated multiferroic materials on a silicon chip, an advance that paves the way for new electronic memory devices.

Novel material for new electronic memory devices

Indian-American researcher Jay Narayan from North Carolina State University has developed novel multiferroic materials that will allow the development of new electronic memory devices.

Statins may not really be memory-impairing drugs

a new research, which suggests that drugs for high cholesterol or statins don't really impair memory and cognitive function, has cast doubts on the cautionary stance taken by the US Food and Drug Agency (FDA).

How practice makes us 'perfect'

A single skill can be learned faster if its follow-through motion is consistent, but multiple skills can be learned simultaneously if the follow-through motion is varied, new research has found.

Too much gas in body can cause memory shut down: Study

An Indian-American researcher has found that hydrogen sulfide, a short-lived gas produced in the body, can impact the brain's ability to use food and glucose and result in memory loss.

Cocoa-rich diets could improve memory

Diets rich in cocoa flavanols - bioactives found naturally in cocoa - can help arrest age-related memory decline in healthy adults, a study shows.

Courteney Cox feels she has 'worst memory'
Courteney Cox feels she has 'worst memory'

Actress Courteney Cox feels she has the "worst memory in the world", and says that sometimes she even forgets whom she dislikes.

Depression does lead to memory deficit

A new study has recently provided a deeper insight into the effects of depressive thoughts on the memory.