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Croatian Auschwitz survivor Branko Lustig speaks during a ceremony at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Racing Against Time To Remember And Reclaim Pieces Of The Holocaust

The last generation of Holocaust survivors are in their 80s and 90s, near the end. And what their eyes have seen when they were young is too important to lose to time.

March 25, 2016

Great News! Chocolate Is Good For Your Brain

An excuse to indulge? A new study shows that chemicals in chocolate may be good for your brain.

November 7, 2014

Holding Memories For Aunt Millie

When Alzheimers takes away memories, what is left?

October 29, 2014

Pentagon Spurs New Work On A Brain Implant To Aid Memory Problems

By Alan Zarembo and Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times It sounds like science fiction: A device that can be surgically installed in the brain to help form, store, and recall memories. But the Pentagon is betting tens of millions of dollars that so-called neuroprosthetics will someday be used by victims of traumatic brain injuries and […]

July 10, 2014

Lest We Forget, Aging Has Its Downside

I am standing at the front door, locked out of my own house. If this were a movie, it’d be raining. Thankfully, this isn’t, so it isn’t. But the reality is embarrassing enough without any Hollywood embellishments. You see, we have this digital lock. To open it, you input a numeric code. We bought it […]

June 16, 2014

Brain’s Limits Lead To Unconscious Choices In What We See And Remember

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times The human brain is a marvel of power and flexibility, and a pair of new studies demonstrate that when it runs up against the limits of its capacity to take in and store information, the brain often relies on its agility to fill the gap. In the process, however, […]

June 3, 2014

Remembrance Or Revision? Brain Study Shows Memory Misleads

By Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times Memory can be altered by new experience, and isn’t nearly as accurate as courtroom testimony might have us believe, a new study suggests. The results suggest a cheeky answer to the question posed by comedian Richard Pryor: “Who you gonna believe: me, or your lyin’ eyes?” Turns out, Pryor […]

February 5, 2014

Study: Caffeine Stirs Memory

Paris (AFP) – A jolt of caffeine can boost memory, according to a study published Sunday that provides a scientific motive for students slurping coffee, tea or energy drinks when cramming for exams. A team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, found that caffeine enhances certain memories for at least a day after they […]

January 13, 2014