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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]