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Why your memories can’t be trusted

Why your memories can’t be trusted

Think back to your first day at primary school. For many of us, it’s one of our clearest childhood memories. Oh, that’s me, waving goodbye to my proud mum. But the fact is, we really can’t trust our childhood memories… Continue Reading

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What happens when you remove the hippocampus? – Sam Kean

What happens when you remove the hippocampus? – Sam Kean

On September 1st, 1953, William Scoville used a hand crank and a cheap drill saw to bore into a young man’s skull, cutting away vital pieces of his brain and sucking them out through a metal tube. But this wasn’t… Continue Reading

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Long Term Potentiation and Memory Formation, Animation

Long Term Potentiation and Memory Formation, Animation

The process of learning begins with sensory signals being transcribed in the cortex. They are then transmitted to the hippocampus where new memories are believed to form. If a signal is strong, or repeated, a long-term memory is established and… Continue Reading

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Constructing a Memory Palace – Epic Science #27

Constructing a Memory Palace – Epic Science #27

– Want to improve your memory? It’s easy. Just turn your mind into a fun house of images, trust me. There was a time long, long ago when humans had to rely on their noggins instead of putting their to… Continue Reading

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How Do You Make Memories?

How Do You Make Memories?

How do you make memories? Inspirational websites will tell you to spend time with the people you love. Travel websites will tell you to travel to beautiful places. I’m just going to tell you to watch this episode of SciShow… Continue Reading

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How Your Memory Works

How Your Memory Works

Thank you to brilliant dot org for supporting PBS Digital Studios. Sherlock Holmes, the legendary detective, had a theory that the brain is like an attic where a person can only store a limited amount of memories. Dr. Watson once… Continue Reading

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How memories form and how we lose them – Catharine Young

How memories form and how we lose them – Catharine Young

Think back to a really vivid memory. Got it? Okay, now try to remember what you had for lunch three weeks ago. That second memory probably isn’t as strong, but why not? Why do we remember some things, and not… Continue Reading

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How Does Marijuana Affect Your Memory?

How Does Marijuana Affect Your Memory?

(classical orchestra music) (chalkboard writing) (beep) – Hey there, and welcome to Brain Stuff. I’m Josh Clark, and this is the Brain Stuff where I explain to you why you can’t remember anything when you smoke pot. So marijuana is… Continue Reading

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Your Completely Untrustworthy Memory

Your Completely Untrustworthy Memory

What is your earliest childhood memory? Okay before you even start writing, let me just go ahead and save you some time by telling you you’re probably wrong. Time for me to literally… figuratively?… no, literally, ruin your childhood. Alright… Continue Reading

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STGEC Ad Hoc: Alzheimer's & Related Dementias (2013)

STGEC Ad Hoc: Alzheimer's & Related Dementias (2013)