andrewducker + memory   134

Brain function can start declining as early as age 45. Yay, something to look forward to.
Ok, something to be somewhat terrified of. They'd better find a cure for this soon...
brain  memory  age 
january 2012 by andrewducker
Can't get rid of your memories? Call Death Bear
A fantastic piece of therapy and performance art rolled into one.
death  loss  catharsis  emotions  art  memory  performance 
march 2010 by andrewducker
Gene for memory and IQ gives students low grades
Gene increases memory and intelligence - but also makes you stressed and emotional vulnerable.
IQ  memory  psychology  genetics 
september 2009 by andrewducker
Memory Switch Could Enable Brain Hacks
Researchers have found a telltale mental signature that predicts whether an experience will be remembered.
psychology  neuroscience  brain  memory 
march 2009 by andrewducker
Be sure to mind when you change your mind
When people have their minds changed they remember having _always_ had the new position...
psychology  opinion  memory  mind 
march 2009 by andrewducker
'Knitting' may delay memory loss
Engaging in a hobby like reading a book, making a patchwork quilt or even playing computer games can delay the onset of dementia, a US study suggests.

Watching TV however does not count - and indeed spending significant periods of time in front of the box may speed up memory loss, researchers found.
health  alzheimers  aging  memory  knitting 
february 2009 by andrewducker
Drug Erases Fearful Memories
A common blood-pressure drug can selectively dampen fearful memories, according to research published in Nature Neuroscience.
drugs  health  psychology  neuroscience  memory  anxiety 
february 2009 by andrewducker
Rosemary, for remembrance
A short story about memory and magic and the things we can't let go of.
writing  fiction  memory 
february 2009 by andrewducker
Anatomy of a Program in Memory
Probably the best description I've ever seen of how programs use memory.
computing  windows  programming  linux  memory 
january 2009 by andrewducker
Eat a little less, remember more
They tested the short term memory of 50 people with an average age of 60, who were overweight, but not obese, and then got one-third to eat 30% fewer calories than normal each day.

After three months, the dieters scored 20% higher on the test than they had before the diet.
diet  age  memory 
january 2009 by andrewducker
How a sweet tooth leads to senior moments
Earlier research showed that one area of the hippocampus called the dentate gyrus is mainly responsible for normal age-related memory decline. The scientists discovered that reduced activity in this part of the brain was closely correlated with higher levels of blood sugar.
memory  brain  sugar 
january 2009 by andrewducker
Scaling memcached at Facebook
If you've ever wondered what the problems a massive site runs into are like, here's a good place to educate yourself.
memory  linux  networking  performance  scalability  memcached 
december 2008 by andrewducker
What Your Computer Does While You Wait
To put this into perspective, reading from L1 cache is like grabbing a piece of paper from your desk (3 seconds), L2 cache is picking up a book from a nearby shelf (14 seconds), and main system memory is taking a 4-minute walk down the hall to buy a Twix bar.
technology  speed  optimization  memory  performance  computers 
december 2008 by andrewducker
Scientists Erase Specific Memories in Mice
Like in that movie. With the people. And the stuff. What was I saying again?
neuroscience  memory  brain  science 
october 2008 by andrewducker
For the Brain, Remembering Is Like Reliving -
Scientists have for the first time recorded individual brain cells in the act of summoning a spontaneous memory, revealing not only where a remembered experience is registered but also, in part, how the brain is able to recreate it.

The recordings, taken from the brains of epilepsy patients being prepared for surgery, demonstrate that these spontaneous memories reside in some of the same neurons that fired most furiously when the recalled event had been experienced. Researchers had long theorized as much but until now had only indirect evidence.

Experts said the study had all but closed the case: For the brain, remembering is a lot like doing (at least in the short term, as the research says nothing about more distant memories).
science  brain  memory 
september 2008 by andrewducker

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