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The Self In Dementia Is Not Lost, And Can Be Reached With Care

Many people see memory as providing the foundation upon which a stable sense of self is constructed. Our autobiographical memory, in particular, seems crucial to weaving a life story that bridges past and present, and permits us to extrapolate how the future might unfold, all within a meaningful and coherent narrative. So what happens when […]

Specific Neurons Correlated With Spatial Memory Retrieval

An essential aspect of human memory is our ability to conjure specific moments from the vast array of experiences that have occurred in any given setting. For example, if asked to recommend a tourist itinerary for a city you have visited many times, your brain somehow enables you to selectively recall and distinguish specific memories […]

Brain Takes Just 100 To 300 Milliseconds To Recognize Familiar Music

The human brain can recognise a familiar song within 100 to 300 milliseconds, highlighting the deep hold favourite tunes have on our memory, new research from University College London reports. Anecdotally the ability to recall popular songs is exemplified in game shows such as ‘Name That Tune’, where contestants can often identify a piece of […]

An Alzheimer’s Study Used Electrostimulation To Evoke Vivid Memories – Here’s What It Could Mean

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most dreaded diagnoses, and the fear is particularly acute among older people. This complex brain disorder, which usually affects older individuals, can cause many cognitive disabilities, most notably memory impairment. About 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, millions of loved ones and caregivers are affected, […]