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Researchers change emotions associated with memories

Our strongest memories call up equally strong emotions: Remembering certain experiences make us feel good; others, not so much. Researchers at MIT may have figured out how that process works -- and may have found a way to change that around.

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 08:08am EDT

Tags: MIT, science, memories

Sleep and the power of suggestion

A new study suggests a placebo can have a positive effect on our sleep and even make us feel more rested and alert than we really are.

Sunday - 02/09/2014, 08:05pm EST

Tags: sleep, Randi Martin

A new excuse to drink coffee

There may be a new excuse for you to fuel your addiction throughout the day. Drinking coffee or tea may improve your long-term memory, if you consume it after the event you want to remember.

Monday - 01/27/2014, 06:58pm EST

Tags: coffee, coffee and memory, caffeine,

Study shows men worse at remembering names, dates

Men may have a legitimate excuse for forgetting birthdays, anniversaries and other details: A study involving more than 48,000 people in Norway reveals men have more trouble than women remembering names and dates.

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 04:20pm EST

Tags: memory loss, dementia

Taking photos makes memory worse, study finds

Taking pictures is often thought of as a way to remember an event, but a new study shows people have a worse memory of objects when they snap photographs of them.

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 04:00am EST

Tags: Linda Henkel, Fairfield University, Neal Augenstein,

Forget the gum, if you're trying to remember things

A new British study finds people who chewed flavorless gum had a harder time memorizing a list of letters and numbers than those who didn't chew.

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 10:13am EDT

Tags: multitasking, gum, Cardiff University