Tag Archives: memory

New evidence shows the calming power of reminiscing about happy times

You’ve just had a fight with your partner or a confrontation with a colleague. Now your heart’s racing, and you’re struggling to think straight. What should you do? Psychologists are not short on ideas for how to calm yourself down … Continue reading

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A clever demonstration of how we simulate the mental experiences of story characters

By Christian Jarrett Avid readers of novels know that they often take the perspective of the characters they read about. But just how far does this mental role-playing go? A new paper in the Journal of Memory and Language has … Continue reading

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How to remember for the future

Why, when packing for a holiday, does one thing end up left behind? For a simple task, it’s surprisingly easy to forget the suncream, spare socks or, if you’re unlucky, your passport. The way the brain works makes it much … Continue reading

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How physical exercise makes your brain work better

Read the article below to find out about the benefits of exercise in your brain. If adding exercise to your daily routine is proving difficult, hypnotherapy may be able to help boost your motivation. Mentally rehearsing your new, desired routine and … Continue reading

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Dreams and memory

What Is Dreaming and What Does It Tell Us about Memory? [Excerpt] Dreams may play a role in memory incorporation and influence our long-term moods, physiology and creativity Jul 18, 2014 |By Penelope A. Lewis “…One aim of neuroscience is … Continue reading

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Does Hypnosis Improve Memory?

“…Over the years many clients have come to me asking for hypnosis to find lost jewelry, valuable papers, or items that were simply misplaced. Most of the time I have been successful in helping these people retrieve their items. The … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Memory

Published on Mar 13, 2014, You Tube. Lecturing for the Royal Institution, Video found through the blog Tracing Knowledge. Eleanor Anne Maguire (born 1970)[1] FMedSci is an Irish neuroscientist at University College London.[9][10][11][12][13]  Fascinating  48min long lecture- as well as 10 min. of interesting questions and answers- about the brain, … Continue reading

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