According to Dr. Terry Sejnowski, a pioneer in computational neuroscience at the Salk Institute, your brain can hold petabytes
Now, neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Tonegawa Lab have taken another major step forward in
For example, he would remember people he knew, like his parents and friends from the past, but he wouldn't be able to recall
"It is well known that in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease there is significant destruction of synapses in the brain
As established in previous research, the musicians scored higher than a control group of non-musicians on the working memory
Studies like this one raise the ethical issue of whether it's a good idea to use such technologies on healthy people to change
To test the hypothesis, Frankland and his team first compared the stability of memories in adult mice versus 17-day-old mice
There are a great many ways to work at maintaining and even improving your memory functions as you get older, and there's no question that both mental and physical stimulation keep your brain sharp. But the simple truth is that our memories may not be fading as quickly as we think.
How do our brains get rid of information we think is "useless" -- and why does that label seem to apply to more information the older we get? A new study offers some tantalizing clues.