Topic: Memory

Scientists Discover How We Play Memories in Fast Forward

Jan. 14, 2016
Compressed Thoughts

New research shows how we use a special brain wave frequency when we think about past or future events to play them in fast forward. The breakthrough has implications for Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders.

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Six Tips for Staying Sharp

Aug. 11, 2015
illustration of six ways to stay sharp

This time of year, students are cramming information into the dark corners of their brains just long enough to survive final exams. Later in life, we may come up against similar challenges with learning and memory. Here are six research-based tips for staying mentally sharp.

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New Study Decodes Brain's Process for Decision Making

Nov. 7, 2013

When faced with a choice, the brain retrieves specific traces of memories, rather than a generalized overview of past experiences, from its mental Rolodex, according to new brain-imaging research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Scratchpad Memory

Sept. 4, 2012
Scratchpad Memory

The brain has a function for short term memory, and professors at UT's Center for Learning and Memory are uncovering its structure.

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Meet Andrea Gore, David Crews, Art Markman

April 9, 2012
Meet Andrea Gore, David Crews, Art Markman

On April 11 at two live tapings of the Game Changers series, our speakers discuss life in a contaminated world and three keys to smart thinking.

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