Items waiting in the Pocket queue: 0

Enter one or more words
Enter one or more words
Enter one or more words
Recently I transferred a stash of photos from my iPad to my computer. As the hundred-some photos flashed by on the screen, I found myself reliving the full panoply of emotions from memories long forgotten.
 memory photograph
Scientists in the US have mapped out how the brain organises language. Their "semantic atlas" shows how, for example, one region of the brain activates in response to words about clothing and appearance...
 brain memory word
Recently a number of studies have shown that under certain circumstances, very large changes can be made in a picture without observers noticing them.
 change consciousness change blindness vision short-term memory attention blindness
Why can't we stick to our goals? Blame the sloppy engineering of evolution. ... We're the only species smart enough to plan systematically for the future -- yet we remain dumb enough to ditch even our most carefully made plans in favor of short-term gratification. ... Trying to remember what to do next can be a little like trying to remember what you had for breakfast yesterday: There are too many breakfasts and too many...


 planning goals future memory evolution short-term long-term brain psychology
Scientists believe a common heart medicine may be able to banish fearful memories from the mind.


 memory brain psychology mind medicine pill erase
Engaging in a hobby like reading a book, making a patchwork quilt or even playing computer games can delay the onset of dementia, a US study suggests. Watching TV however does not count - and indeed spending significant periods of time in front of the box may speed up memory loss.


 memory dementia knitting
It takes less than 30 seconds for the reigning World Memory Champion to recall the sequence of a pack of playing cards. In an hour, he can memorise 26 more packs.


 human memory psychology database brain memory system
Details of an entirely new kind of electronic device, which could make chips smaller and far more efficient, have been outlined by scientists.


 electronic chip memory transistor speed computer 3D CPU processor memristor
A detailed simulation of a small region of a brain built molecule by molecule has been constructed and has recreated experimental results from real brains. The "Blue Brain" has been put in a virtual body, and observing it gives the first indications of the molecular and neural basis of thought and memory. Scaling the simulation to the human brain is only a matter of money, says the project's head...


 simulation brain neuroscience thought memory virtual
Do people know more words than they actually use? And is having a large vocabulary something you learn or have a natural ability for?


 language vocabulary memory dictionary
... have false memories implanted in our minds? ... I've even gone so far as planting entirely false memories into the minds of ordinary people - memories such as being lost in a shopping mall, cutting your hand on broken glass or even witnessing demonic possession as a child, all planted through the power of suggestion...


Software allows users to create personally tailored songs to enhance thier memory.
 psychology memory
The world's largest catalogue of Beatles-related recollections will be unveiled in Liverpool this week. The 3,000 memories, from 69 nations, could help scientists better understand how music can help humans tap into the long forgotten events of their lives...


 memory The Beatles related psychology
Imagine if you could see time laid out in front of you, or surrounding your body. And you could physically point to specific dates in space.


 time brain psychology space language memory synaesthesia colour