Anthocyanins, which provide the red, blue and purple pigments, may help protect against cognitive decline.
As well as being a favourite seasonal fruit, a bioactive compound found in cherries is showing promising effects for brain health.
Magda Szubanski in one of her most famous roles - Sharon Strzelecki - in Kath and Kim, with actors Gina Riley, Peter Rowsthorn, Glenn Robbins and Jane Turner.
Magda Szubanski’s engaging debut memoir, Reckoning, is an exercise in precisely that: reconciling the past. It is also a celebration of the life and career of one of our greatest comedians.
Brian Williams will be a breaking news reporter for MSNBC.
In the years after a traumatic news event, we're prone to confuse things we saw on TV with what we witnessed in person.
Computer memory goes up; ours comes down.
The modern world's effect on our ability to remember has got an ugly name. But digital amnesia is not a one-way street. Technology may be helping us to remember more than it has caused us to forget.
A young American celebrates the historic news of August 9, 1974.
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An individual may remember and forget what he or she likes, but once a version of past events is accepted and shared by a group, as a collective construction, it is on public record.
We’re more likely to recall memories and information we’ve used frequently rather than those obtained at a particular age.
People with dementia judge the passage of time differently, and can access remote memories from many decades ago while being unable to remember events of the past few hours.
The average age of survivors is now 80. In five years, very few of these first-hand witnesses will be around to remember the event. Many of their stories are in danger of being lost forever.
Could we all do what Nigel Richards did?
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Nigel Richards has won the French scrabble championships, even though he doesn't speak French.
New evidence shows going back to a problem after sleeping gives your brain a chance to process the information it needs to solve it.
The 7/7 memorial in London.
It can't compete with the US, but the UK became part of mega-memorial culture after the London bombings.
Inside Out does well when it comes to representing the interplay of memory and emotion, while fudging some of the basics.
This sign might actually be appealing to treasure hunters in the distant future.
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Our natural difficulties in thinking about the future, low probabilities and considering risk make many of our views about nuclear power problematic.
The answer is a resounding no – brains are more sophisticated than that.
The brain is truly a marvel. A seemingly endless library, whose shelves house our most precious memories as well as our lifetime's knowledge. But is there a point where it reaches capacity?
You can do a lot while you sleep.
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We strengthen memories while we sleep, and researchers have found a way to cue that process to help people better retain information that counters implicit biases.
Memory makes us human but also sometimes inhumane.
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Though Kazuo Ishiguro makes us wonder whether remembering is really better than forgetting, he also makes it clear that the answer is irrelevant. Remembering is our fate.
Now, don’t distract me while I’m doing this.
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Older adults are less able to ignore distractions as they try to remember things.
It’s hard for kids to remember a string of arbitrary numbers.
Lots of kids have trouble remembering their times tables. Learning them by rote can mean a child knows the numbers but not what they mean.
‘My huff is without bottom’
New research suggests that there is a link between the grudges we bear and our memories of the events in question
Flashbulb memories aren’t set in stone.
Do you remember where you were when you heard about the 9/11 attacks? Or about the bombing at the Boston Marathon? Those are flashbulb memories – vivid, detailed and imperfect.
NBC news anchor Brian Williams and his memory “conflation” have become the media story.
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Many of us have asked ourselves in the past few days: can you really falsely remember something as significant as being in a helicopter that was shot down? And many of us probably think “No way,” and quickly…