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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Memory links

The following stories from The New York Times, which I forgot to post yesterday, are related to "New research on memory forgettable."

* Brain Researchers Open Door to Editing Memory
By BENEDICT CAREY
Published: April 6, 2009
An influx of money and talent into neuroscience has led to an experimental drug that could block certain memories.

* Memory Training Shown to Turn Up Brainpower
Published: April 29, 2008
A new study has found that it may be possible to train people to be more intelligent, increasing the brainpower they had at birth.

* Got Poetry?
Published: April 5, 2009
Memorizing poetry in this day and age may seem eccentric, not to say masochistic. I recommend it anyway.


* In One Ear and Out the Other
By NATALIE ANGIER
Published: March 17, 2009
Why the best jokes are the most difficult to remember.

* Another Potential Benefit of Cutting Calories: Better Memory
By PAM BELLUCK
Published: January 27, 2009
A new study appears to be the first to link calorie-restricted diets with improved memory in people.

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