Memory







Australia’s ABC News 24 reports that fast food is trying to kill your brain: A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales has uncovered a link between junk food and…


Via OMNI Reboot, Roy Christopher ponders whether total media saturation has programmed our memories: In his 1999 book Culture Jam, Kalle Lasn describes a scene in which two people are embarking on…













Via ScienceDaily: A new study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, published online October 26 addresses the influence of age-related stereotypes on memory performance and memory errors…


Can we restore our “mental sketch pads” by renewing how our brain holds memory on the neurological level? The National Geographic reports: You can’t teach an old brain new tricks—but you can…


Columbia University Professor Betsy Sparrow says we just don’t bother remembering anything anymore. From Columbia News:

The rise of Internet search engines like Google has changed the way our brain remembers information, according to research by Columbia University psychologist Betsy Sparrow published July 14 in Science.

“Since the advent of search engines, we are reorganizing the way we remember things,” said Sparrow. “Our brains rely on the Internet for memory in much the same way they rely on the memory of a friend, family member or co-worker. We remember less through knowing information itself than by knowing where the information can be found.”…