How A Stressful Job Could Keep Your Mind Sharp After Retirement

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stressed at work? That might just be a good thing. According to a new study a demanding job that causes you stress today could benefit you in the futu...

Digital Memory Loss

Liza Bel | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Liza Bel

I never realised how much digital memorabilia one acquires during a long-lasting relationship until the moment I had to face it all and decide what to do with it: long threads of texts and WhatsApp messages, Facebook exchanges, Twitter comments, long emails, not to mention endless photos and selfies on Instagram or in the Camera Roll...

Men Genuinely Have Crappier Memories Than Women

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For all those forgotten anniversaries, the times he forgot the milk from the shop and the names of your friends he can't seem to remember, there's fin...

Caffeine Really Can Boost Your Memory

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Students take heed... A double espresso shot after swotting for an exam might help to jog those elusive memories, new research suggests. Scienti...

Memory: The Seamstress

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Freud and Woolf are influential beyond their lifetimes due to the lasting impact of their groundbreaking-thoughts, part of which is based on their observation of the role of memory in individual's everyday living. From the discussions above, it can be concluded that memory is a seamstress who has the freedom to link inter-related aspects of theories together. Therefore, the role of memory is very important in both Freud and Woolf's thinking.

Quantum Memory World Record Broken In Hunt For The Truly Next-Gen

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The Quantum World Record has been broken! Wait, what? The BBC reports that a fragile quantum memory state has been maintained for a world recor...

Technology Is No Substitute for Traditional Child's Play

Dr Miriam Stoppard | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Tech
Dr Miriam Stoppard

As technology is synonymous with progress, we find it creeping into all aspects of parenting and interaction with children, even playtime. We've all seen young children playing with iPads, smart phones and tablets whilst their parents do other things...

Have The Benefits Of Omega-3 Been Overstated?

PA | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may not protect against cognitive decline among older people as previously hoped, new research has suggested....

A Cure For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? New Treatment Could Erase Haunting Memories

PA | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Neurologists believe they have come a step closer to being able to erase unshakable haunting memories. In research sounding like the plot of a sci-...

Poorna Bell

Dementia: How To Spot The Symptoms | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Dementia affects about 800,000 people in the UK according to the NHS, and typically affects people as they get older, especially over the age of 65. ...

Memory, Monuments and Faith

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

When I mention that I study memory in theology, the most common response is for my interlocutors to ask about the things they routinely forget - from quotidian activities to birthdays. And at this point, I have to clarify a bit...

Alzheimer's Disease Risk Linked To Copper-Rich Diet

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Copper could be a major environmental culprit in the progression of Alzheimer's disease, research suggests. Scientists found strong evidence that c...

Does the Brain Change Our Travel Memories?

Lizzie Davey | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Davey

It's difficult to remember a travel experience as a whole. Instead, I tend to remember snippets that whir in and out of focus. Kind of like a dream - you know, where if you think about it directly it disappears but if you lurk at the edges you can sort of get the gist?

Beware the Thing in Your Pocket

Nick Abbot | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech
Nick Abbot

Mental arithmetic has gone the way of the typewriter - no one uses it any more. The reason is simple: electronic calculators. The person who works behind the counter has no need of mental arithmetic because the till does it for them. They don't need to add up and so they can't do it any more.

Dementia Patients Mental Health Checks Being 'Missed', Study Shows

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Many dementia patients are not receiving "key" health assessments when they are in hospital, a new report has found. Tests to see whether patients ...

New Memory Stick Could Outlast Human Race

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have demonstrated the ability to make a memory stick that can write and retrieve data in a quadrillionth of a second, withstand 1000C heat ...

Dementia Sufferers Could Be Helped By Personalised Fragrances

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Smells have the power to evoke hundreds of memories. Whether the perfume of an ex-lover or a dish your mother cooked you as a child, the stronger the ...

New Development Gives Hope To Alzheimer's Patients

PA | PA | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

An experimental drug has been shown to halt memory loss in mice with a rodent version of Alzheimer's disease. The molecule, called MW108, curbed th...

Weight Loss 'Can Improve Memory' If You're A Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Apart from health reasons, another motivation to lose weight is that for older women, it can improve your memory. A new study has found that losing we...

Brain Implant 'Could Generate Memories'

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Tech

A team of scientists at the University of Southern California believe they are two years away from creating a brain implant capable of generating memo...

Rosemary Smell 'May Improve Memory'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The smell of rosemary could boost your memory, researchers said. Aroma of essential oil from the herb could improve memory in healthy adults, accor...

Cold Sores Bad For Your Memory

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Cold sores may increase the risk of impaired memory and thinking skills, research suggests. The herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores was one...

Surgical Menopause 'Affects Memory'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Removal of a woman's ovaries leads to an increased risk of mental decline in older age, a study has found. The procedure, which triggers a "surgica...

Brain Vacations: Stress, Boredom and Travel

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ian Robertson

Curiosity exposes you to novelty, and curious people live longer and healthier lives, research shows. And one way of stimulating curiosity is to vacation with a purpose.

Watching Online Porn Turns Your Brain Into A Sieve

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

Watching online porn can interfere with your short-term memory, researchers have found. The German study saw a test group of 28 heterosexual men, ...