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Memory



Memory allows us to preserve and later recover information in our minds. This complex system wraps up factual information with physical sensations, emotions, and interpretations that build an understanding of the world and ourselves, which is why deteriorating memory functionality can be so terrifying. Many things can affect our memory—experience, illness, age, stories, feelings, and sensation triggers—and we can help keep our memory functioning well through exercises and lifestyle choices that promote overall brain health.

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Peter Doolittle: How Your “Working Memory” Makes Sense of the World

“Life comes at us very quickly, and what we need to do is take that amorphous flow of experience and somehow extract meaning from it.

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Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age

Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our mind sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr.

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Yoga May Be Good for the Brain

A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may strengthen thinking skills and help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a new study of older adults with early signs of memory problems.

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FindCenterLost love is still love. It takes a different form, that’s all. You can’t see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it.

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Short Term Memory Loss - What It Is, What Causes It, and How To Prevent It

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Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past—A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory

In Trauma and Memory, bestselling author Dr.

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The Power of Dreams and Memories | Jeff Gould | TEDxUSD

In his talk, Gould discusses the important role dreams and memories play in our lives.

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FindCenterEvery man’s memory is his private literature.

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The Better Brain Book: The Best Tool for Improving Memory and Sharpness and Preventing Aging of the Brain

Celebrated neurologist David Perlmutter reveals how everyday memory-loss—misplacing car keys, forgetting a name, losing concentration in meetings—is actually a warning sign of a distressed brain.

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How's Your Memory? Try This Memory Test with a Psychiatrist

What we do know about the brain is that it gets less sharp and productive with age. In this clip from our Alzheimers and dementia series, the doctor asks Kyle example questions from a mental screening test for dementia called "the mini cognitive assessment."

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