Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin discovered through neuroimaging. These findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggest that in order to forget an unwanted experience, more attention should be focused on it. This surprising result extends prior research […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Happy Childhood Memories Associated With Better Health WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 — Those with fond memories of childhood and strong relationships with their parents have better health throughout adulthood, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in Health Psychology. William J. Chopik, Ph.D., from Michigan State University in East Lansing, and […]Continue Reading ...
People who suffer trauma will, with few exceptions, never forget what happened to them, but a Kent State University researcher may be able to offer them the hope of living without constant fear and anxiety. John D. Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, received a three-year, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Vlasov Yevhenii/Shutterstock We all want other people to “get us” and appreciate us for who we really are. In striving to achieve such relationships, we typically assume that there is a “real me”. But how do we actually know who we are? It may seem simple – we are a product of our life […]Continue Reading ...
Heavily traumatized people such as refugees fleeing war, torture and natural catastrophes may not necessarily develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study reveals. Researchers worked with a group of refugees – half suffering from PTSD, the others not – and asked them to suppress neutral memories. Results showed that participants who struggled to control […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 Older adults often complain about forgetting, but Penn State psychologists suggest that another problem may be misremembering. In a study, the researchers found that as people age, they may be more likely to rely on a type of memory — called schematic memory — that helps them remember the gist of an […]Continue Reading ...
Erasing memories that link environmental cues to drug use could represent a potential new treatment for drug addiction, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. Fer Gregory | Shutterstock Exposure therapy, which aims to break associations between cues and memories, is a well-established approach to treating conditions such as PTSD and phobias. However, it […]Continue Reading ...
Our ability to selectively forget distracting memories is shared with other mammals, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The discovery that rats and humans share a common active forgetting ability – and in similar brain regions – suggests that the capacity to forget plays a vital role in adapting mammalian species to their […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 24 2018 Humans have the ability to creatively combine their memories to solve problems and draw new insights, a process that depends on memories for specific events known as episodic memory. But although episodic memory has been extensively studied in the past, current theories do not easily explain how people can use their episodic […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Heavily traumatized people such as refugees fleeing war, torture and natural catastrophes may not necessarily develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study reveals. Researchers worked with a group of refugees – half suffering from PTSD, the others not – and asked them to suppress neutral memories. Results showed that participants […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson BScJune 14, 2018 Researchers from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have for the first time located the cells that help reprogram long-lasting memories of trauma towards safety. The study shows at the cellular level how therapy can treat such long-term memories of trauma. Researchers have long been debating whether reduced fear […]Continue Reading ...
A snail enjoys a taste of Brighton rock as part of tests into its ability to perform single trial learning. Credit: University of Sussex University of Sussex scientists have made a telling breakthrough in detailing the formation of ‘flashbulb memories’, which can help a snail find a sugary treat but also mean a war survivor […]Continue Reading ...
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