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I’ve been reflecting on issues of Personal Identity; last month I wrote a blog post on this. On Saturday evening I rented Memento (2000) and watched for the second and third times. This remarkable film features adventure, mystery, human drama, and fascinating movie technique.
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Ever had the experience of smelling something and then being automatically transported back in time? It’s as though your olfactory sense is the “on” switch to your memories.
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Neuroscientist Neil Burgess studies the neural mechanisms that map the space around us, and how they link to memory and imagination.
  • TED
Learn how alcohol and nicotine affect the brain, and why they are illegal for children and teens in this series of lesson plans.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
We’ve all experienced this: hearing a song triggers a memory.
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The point of the article was that golfers, unlike other athletes, appear to have remarkable memories for athletic experiences.
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More recently research to relieve PTSD using propranolol and other drugs to quell traumatic memories has edged fiction closer to fact, but the method has produced mixed results.
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Even a seemingly simple behavior can tax our memories.
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Memory is our most prized human treasure. It defines our sense of self, and our ability to navigate the world.
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Almost everyone knows someone affected by Alzheimer's disease. The Forgetting is a documentary that includes lesson plans to help teach about the disease.
  • PBS
Explore the stages of a good night's sleep and the research linking sleep to memory.
  • PBS
The giant sea slug Apylsia has a simple nervous system that makes them a useful model for neuroscience research. They also have rows of tiny sharp teeth, which cover a tongue-like structure.
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