• Researchers change emotions associated with memories

    Our strongest memories call up equally strong emotions: Remembering certain experiences make us feel good; others, not so much. Researchers at MIT may have figured out how that process works — and may have found a way to change that around.

  • Sleep and the power of suggestion

    A new study suggests a placebo can have a positive effect on our sleep and even make us feel more rested and alert than we really are.

  • A new excuse to drink coffee

    There may be a new excuse for you to fuel your addiction throughout the day. Drinking coffee or tea may improve your long-term memory, if you consume it after the event you want to remember.

  • Study shows men worse at remembering names, dates

    Men may have a legitimate excuse for forgetting birthdays, anniversaries and other details: A study involving more than 48,000 people in Norway reveals men have more trouble than women remembering names and dates.

  • Taking photos makes memory worse, study finds

    Taking pictures is often thought of as a way to remember an event, but a new study shows people have a worse memory of objects when they snap photographs of them.

  • Forget the gum, if you’re trying to remember things

    A new British study finds people who chewed
    flavorless gum had a harder time memorizing a list
    of letters and numbers than those who didn\’t chew.