News tagged with forgetfulness

70-year-olds smarter than they used to be

Today's 70-year-olds do far better in intelligence tests than their predecessors. It has also become more difficult to detect dementia in its early stages, though forgetfulness is still an early symptom, reveals new research ...

dateOct 22, 2010 in Neuroscience
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In learning, the brain forgets things on purpose

Scientists have known that newly acquired, short-term memories are often fleeting. But a new study in flies suggests that kind of forgetfulness doesn't just happen. Rather, an active process of erasing memories may in some ...

dateFeb 18, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Five tips for stress-free exams

(PhysOrg.com) -- It's exam time, and for many students that means long days, late nights and lots of coffee. It's easy to let the anxiety get to you, so what can you do to cope with exam tension?

dateDec 16, 2009 in Health
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