memory

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Studies show the way we remember and process information is greatly affected when we are in isolation.

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Adolescents who had more and more blackouts each year had a much higher risk of developing severe alcohol problems.

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Aphantasia – being blind in the mind’s eye – may be linked to more cognitive functions than previously thought, new research from UNSW Sydney shows.

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Learned connections between stimuli and reward – like the positive emotions associated with popular brands – have a powerful influence over our future decisions. Scientists have started to discover why.

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The most popular stories of 2019 take us from identifying semi-identical twins in pregnancy to reversing the negative effects of menopause. 

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UNSW researchers have found links between junk food consumption and loss of spatial memory in a recent animal study.

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We pick healthy foods to look after our bodies, but research shows certain healthy choices can also benefit our brains.

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UNSW research should encourage schools and even nursing homes to consider adopting exercise routines to assist memory.

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UNSW researchers have investigated the impact of probiotics on gut health and cognitive function, and found they don't always live up to their promise and could even have negative impacts on memory.

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Why is it that we lose the information we have learnt? Is it still there but inaccessible, or is it gone forever, asks Amy Reichelt.

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