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  • Memories of 1977 - Where Were You?

    07/12/2017 5:09:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 140 replies
    Youtube ^ | Johnnyboy792
    A time Machine Flashback To 1977. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLakMvb1US0
  • JUST A COMMON SOLDIER (A Soldier Died Today)

    Just A Common Soldier, also known as A Soldier Died Today, is one of the most popular poems on the Internet. Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt, it now appears in numerous anthologies, on thousands of websites and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York. ... Please enjoy this tribute to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who have given so much for our country. http://vaincourt.homestead.com/common_soldier.html
  • Why is the brain prone to florid forms of confabulation?

    04/18/2017 7:08:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    aeon.co ^ | Jules Montague
    She had visited Madonna’s mansion the week before, Maggie told me during my ward round. Helped her choose outfits for the tour. The only problem was that Maggie was a seamstress in Dublin. She had never met Madonna; she had never provided her with sartorial advice on cone brassieres. Instead, an MRI scan conducted a few days earlier – when Maggie arrived at the ER febrile and agitated – revealed encephalitis, a swelling of the brain. Now she was confabulating, conveying false memories induced by injury to her brain. Not once did Maggie doubt that she was a seamstress to...
  • REAGAN CAMPAIGN MAKES LAST-MINUTE STOP IN MONDALE'S TURF

    02/04/2017 8:24:24 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5 November 1984 | Francis X. Clines
    ROCHESTER, Minn., Nov. 4— With the glee of brigands, the Reagan campaign touched down in its rival's home state this morning so President Reagan might personally seek to sway some final, resistant votes from Walter F. Mondale. A day after they disowned any intent to ''rub in'' their lead in the polls by visiting the Democratic nominee's home turf, Reagan strategists did precisely that. Without the usual advance preparation, they hurried the President into a rural airport as recorded music played and travelers gawked at Air Force One. Some thought Mr. Reagan was using the sudden foray to embarrass Mr....
  • Study: Half of people "remember" events that never happened

    12/10/2016 7:28:42 PM PST · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    CBS ^ | December 9, 2016
    Ever find yourself caught up in a vivid memory of an event that, you later realize with confusion, didn’t really happen the way you thought? According to new research by psychologists at the University of Warwick in the U.K., you are far from alone.  The study demonstrated that about half of individuals will come to believe a fictional event occurred if they are told about that event and then repeatedly imagine it happening.  More than 400 people participated in the study, led by professor Kimberley Wade
  • Magnetic brain stimulation can bring back stowed memories: study [help for Hillary!]

    12/01/2016 2:19:03 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | Dec 01, 2016 | Provided by: University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Results by Rose et al. overturn a theory that in order for short-term memories to exist, neurons that represent that memory must be constantly active. Instead, the neural activity supporting that memory need only arise when the person trying to recall it consciously focuses his or her attention on the memory. Credit: N.S. Rose et al. =========================================================================================================================== It's clear that your working memory—which holds attention on small things of short-term importance—works, or you wouldn't be able to remember a new phone number long enough to dial it. Describing how it works, however—how the brain determines what to keep in mind,...
  • Your Dog Remembers What You Did

    11/23/2016 11:48:09 AM PST · by blam · 77 replies
    EurekaAlert ^ | 11-23-2016 | Claudia Fugazza, Ákos Pogány, and Ádám Miklós
    Claudia Fugazza, Ákos Pogány, and Ádám MiklósNovember 23, 2016 People have a remarkable ability to remember and recall events from the past, even when those events didn't hold any particular importance at the time they occurred. Now, researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on November 23 have evidence that dogs have that kind of "episodic memory" too. The study found that dogs can recall a person's complex actions even when they don't expect to have their memory tested. "The results of our study can be considered as a further step to break down artificially erected barriers between non-human animals...
  • Why MacBook Pros don't need 32GB of RAM

    11/10/2016 2:07:44 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    ZDNet ^ | November 10, 2016—05:15 PST | By Robin Harris
    Should creative pros worry about the 16GB limit on the new MacBook Pro? No, because you don't need it. Here's why. As Adrian Kingsley-Hughes pointed out in his article Do you need 32GB of RAM? the answer is probably no. But why? Isn't more RAM always better? Random access memory (RAM) is a computer's scratch pad where work in process is stored. RAM is power hungry, hot, and -- less relevant at MBP prices -- expensive. When RAM fills up, the operating system starts paging least recently used blocks of data out of RAM into storage to free up capacity....
  • Hillary Said ‘Could Not Recall’ ‘Did Not Recall,’ ‘Did Not Remember,’ 'Had No Recollection' 41 Times

    09/03/2016 9:24:40 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 2, 2016 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    CNSNews.com) - In a July 2 interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation about her email practices, use of a personal email server, and specific emails she sent and received as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton told her questioners, as the FBI summarized it, that she “could not recall,” “did not recall,” “did not remember” or "had no recollection” 41 times. “Clinton did not recall receiving any emails she thought should not be on an unclassified system,” Clinton told the FBI, according to page 4 of the summary that was released today. “She relied on State officials to use their...
  • “I Don’t Recall”

    09/03/2016 11:12:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    Any criminal defense lawyer worth their salt will offer their clients a list of options when it comes to interviews with federal investigators. They normally will tell their clients to avoid testifying, but if they do testify then to tell the truth. They can also “plead the fifth” and assert their right of protection against self-incrimination. Or in the case of Hillary Clinton they can simply claim “I can’t recall.” A person can’t be proven later on by investigators to have lied if they insert a convenient lapse of memory at the appropriate time during an interview. A tactic that...
  • Cognitive offloading: How the Internet is increasingly taking over human memory

    08/16/2016 4:05:14 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 37 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8/16/2016 | Taylor & Francis
    Our increasing reliance on the Internet and the ease of access to the vast resource available online is affecting our thought processes for problem solving, recall and learning. In a new article published in the journal Memory, researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz and University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign have found that 'cognitive offloading', or the tendency to rely on things like the Internet as an aide-mémoire, increases after each use. We might think that memory is something that happens in the head but increasingly it is becoming something that happens with the help of agents outside the...
  • Exercise triggers brain cell growth and improves memory, scientists prove

    06/24/2016 11:23:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Sarah Knapton
    Exercising may help boost memory because it triggers a protein which boosts brain cell growth, scientists believe. For several years, researchers have noticed that aerobic exercise, of the kind which gets the heart pumping, also appears to improve memory and learning. But nobody knew how. Now researchers at the National Institute on Ageing in the US have discovered that when muscles exercise they produce a protein called cathepsin B which travels to the brain and triggers neuron growth. The team has also shown that the levels of the protein soars when humans exercise. "Overall, the message is that a consistently...
  • Problems Finding Your Way Around May Be Early Sign Of Alzheimer's

    04/24/2016 8:19:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 85 replies
    techtimes.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Katherine Derla
    Scientists from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Glasgow University injected mice with a protein called IL-33 on a daily basis, which resulted in a full reversal in cognitive decline and the symptoms of Alzheimer’s in a matter of days. Though the tests have so far been limited to rodents, the team believes it possible that the same technique could be used to treat human patients. The mice had been bred to exhibit the same kinds of symptoms as those of Alzheimer’s, though within a week were brought back to their prior cognitive capacities with the protein injections....
  • Why does walking through doorways make us forget?

    03/12/2016 7:51:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/06/2016 | Tom Stafford
    These features of our minds are perhaps best illustrated by a story about a woman who meets three builders on their lunch break. “What are you doing today?” she asks the first. “I’m putting brick after sodding brick on top of another,” sighs the first. “What are you doing today?” she asks the second. “I’m building a wall,” is the simple reply. But the third builder swells with pride when asked, and replies: “I’m building a cathedral!” Maybe you heard that story as encouragement to think of the big picture, but to the psychologist in you the important moral is...
  • Nearer My God To Thee

    01/26/2016 9:15:55 AM PST · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 1/26/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This video in memory of loved ones and has the hymn, Nearer My God to Thee, by: Sarah Flower Adams (1805-1848). I play instrumental and sing parts of this old and wonderful song. The pictures, are family, friends, many have passed . In the old picture at the beginning of my family, Mother, Father, brothers and sisters of 7 children. I am, left to right, second one over in front with a lolly-pop. Picture of Jesus is by; Greg Olson.
  • Grad student discovers unique valleytronics properties of tungsten disulfide monolayer film

    12/03/2015 2:11:31 PM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    phys.org ^ | December 3, 2015 | Denis Paiste & Provided by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Researchers at the Gedik Lab at MIT use strong ultrafast laser pulses to stimulate changes in material, followed by a weaker probe laser pulse after some time delay to monitor the changes with femtosecond time resolution. Tungsten (W) atoms are black, and sulfur (S) atoms are yellow. Credit: Edbert Jarvis Sie =================================================================================================================================== Monolayer films of tungsten disulfide, just three atoms thick, have unique electronic valleys which can be manipulated with laser light. This finding, by MIT physics graduate student Edbert Jarvis Sie, Associate Professor Nuh Gedik, and colleagues, was significant enough to warrant placement on the cover of Nature Materials...
  • Researchers erase memories in mice with a beam of light

    09/12/2015 11:45:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | September 11, 2015 by | Bob Yirka
    A team of researchers with member affiliations to several institutions in the U.S. and Japan has developed a new device that allowed them to alter the spines on a neural dendrite in a mouse brain that was first modified naturally by an event that caused a memory to form. As they explain in their paper published in the journal Nature, altering the spine caused a learned memory to be forgotten. Ju Lu and Yi Zuo both with the University of California, offer a News & Views piece on the work done by the team and offer suggestions on where such...
  • These Hillary Clinton Emails Raise Troubling Questions

    09/02/2015 8:48:20 AM PDT · by BAW · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Sep 1, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Emails released by the State Department on Monday raise troubling questions about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her ability to lead the country and make it great again. Clinton, who will celebrate her 68th birthday next month, has been known to make embarrassing memory-related gaffes, and had trouble remembering the things she said and did as secretary of state, the emails show. In an email dated November 13, 2010, Hillary asked a State Department aide whether she gave an interview to a certain Lebanese newspaper, apparently after reading about it in her daily press briefing. In fact, the...
  • Intel, Micron unveil memory chip 1,000 times faster than Flash

    07/28/2015 2:40:21 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 07/28/2015 | Mike Rogoway
    Chipmakers Intel and Micron said Tuesday they've created a hyperfast memory chip, up to 1,000 times faster than standard NAND Flash memory. Intel and Micron say they've been working more than a decade on their new, "3D XPoint" chip, which is based on a new, three-dimensional structure and a different set of materials than standard memory chips. The new chip doesn't use transistors, which are the standard on/off switches in microprocessors and nearly every other category of computer chip.
  • Sweet Tooth Causes Some Major Side Effects On your Brains! (Memory loss)

    06/26/2015 1:22:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Sweet Tooth Causes Some Major Side Effects On your Brains! June 24, 2015 If you love your fried, fatty foods smothered in chocolate and generously dusted with icing sugar? Then, you might just have to say goodbye to mental acuity.A new research conducted in Oregon State University has revealed that a high-sugar, high-fat diet can drastically modify your gut bacteria which in turn may lead to significant losses in ‘cognitive flexibility’ – a measurement of the brain’s ability to switch between thinking about one concept to another, and to adapt to changes in the environment.The study, which was conducted on...