The discovery of an inhibitory memory circuit could lead to novel treatments for conditions such as PTSD

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Benjamin Zand: The use of so-called smart drugs is growing in popularity. But do they work?

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In fall, DARPA announced a major success in its Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program. Researchers implanted targeted electrical arrays in the brains of a few dozen volunteers — specifically in brain areas involved in memory

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Who wouldn’t be tempted by a drug that might make it easier to keep up in a world that runs at overwhelming speed? Evidently, many people agree. The proportion of Americans using Adderall, and other “study drugs” like Ritalin and Vyvanse, is increasing rapidly

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US military research suggests that electrodes can compensate for damaged tissue

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In this installment of NPR’s series Inside Alzheimer’s, we hear from Greg O’Brien about his decision to forgo treatment for another life-threatening illness. A longtime journalist in Cape Cod, Mass., O’Brien was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009

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Aphantasia

August 26, 2015

A life without mental images. Close your eyes and imagine walking along a sandy beach and then gazing over the horizon as the Sun rises. How clear is the image that springs to mind?
Most people can readily conjure images inside their head – known as their mind’s eye

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