DailyDirt: Figuring Out Forgetfulness

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Few people wouldn't want the ability to remember facts with ease. The skill of memorizing vast amounts of information could be useful for so many tasks, but unfortunately, while there are a variety of techniques to help with impressive memory tricks, there's no magic bullet for general learning. Here are just a few interesting studies on memory that could be worth remembering later. If you have some more free time, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.
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Filed Under: astroglia cells, brain, fmri, memory, memory foraging, neurons, sleep, thc


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    Anonymous Coward, 17 Dec 2012 @ 5:11pm

    precise lobotomies, yay!

    Erasing memories might be an easy thing to do technologically someday, but imagine all the mis-uses for criminal activity... no need to plead the 5th if you can't remember anything, but the brain scars might be incriminating.

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    Pixelation, 17 Dec 2012 @ 9:06pm

    "...but the mechanism hasn't been studied extensively until recently. "

    Oh how wrong you are. I studied it very extensively years ago. I just can't remember what the results were.

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    kitsune361, 17 Dec 2012 @ 10:35pm

    Well, that explains...

    ... how I managed to ace high school chemistry despite sleeping though most of class.

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    Rekrul, 18 Dec 2012 @ 6:18am

    Marijuana is well-known to have side effects that impair memory functions...

    Are they doing a drug study for this? I wonder how they'll convince people to volunteer...

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