Why Some People Remember Their Dreams Better Than Others

Why Some People Remember Their Dreams Better Than Others

Each morning we wake up knowing our brains have been busy during the night. Some people might recall a brief impression of a dream but won’t be able to recall specifics. Others won’t believe they have dreamed at all. Still others can recall their dreams in great detail. Why the differences? A special edition of […]

Your Short-term Memory Isn’t Gone; It’s Just ‘Sleeping’

Your Short-term Memory Isn’t Gone; It’s Just ‘Sleeping’

How many times have you walked into a room and forgotten why you are there? Sometimes you remember after a brief pause and sometimes not at all. Short-term memory loss strikes again. But scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently found that memories once considered lost aren’t gone at all—they’re simply “sleeping.” Researchers conducted experiments […]

A Secret Weapon to Improve Memory—Sleep

A Secret Weapon to Improve Memory—Sleep

If you’re working hard to memorize information for a presentation or if you have kids who soon will be studying for exams, here’s a tip to boost learning—sleep between study sessions. Researchers at the University of Lyon in Lyon, France, found that it is easier for people to recall what they studied and relearn what […]