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Women have far less accurate memories than men - at least when it comes to nasty events
February 02, 2012 - By Rob Waugh, The Daily Mail

A study by the University of Montreal, has found that women have clearer memories of pleasant events, whereas men have clearer memories of unpleasant events.

The study used various images, which were shown to volunteers of both women and men. An electroencephalograph (EEG) monitor was used to monitor brain activity when the participants were asked to recall, which images they had seen before.

Images which conjured negative emotions appeared to disrupt women's memories more than any other. It is unsure why this happens more in women than in men.
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Men at greater risk of mild memory loss that can lead to Alzheimer's than women
January 26, 2012 - By Jenny Hope, The Daily Mail

Alzeheimer's and other forms of dementia may be developed if a person has a condition called mild congnitive impairment (MCI). This is cognitive or memory problems, which are worse than those typically associated with aging.

A US study looked at 1,450 people who did not have dementia and were aged between 70 - 89.

The number of new cases of men who developed dementia was higher than that in women, which is "surprising as women generally have higher rates of dementia than men".
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Why you can't remember anything and how to fix it
January 16, 2012 - By Caroline Jones, Daily Mirror

It is claimed by a new study that instead of brain power decreasing and leading to memory loss when we are in our 60s, it may start decreasing as early as our 40s.

Memory loss doesn't always lead to dementia and it can be caused by "high blood pressure, obesity, lack of exercise, certain medications, stress or poor diet".

Due to most of these factors being affected by a person's lifestyle, there is alot which can be done to prevent memory loss such as changing our eating habits or taking up some mild exercise.
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How to maximise your memory
January 14, 2012 - By Jon Simons, The Guardian

It has been found that one of the best ways to remember something is to use unusual images to associate with what you need to remember.

There are various strategies which are useful to commit something to memory.

These include rehearsal, whereby you repeat information many times, or through mnemonics, whereby you link information with something which you are already familiar with.
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The science behind memory glitches
January 14, 2012 - By Christian Jarrett, The Guardian

We experience various memory anomalies throughout our lives, such as deja vu and tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon. This article looks at the reasons why they occur.

For example, deja vu means "already seen" and is usually experienced due to a feeling of "familiarity". When we have a sense of deja vu we experience features that trigger some form of familiarity within ourselves, even if the scene is not what we entirely remember.

The tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon revolves around trying to retrieve information from our memory banks. It has been found that the longer we try to "search" for this information the more the information will 'evade' us, the next time we try to retrieve it
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BBC Science: Face Memory Test

Try this face memory test by the BBC to see how good your memory is.
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By Wikipedia

Wikipedia entry, giving an explanation as to what memory is.
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Memory Improvement
By Wikipedia

Wikipedia entry, giving an explanation as to what memory improvement means.
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