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Anesthesia without amnesia?

Usually, people "waking up" from anesthesia appear to be drunk/uninhibited and also have no memory of these events. I understand that this is usually because of drugs like Midazolam or Propofol which ...
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Good “study” foods? Which foods imporve cognitive abilities, memory, concentration & overall mental performance?

Just gearing up for a major academic exam -- was curious -- what foods are recommended as "study" foods? What foods should I eat while studying and for consuming on the day before/day-of the exam? By ...
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How to improve your short term memory?

When I check online for memory improvement, I mostly come across games. But I am a software developer, and my job is like solving puzzles all the time while debugging the codes for nearly 10 years. ...
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Does photographic (eidetic) memory exist or is it a medical myth?

I was always under the impression that photographic, aka eidetic memory (from the Greek word for "form"), was a genuine, realistic condition. It's referenced in pop-culture a lot. As a child in grade ...
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Visualization of a game that you just played [closed]

Do you see video of a game you just played before sleeping? It happens to me almost every time I play a XBOX / mobile / even a simple game for more than an hour or two. After I play a game, when I ...
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Forgetting things most frequently [closed]

I am a software developer aged 26. I am frequently forgetting almost all the things.. Most of the times, I am studying something. After sometime, I am forgetting it. [However I have seen it, before ...
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Does exercise increase memory?

So many people I have heard argue that exercise increases memory. I know exercise is healthy for your heart but does it really help long term or working memory?
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Is there a neurological or scientific explanation for déjà vu?

Is there a neurological or scientific explanation of déjà vu? Why do we experience it? Is it a suppressed-memory that we have forgotten about for whatever reason -- sort of like cryptomnesia? Or is ...
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Can one learn whilst sleeping? Can one solidify a memory & study for exams by listening to recordings while asleep?

I have ADD (not ADHD) and I am a PhD student so concentration is something that I consistently struggle with on a daily basis. Though I do take medications take medications for adult ADD, I am still ...
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Natural but scientific ways to improve memory and concentration

There's a lot of websites on internet that claim a number of games, exercises and diets to be actually helpful in this regard but they do not provide any authentic citation. Some of them are ...
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Why can't I remember things? [closed]

I tend to very quickly forget things when I am worried or excited. For example, when my boss calls me in his office and tells me something, I forget it so quickly - in a few seconds - or when a ...
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Postconcussion symptoms: how long? Are they reversible? Treatment options?

I had an accident 7 days ago and I have been suffering from short term memory loss for about a week now. I can't remember anything from the accident or the day before it. Also, I suffer from headaches ...
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How are skills stored in the human brain?

How are skills stored in the human brain? I understand the difference between STM and LTM (short/long term memory). However, remembering a fact is different than learning a skill. Example: Let's take ...
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What factors influence the memorization in a young adult?

I am a currently a 23 year-old pre-med student and I am worried because I tend to forget things easily. To give you some examples: in class, I miss out on a lot of the information and in my every day ...
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How to improve memorizing ability?

I'm a student, how can I improve my memory ? Also, I heard that Matcha tea is good for students, is that true?
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Lack of eating for improving memory

I certainly have no plans of doing this -nor would I ever-, but I was reading Unbroken, the book, and there was a part where, after not being able to eat for so long, the characters in the prison camp ...
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Is it a sign of Alzheimer or not? [closed]

my old is 23 years, i have good health, but for the last 5 years i began lost my memory, i feel that my memory doesn't work as before, i forget many things, i tried many tests on the internet which ...
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Which chemicals or drugs cause retrograde amnesia?

Which chemicals or drugs available only to doctors cause significant loss of current memories, specifically memories within the past few years and recently rather than your childhood memories?
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Have any herbal/natural supplements been proven to have benefits to cognitive functioning?

There are no shortage of online sources that tout the benefits of ginkgo, fish oil, ginseng, Piracetam, choline, etc etc. But when I check out their WIkipedia pages, it looks as if there is no real ...
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What effect does long-term caffeine use have on memory?

I've seen plenty of references to the same study of how caffeine benefits memory after one day of use (1) (2) (3), but what about long-term use? There are all sort of factors to long-term use such as ...