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How Memory Works and How to Improve It

Age changes the brain’s memory functioning, and even its structure, in ways that may adversely affect how older adults learn, store, and recall information. However, the good news is that it may be possible to delay or prevent these changes by adopting strategies and behaviors that promote youthful levels of

How the Brain Remembers

New research suggests that as we form a memory, our brain labels it with a geotag—information about where the memory was formed—and that this information is called to mind again when we retrieve the memory. The process may explain why recalling an event may lead to recollections of other events

6 Strategies for a Better Memory—and the Science Behind Them

Although some individuals manage to maintain razor-sharp memories late into old age, most of us find ourselves struggling on occasion with everyday tasks, such as remembering familiar words or memorizing telephone numbers. Fortunately, researchers have identified ways to make these age-associated memory lapses less common.

“A number of recent studies suggest

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