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Not all memories fade with age

It may happen more than you care to admit. You draw on a memory from the not-so-distant past, and the bucket comes back empty. Your 10-year-old child, however, can recall the moment in a flash. "It was last ...

Aug 22, 2013
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The road to language learning is iconic

Languages are highly complex systems and yet most children seem to acquire language easily, even in the absence of formal instruction. New research on young children's use of British Sign Language (BSL) sheds light on one ...

Nov 13, 2012
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Researchers explore secret origin of deja vu

(Medical Xpress) -- Most people have been in a situation that suddenly feels strangely familiar, while also realizing that they have never been in that specific place before. These experiences are called ‘déjà ...

Aug 12, 2012
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Distinct brain cells recognize novel sights

No matter what novel objects we come to behold, our brains effortlessly take us from an initial "What's that?" to "Oh, that old thing" after a few casual encounters. In research that helps shed light on the ...

Apr 11, 2012
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I recognize you! But how did I do it?

Are you someone who easily recognises everyone you've ever met? Or maybe you struggle, even with familiar faces? It is already known that we are better at recognising faces from our own race but researchers have only recently ...

Jan 13, 2012
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