Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Blood test is 94% accurate at identifying early Alzheimer's disease

Up to two decades before people develop the characteristic memory loss and confusion of Alzheimer's disease, damaging clumps of protein start to build up in their brains. Now, a blood test to detect such early brain changes ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Bad mood, better recall, researchers find

People grumbling their way through the grimness of winter have better recall than those enjoying a carefree, sunny day, Australian researchers have found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sydney study finds false memories are common

Memories can't be trusted and become contaminated when people discuss their memories of an event with others, according to a University of Sydney study.

Neuroscience

Social pressure falsifies memory: study

How easy is it to falsify memory? New research at the Weizmann Institute shows that a bit of social pressure may be all that is needed. The study, which appears Friday in Science, reveals a unique pattern of brain activity ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

False confessions may lead to more errors in evidence, a study shows

A man with a low IQ confesses to a gruesome crime. Confession in hand, the police send his blood to a lab to confirm that his blood type matches the semen found at the scene. It does not. The forensic examiner testifies later ...

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