Tag Archive for memory

Don’t trust what you KNOW you saw

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Ben Radford gives us examples of how eyewitness accounts help and hurt when looking for missing persons. Ex-Cop Dorner ‘Sightings’ Highlight Problems with Eyewitnesses – Yahoo! News. Police have found charred human remains of what they suspect is ex-police officer Christopher Dorner, accused of several killings in the Los Angeles area. But during the manhunt…

Study supports claim that gingko biloba supplement is just a waste of money

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Another dietary supplement fails another test. Taking gingko biloba does not improve memory, study finds. Taking Gingko biloba supplements does not improve memory, attention or problem solving in healthy individuals, according to researchers from the University of Hertfordshire. The paper, published in Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, is the first meta-analytic review examining the effects…

‘Memory Man’ skilled in facial recognition spots criminals at large for police

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A cool story about a man with unique skills put to good use. Award for police ‘Memory Man’ with knack for spotting suspects – Press Release – West Midlands Police. A community officer dubbed West Midlands Police’s ‘Memory Man’ is to be honoured for his “astonishing” record of spotting criminals on Birmingham’s streets. PCSO Andy…

Celebrity advice: DO the laundry and improve your memory? Yes, I’m confused too.

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Rare Mental Condition Gives Actress Henner Super-Human Memory Most people are able to recall big moments in their lives, but a select few are able to recall minute details of almost every day. Marilu Henner recently explained to CBS 2′s Katie McGee how her Highly Superior Auto-Biographical Memory, or H-SAM, has allowed her to hold…