Tag Archive for memory

Procera AVH memory-enhancing supplement BUSTED for deceptive claims

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If it sounds to good to be true… yada yada yada. Yay for the FTC but something tells me these settlement amounts are not quite high enough to act as deterrents for companies pushing useless supplements. The marketers of a dietary supplement called Procera AVH will relinquish $1.4 million under settlements resolving Federal Trade Commission…

The main problem with confession – it could be completely manufactured

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Think memory is like a videotape? Wrongity wrong wrong. It can be rather easily manipulated and is reconstructed without our awareness every day. Of special interest to criminal confession cases, it’s not really too hard to convince someone that they committed a crime. People Can Be Convinced They Committed a Crime That Never Happened –…

Is fear inherited? How can that happen?

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A new study suggests there is a genetic imprint from traumatic experiences carries through at least two generations. I saw this and was IMMEDIATELY skeptical. Too much remains unanswered and also goes against what we already know. Fearful memories haunt mouse descendants : Nature News & Comment. Certain fears can be inherited through the generations, a…

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…

Apeman sightings in the U.K.

Watch out. Bigfoot (double) crossing.

‘Britain’s Bigfoot’ spotted in Tunbridge Well You see some strange things in and around the county, but perhaps this could be the weirdest yet, after claims a British Bigfoot has been spotted in woodland near Tunbridge Wells. Dubbed the Kentish Apeman, it is claimed he towers eight-foot tall, is covered in hair and has red…

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…