Psychology Update — Why You Forget Names Immediately—And How to Remember Them

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TITLE Why You Forget Names Immediately—And How to Remember Them   DESCRIPTION A fascinating article that explains how and why we forget some names very quickly after introductions and why we remember others.    “A common name may be forgettable because it doesn’t strike your mind as interesting, or because you know multiple people with… Read more »

Psychology Update — Why We Remember Music and Forget Everything Else

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TITLE Why We Remember Music and Forget Everything Else   DESCRIPTION This is a fascinating and fun article that describes how we “remember” music as it relates to our nervous system, memory system, and personality. It is not particularly technical so it is easy and breezy to read. “People often wonder why we tend to… Read more »

Psychology Update — What It’s Like Living With Aphasia, Bruce Willis’s Condition

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TITLE What It’s Like Living With Aphasia, Bruce Willis’s Condition   DESCRIPTION As you may have already heard and/or read, Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with the condition known as aphasia.  What is aphasia? “Symptoms vary, but generally, aphasia affects people’s ability to speak or comprehend language. Speech, reading, writing, and the ability to listen… Read more »

Psychology App of the Week –Alzheimer’s Disease Pocketcard

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PSYCHOLOGY APP OF THE WEEK Alzheimer’s Disease Pocketcard   Click on your platform:    iOS     or      Android   DESCRIPTION From the Google Play and  iTunes Store Manage Alzheimer’s disease with confidence. The Alzheimer’s Disease Pocketcard app helps physicians and other health care professionals care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at the point of… Read more »

Psychology Update — That ‘tip-of-the-tongue’ feeling when a memory is elusive is more likely to happen in groups

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TITLE That ‘tip-of-the-tongue’ feeling when a memory is elusive is more likely to happen in groups   DESCRIPTION We have all experience the “tip of the tongue” phenomenon when asked a question:  we feel that we know the answer but it just ever so slightly eludes us.  “On the surface, a tip-of-the-tongue feeling reflects a memory… Read more »

Psychology Website of the Week — Alzheimer’s Foundation

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK Alzheimer’s Foundation URL     http://www.alz.org/ DESCRIPTION This is one of the most knowledgeable and trustable  sources regarding Alzheimer’s Disease.   This site can be used in conjunction with teaching both neuropsychology and aging.   This is a great resource for students interested in the topic of cognition and aging.

Psychology Update — Always Forgetting Important Things? Here’s How to Fix That

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TITLE Always Forgetting Important Things? Here’s How to Fix That   DESCRIPTION This is a very fascinating article that examines a cognitive science experiment in memory and forgetting.  “Most people, when tasked with remembering something important, jot down a note. But a 2018 study published in the journal Experimental Aging Research says there may be… Read more »