https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/home/myths?stage=Stage Most people don’t experience a significant decline in their mental abilities as they age. There are examples abound of people who have done their best work at a ripe old age – think Michelangelo, artist Grandma Moses, and famous cellist Pablo Casals who at 90 still practiced four orContinue Reading

“People who have survived atrocities often tell their stories in a highly emotional, contradictory and fragmented manner.” ― Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/trauma-memories First, let’s consider the prefrontal cortex. This part of our brain is responsible for “executive functions,” includingContinue Reading

https://t.co/5HbrTiqIV5 via @medical_xpress — MaleSurvivor (@MaleSurvivorORG) October 3, 2018 This has prompted the researchers to advocate for investigation of childhood abuse claims made by people who come forward as adults. “Time alone should not be a bar to hearing evidence about prior sexual assault,” said FIU legal psychologist Deborah Goldfarb,Continue Reading

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12129916 I remember leaving afterward, driving home, the night around me glittered with streetlights and alive with people out at dinner or bars. I felt alone, ashamed and disgusted with myself. Why didn’t I get out of there? Why didn’t I push him off? Why did I freeze? I don’tContinue Reading

The Guardian: ‘Some days I think I was molested, others I’m not sure’: inside a case of repressed memory. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwssXWjTY https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/23/inside-case-of-repressed-memory-nicole-kluemper In precise tones, Kluemper, 39, explains how she came to be part of one of the most controversial cases in modern psychology. This is the first time she hasContinue Reading

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/201807/the-neuroscience-smell-memories-linked-place-and-time Can you recall a specific odor or scent that has the ‘spatiotemporal’ ability to transport you back in time and space to a very specific place from your past? Most of us have experienced how the unexpected whiff of a Proustian, Remembrance of Things Past, type of odor canContinue Reading

The Guardian: ‘Some days I think I was molested, others I’m not sure’: inside a case of repressed memory. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwssXWjTY https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/23/inside-case-of-repressed-memory-nicole-kluemper In precise tones, Kluemper, 39, explains how she came to be part of one of the most controversial cases in modern psychology. This is the first time she hasContinue Reading

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11764781 • Brain and heart health: Did you misplace your keys again or forget to call someone back? Choline plays a role in processing and storing memories, functions that are critical for learning and knowledge retention. In animal studies, having enough choline appears to have an impact on activating partsContinue Reading

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sharing-on-social-media-actually-boosts-your-memory-study-finds_us_57d1b216e4b03d2d459946b7 Memory researchers have long-known that when people write about personal experiences, reflect on them or talk about them with others, they tend to remember those events much better, notes a press release on the study by Cornell University. Researchers asked 66 Cornell undergraduates to keep a daily diary forContinue Reading