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Are You Coming to the Memory Marathon in London?

The Serpentine Gallery, situated in London’s beautiful Hyde Park, will be playing host to a huge Memory Marathon event this October. And you can be a part of it! The event, which runs for three full days, will see artists, historians and even a World Memory Champion exploring the world of memory. Billed by The […]

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How Ed Miliband Memorised his 6,000 Word Speech

It all began one year ago at the 2011 Labour Party conference in Liverpool… Having given a rousing keynote speech to the assembled party members, Ed Miliband left the stage. As he did, the Labour leader commented to his aides that he could have done the same speech more effectively without using an autocue. Fast […]

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New Research Shows Cancer Drugs Can Reverse Memory Loss

The latest research from a joint US and Chinese team of scientists suggests that drugs used to treat cancer can reverse memory loss. The testing was carried out by a team of neuroscientists and chemists on fruit flies and mice. It showed that specific drugs used to treat cancers such as lung cancer could also […]

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Care Home Takes Dementia Patients Down Memory Lane

I’ve just heard about a care home in the UK that’s helping dementia patients to take a stroll back down Memory Lane in a very innovative way… The Blossom Fields Care Home, in Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire, has a number of residents with dementia and wanted to find a simple way to spark conversations with them […]

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US Memory Study Reveals That Sounds Hinder Memory Ability

Many people seem to listen to music or even have the television on when they’re studying. If you do too, then you’re damaging your ability to remember that information, says a new study. The study by a research team at Louisiana State University (LSU) has shown as much as a 20-30% drop in memory ability […]

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Gingko Biloba Fails to Prevent Alzheimers, Says Latest Study

Despite being one of the biggest selling over-the-counter ‘remedies’ for memory loss, gingko biloba does not slow or prevent Alzheimers disease, says a recent study published in the Lancet Neurology. For years, the Chinese herb has been touted as an antidote to memory loss, especially in people suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. One of the more […]

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World Memory Championships 2012 – Could You Be The Next Champion?

After two years of being held in China… The World Memory Championships 2012 are returning home to London! Among the competitors will be Memory Champions from across the world, all bidding for the title of World Memory Champion 2012. Over three days of gruelling memory challenges, the competitors will have their memories put to the […]

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