Enlarge / An Aplysia, also known as a sea hare. (credit: Jerry Kirkhart) How does a brain hold on to a memory? There’s evidence for a number of processes, from potentially transient changes in gene expression, through long-term changes in DNA packaging, and up to alterations of the connections among cells. Complicating matters further, none […]
Former Cavs GM says LeBron James’ memory is so good he once helped the Raptors get their play straight
Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Former Cavaliers general manager David Griffin shared some of his favorite stories about LeBron James during a recent appearance on “The Bill Simmons Podcast.” Griffin explained that during the 2017 postseason, James knew the Raptors’ plays so well that he once corrected his opponent on where he should be standing before one […]
I slept on a mattress from popular online startup Purple for 6 months — and it’s not just another big slab of memory foam
The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Purple Mattress The Purple Mattress is built a little differently than other online mattresses. It’s not just a big slab of memory foam. The mattress is a little […]
Back in 2016, Chris was reduced to tears as he appeared on Top Gear sister show Extra Gear, recalling how his mother had bought him his first car. “People might not understand how a car can make you feel that way, how it can stir up those emotions but just for the benefit of those […]
Intel Skylake die shot. (credit: Intel) Since the news of the Meltdown and Spectre attacks earlier this year, Intel has been working to reassure the computer industry that it takes security issues very seriously and that, in spite of the Meltdown issue, the Intel platform is a sound choice for the security conscious. To that […]
SYMPTOMS of a vitamin B12 deficiency can be serious, including disturbed vision, memory loss, depression and problems with balance. Here’s how to find out if you’re lacking in the essential vitamin.
Vitamin B12 plays a crucial role in our wellbeing, keeping the nervous system and blood cells healthy, and helping to make DNA. A wide array of symptoms could signal a lack of the vitamin. According to the NHS, these include extreme tiredness, pins and needs, mouth ulcers, muscle weakness and disturbed vision. More serious symptoms […]
MEDITATION may protect against Alzheimer’s disease by improving memory and attention span well into old age, according to new research. A study found regular sessions boosted brain power – especially among the elderly.
Ottawa’s Glebe Centre long-term care facility is using a special bike to help residents with dementia explore their hometowns and unlock old memories.
“I don’t kill people. Because I’m not a murderer.” Less than five minutes into the Season 2 premiere of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, our titular heroine is forced to utter that sentence to her latest private investigation client, who wants Jessica to kill a philandering lover. But Jessica angrily refuses to do so, maintaining that she’s […]