Patients recovering from depression show improvements in memory from the drug modafinil

17 Jan 2017

Modafinil, a drug used to treat narcolepsy – excessive daytime sleepiness – can improve memory in patients recovering from depression, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The findings, published today in the journal Biological Psychiatry: CNNI, result from a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study and offer hope of a treatment for some of the cognitive symptoms of depression.

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Being overweight linked to poorer memory

25 Feb 2016

Overweight young adults may have poorer episodic memory – the ability to recall past events – than their peers, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge, adding to increasing evidence of a link between memory and overeating.

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Recalling memories may make us forget

16 Mar 2015

Intentionally recalling memories may lead us to forget other competing experiences that interfere with retrieval, according to a study published today. In other words, the very act of remembering may be one of the major reasons why we forget.

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Voicing the Garden

16 Dec 2013

The Botanic Garden’s year-long oral history project celebrates the launch of the project website with a special screening of archive and new films at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

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Dear digital diary…

12 Aug 2013

A powerful life-logging tool which captures and stores memorable moments in people’s lives is being developed by two researchers who argue that it could improve public well-being.

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