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Recent Mentions in the Media

Department of Psychology press release
New paper published on the success, precision and vividness of episodic memory

Ed Yong in The Atlantic
Memory lane has a three-way fork

University of Cambridge press release
Being overweight linked to poorer memory

BBC News
Obesity linked to 'worse memory'

Daily Mail
Overweight adults have poorer memory than their thinner peers

Daily Express
Being overweight could impair your memory, say scientists

Guardian
Obesity linked to memory deficits

Cambridge TV News
Lucy Cheke talks about the link between memory and overeating

BBC Future
Why obesity damages your mind as well as your body

Guardian
Obesity alters brain structure and function

NPR
The wrong eating habits can hurt your brain, not just your waistline

Insight TV
Extraordinary Humans: The Memory Lab meets a memory superstar

University of Cambridge press release
Hallucinations linked to differences in brain structure

BBC News
Frontal brain wrinkle linked to hallucinations

NHS Choices
Region of brain 'shorter' in people with hallucinations

IFL Science
Hallucinations in patients with schizophrenia linked to differences in brain structure

The Conversation
Hallucinations? They may just be caused by a fold in the brain

BBC Radio 5 live Science
Interview: Naked Scientists - Can you trust your memory?

Time magazine
Why 40% of Americans misremember their 9/11 experience

Global News Canada
Remember where you were on 9/11? Study suggests memories may be distorted

The Psychologist
fMRI guide for journalists

Department of Psychology
Dr Jon Simons on expert panel at the Royal Institution

University of Cambridge press release
People can 'beat' guilt detection tests by suppressing incriminating memories
Daily Mail
How to cheat a lie detector test: Researchers reveal they can be tricked by suppressing certain memories
Real Clear Science
Memory suppression can 'beat' guilt detection tests
Medical Daily
How to beat lie detector brain scans: Suppress memories of guilt
Pacific Standard magazine
Brain scan lie detectors just don't work
Times Higher Education
Memory lane: Diversion ahead
ABC Radio National Australia
Research Filter: Guilt detection tests
Guardian
Research in brief

The Psychologist
Imagining the future: A bird's eye view

Cambridge Neuroscience
Dr Jon Simons awarded prestigious grant from James S McDonnell Foundation

Public lecture at Experimental Psychology Society meeting, London

University of Cambridge press release
Test your memory!

Guardian
Put your memory to the test in our online experiment
Global experiment probes the deceptions of human memory

Guardian memory guide
How to maximise your memory
How to make the most of your memory as you age

The Psychologist
Memory bonanza

Clip from talk to educators on maximising exam performance

Scientific American Mind
Forgetting is key to a healthy mind

The Dana Foundation
Making memory may mean modeling and remodeling

University of Cambridge press release
Keeping track of reality

Guardian
Memory errors are all in the groove

Reuters
Brain memory finding may help schizophrenia research

Daily Mail
Why you shouldn't blame your colleagues for stealing your ideas

Time magazine
Reality check: Why some brains can't tell real from imagined

Popular Science magazine
Found: The particular brain fold that helps people distinguish between imagination and reality


Addiction Inbox
Interview with neuroscientist Jon Simons

Nature
Turning point: Jon Simons

The Fix
Alcohol and state-dependent memory

Wired
Is cognitive science full of crap? (answer: no more than most science)
The Psychologist
Forum web chat

Cambridge Neuroscience
Dr. Jon Simons selected to receive the Experimental Psychology Society Prize

OUPS Quarterly Magazine
Linking the labyrinths: Neuroscience and memory

Varsity
In the know: Cambridge research (scroll down to 'Total Recall' section)

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
Live interview: How to win at Mastermind

BBC News Online
'Daydreaming' brain is coma clue

The Times newspaper
One in five witnesses sees imagined events as reality
Wellcome Science
Did you really see it? Exploring the neurological basis of hallucinations
Science Daily
Our grip on reality is slim, says University College London scientist
Asian News International
Neurological basis behind hallucinations, say boffins (!)
UCL Communications
Experiment of the month

Neurolearning Blog
Understanding thinking: The feeling of knowing

NYU press release
New York University Launches 9/11 Memory Database
APA Monitor
Alzheimer's patients show intense emotional reactions to 9/11



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