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Pumping Neurons: Exercise to maintain a healthy brain
The evidence is growing that moderate regular exercise boosts memory and other brain functions and may help prevent age-related declines.
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How Parkinsonís disease affects the mind

It’s not just a movement disorder. Besides causing tremors and other motion-related symptoms, Parkinson’s disease affects memory, learning, and behavior.

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Creative healing: art therapy for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
As medical science races to cure dementia, storytelling and other creative activities promise a better quality of life for the millions already diagnosed.
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Published Articles:

"The Altering of Reported Experiences," by Daniel Offer, Marjorie Kaiz, Kenneth I. Howard, and Emily Bennett. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 33:6. June 2000.
This article, published in a scientific journal, describes how memory for some of the most important events in our lives is not always as accurate as we think it is.


Memory: From Mind to Molecules, by Larry Squire and Eric Kandel. (New York: Scientific American Library, 2000).
Larry Squire and Eric Kandel are two of the scientists at the forefront of memory research. They have produced a very readable book which explains some of the most important concepts of how memory works.

Searching for Memory: The Brain, the Mind, and the Past, by Daniel L. Schacter. (New York: Harper Collins, 1997).
Daniel Schacter, a professor of psychology at Harvard University, explains what neuroscientists understand about how human memory works and what can happen when it does not. The book's coverage of false memory is especially complete.

The Emotional Brain, by Joseph LeDoux (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998).
Joseph LeDoux is a professor at New York University, and is well known for his research into the amygdala, a small brain structure which is critical for the emotional component of memory. This is a non-technical book which explains what we know about the amygdala and about emotional memory.

The Brain, by Richard Restak (New York: Bantam Books, 1984).
This engaging book is a companion to a popular PBS television series of the same name. It covers the basics of anatomy and functioning of the brain, and how the brain gives rise to such complex behaviors as memory, language and reasoning.

How the Mind Works, by Steven Pinker (New York: W. Norton, 1997).
This bestselling book addresses how the mind works and why it might have evolved. The author, Steven Pinker, is a professor of psychology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.