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Memory Is (Partly) Organized Around Time

by Art Markman, Ph.D., Psychology Today

As you remember things, when they happened becomes important.

One of the most important functions of human memory is to give you information you need when you need it. If you’re programming a computer, you’d like to use any knowledge you have about programming to solve problems that come up. Your knowledge about cooking or driving is less relevant in that context.

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Judgment, memory better for older adults with optimistic outlook

by Jared Wadley, Michigan News

When older adults feel optimistic about their future, they are less likely to experience decreases in memory, problem solving and judgment, according to new research conducted at the University of Michigan.

Optimism has been linked to positive health behaviors, such as exercising and eating healthier diets, and lower risk for a variety of health conditions, including stroke and heart attacks. Continue reading Judgment, memory better for older adults with optimistic outlook