New App with great impact on Memory Recall

New App with great impact on Memory Recall

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Researchers mainly from Toronto UniversityNew App With Great Impact On Memory Recall have developed a smartphone app that improves memory recall. The app enhances the encoding of memories stored in the brain by boosting attention to daily events. Then it consolidates them more distinctly in order to later enable richer, more comprehensive recall. The app, HippoCamera, can be especially beneficial for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory impairment. 

“We found that memories with an associated HippoCamera cue were long-lasting, and that it worked for everyone in the study – healthy older adults, those starting to show cognitive decline and even one case with severe amnesia due to an acquired brain injury,” 

Morgan Barense, study co-author and professor in the department of psychology in U of T’s Faculty of Arts & Science and Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Below professor Morgan Barense describes how the smartphone app HippoCamera works.

The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that regular users of the app were able to recall over 50 per cent more details about everyday experiences that took place as many as six months earlier than if they had only recorded events and never replayed them. 

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