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Having a perfect memory can put a strain on relationships, because every slight is remembered. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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When Memories Never Fade, The Past Can Poison The Present

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Brain Cells 'Geotag' Memories To Cache What Happened — And Where

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Playing this game won't make you feel older, unless you're already getting up there in age. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Top hits 1980-1984 from the study: can you name them?

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The underlying biology of age-related memory glitches — in old mice and old people — is different from what happens with Alzheimer's, recent research suggests. Anthony Bradshaw/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A Single Protein May Help Explain Memory Loss In Old Age

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Lou Ann Schachner, 84, and Jay Schachner, 81, are volunteers with the Northwestern University SuperAging Project. They keep track of all their plans in a shared calendar. She loves to cook and study French and he is a part-time tax lawyer. Samantha Murphy for NPR hide caption

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Inside The Brains Of People Over 80 With Exceptional Memory

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If Caffeine Can Boost The Memory Of Bees, Can It Help Us, Too?

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In an experiment, people who saw a picture of a big bowl of soup before eating lunch were less hungry a few hours later than those who saw a smaller bowl, regardless of how much they ate at the meal. stuart burford photography/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The Beatles rehearse for that night's Royal Variety Performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 1963. Central/Hulton Achive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Beatles' Surprising Contribution To Brain Science

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Research shows that under certain circumstances, we can train ourselves to forget details about particular memories. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Can We Learn To Forget Our Memories?

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Researchers are using MRI scans to learn more about the brains of people with extraordinary memory. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Why Can Some People Recall Every Day Of Their Lives? Brain Scans Offer Clues

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