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Does a "desirable difficulty" in reading font affect memory retention?

No independent peer review has this tested. The circumstantial evidence for this is good but leads to expectations that indicates a limited applicability and a temporary, small effect. This is not a ...
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Does Ginkgo Biloba "promote memory"?

While some studies have promoted Ginkgo Biloba as possibly having these effects, the results have been mixed at best, and the claims seem to be unlikely. WebMD says the following with regards to ...
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Does converting handedness lead to memory disorders?

Current evidence: Non-dominant hand training activates the dormant motor control areas in the brain. The path from brain to dominant hand is well-traveled, she explains. But when a person starts ...
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Can Stephen Wiltshire draw an accurate and detailed picture of a city based on single, brief helicopter ride?

Stephen Wiltshire is considered as a savant by Dr. Darold Treffert and his drawings are described in detail here. The paintings by Stephen Wiltshire cannot be considered 100% accurate depictions of ...
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Do chimpanzees perform lab memory tasks well by having a good memory?

It's not terribly clear to me what your question really is, but there are various types of memory. What is suspected is that the Japanese tests in question are in fact a test of eidetic (aka ...
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Does memory and learning decline with age?

TL;DR: Age-related cognitive decline begins early in adulthood and before age 60 in healthy educated adults. However these changes vary from individual from individual and is also dependent on ...
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Tying a finger to help memory recall

I doubt there is any such research, and I think explanations involving nerves routed directly to the hippocampus should be taken with a grain of salt at best. If you Google "index finger nerves ...
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Can people forget how to ride a bike?

Destin Sandlin of the Smarter Every Day YouTube channel, purposely taught himself how to ride a backwards bike (i.e. turn the handlebars left to go right), which caused him to forget how to ride a ...
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