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Does technology exist that can read memories from human brains?

No, definitely not to the degree that the Buzzfeed article implies. Those videos are from research by Jack Gallant at Berkeley, and are showing estimates of what a subject is currently watching in an ...
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Has anyone ever memorized the entire bible?

There were many reports claiming that people have memorized the entire bible. For example: 15 years ago, Baptist Press released an article reported that Nadine Hammonds, a blind woman, has memorized ...
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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 sniffing rosemary improve memory?

See this article for more information on this. The study showed that memory is improved (irrespective of mood and arousal levels) when completing memory tasks with the smell of rosemary essential oils ...
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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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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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