John Howland, a psychology professor at the University of Saskatchewan, is researching the effects of stress on memory and cognitive functions by placing rats in boxes with touch screens.
My memory is failing me. It happens on a near-daily basis: a name, a face, an address. I just can’t seem to recall anything anymore, and I blame the Internet. Or perhaps my memory isn’t failing so much as it is adapting. Rather than remembering specific facts, I find myself remembering the paths I took
Memory, among other things, is impaired when you are sleep-deprived, and having a full night of sleep maximizes the potential for accurate memory retrieval. It's not yet clear as to why this happens, but there is no denying the immense research behind these findings.