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Sir Alex Ferguson’s life memories documented in film made after brain haemorrhage

Sir Alex Ferguson’s life memories documented in film made after brain haemorrhage

Entertainment
Sir Alex Ferguson has revisited the most important moments of his life for a documentary filmed as he feared he might lose his memory following a brain haemorrhage.The film, directed by his son Jason, is set to premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival in March. In Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In, the former Rangers player and Manchester United boss looks back on his life and footballing career, which saw him pick up more trophies than any other manager in the sport's history. Image: Sir Alex won more trophies than any other manager in football. Pic: AP The documentary also features previously unseen archive footage, testimonies from his wife and three sons, and interviews with players including Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs, Gordon Strachan ...
Sir Tom Jones turns 80: Singer shares ‘tremendous’ memories

Sir Tom Jones turns 80: Singer shares ‘tremendous’ memories

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As he celebrates his 80th birthday, Sir Tom Jones has said he will keep singing "as long as there's breath in my body".The Welsh legend, who was born on 7 June 1940, said he did not mind growing old because "the memories are tremendous".And he said lockdown reminded him of his own two-year isolation with tuberculosis from the age of 12."I sympathise with young people that can't go and play," he said. Sir Tom, who grew up in Pontypridd, enjoyed huge commercial success with hits including It's Not Unusual, What's New Pussycat? and Kiss. He became one of the world's biggest stars, with his live Las Vegas performances earning the admiration of Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. ...
Neuroscientists watch brains replay memories in real time

Neuroscientists watch brains replay memories in real time

Science
March 6 (UPI) -- In a new study, scientists successfully observed the neural signatures of recalled memories in real time. For the study, researchers at the National Institutes of Health monitored the neural activity of epilepsy patients while they learned word pairings. Scientists spotted the electrical signature of a forming memory as patients first learned a word pairing. Then, during follow up tests, researchers were able to recognize the same neural patterns just before patients recalled what they had learned earlier. The electrodes and word tests allowed scientists to watch the electrical signal sparked by a replayed memory in a real time. The study, published this week in the journal Science, was part of a broader effort to develop new therapies for patients with drug-resistant ep...
Brain organizes forgettable, indelible memories during sleep

Brain organizes forgettable, indelible memories during sleep

Science
Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Previous studies have highlighted the important role sleep plays in learning and memory formation. New research suggests, during sleep, a person's brain replays memories that go un-recalled when awake. For their study, neuroscientists in Germany recruited epilepsy patients electrodes implanted in their brains for surgical planning. The electrodes allowed scientists to precisely record brain activity patterns. Researchers had participants memorize a series of images. Each image was associated with a unique pattern of brain activity. Later, scientists measured the participants' neural activity while they napped. Researchers were able to recognize the gamma band activity signatures of each images. Their analysis showed, during sleep, the participants' brains reimagined each o...
New research suggests problematic memories could be deleted

New research suggests problematic memories could be deleted

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June 22 (UPI) -- In a series of experiments, neuroscientists were able to selectively delete different types of memories stored a single neuron belonging to a marine snail.The feat, detailed in the journal Current Biology, suggests problematic memories -- like those responsible for PSTD and anxiety -- in the human brain could be excised without harming other memories.When the brain stores a traumatic experience in its memory bank, the memory is actually stored in multiple forms. Each memory can include bits of incidental information from the experience. Years later, these incidental, or neutral, memories can trigger panic attacks and severe anxiety."The example I like to give is, if you are walking in a high-crime area and you take a shortcut through a dark alley and get mugged, and then y...