FSU professor discusses his memory improving smart phone app

A study conducted by Florida State University Psychology Professor Chris Martin and a team of researchers at the University of Toronto, shows that a smart phone application can enhance memory function in older adults.  

Martin was the lead author on the study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in December. The study found that regular users of the HippoCamera app recalled everyday experiences with over 50 percent more detail than they would otherwise.  

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Improvements were observed in healthy older adults as well as those showing decline in memory. The findings could prove helpful for those suffering from memory decline, including those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.    

“Our personal identity is intimately related to memory,” Martin said. “We are what we remember, and when we start to lose our memories because of age, disease, or injury, we also lose our sense of self. Our hope is that by helping people feel closer to the events and people in their lives that we can also protect that sense of self.”  

Martin answered a few questions about the study and the HippoCamera App.


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9 responses to “FSU professor discusses his memory improving smart phone app

  1. This sounds very interesting. Have you tried it? Is this app available for download?

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  2. I just looked up the website and they have not launched it yet. The website is here: https://www.hippocamera.com/

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  3. This is intriguing because many people refer to their cell phone as an extension of their brain… details like phone numbers, appointments, etc.
    This app works with mindfulness and memory prompts.
    I used my blog as memory aid in my TBI journey of recovery and adaptation because I wanted to be able to look back and recall the improvements. My short term memory did not start working for me till after 5 years.

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