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Take note: how does a typing on a laptop stack up to handwriting? Ed Yourdon/Flickr

Remember this: you can still think deeply in the digital age

Two people walk into a seminar: one takes photos, video and an audio recording of the presentation, while the other takes hand-written notes. Which person do you think will better recall the information…

A trip down memory lane is healthy

People who are nostalgic about their earlier lives have more of a positive outlook towards their future. Self-esteem and…
A trip down memory lane could do you more good than you might think. Alex Bowyer

A new view of an old emotion, or how science is saving nostalgia

I was recently interviewed by a reporter from a major news organisation about my research on the psychology of nostalgia. The reporter was asking me questions such as, “Isn’t it unhealthy to live in the…
Hazy recollection: I’m sure I buried some cheese here. Paul.J.Hurtado

Fake memory implanted in mice with a beam of light

If you’ve ever been frustrated by erratic memories, spare a thought for the mice involved in a study published in the journal Science. Researchers have been able to consistently create a “false memory…
Memories of emotionally-dense events are formed in great detail, allowing them to be remembered extremely vividly, Julie Falk

Making a mark on the brain - how emotion colours memories

All memories aren’t created equal. Whether you remember an event the next day, week or year, depends on a number of factors, the most important one of which is the emotion associated with it. Emotional…

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