Brain functions integrate and compress multiple components of an experience, including sight and smell – which simply can't be handled in the way computers sense, process and store data.
There are three types of memory: sensory, working and long-term. Activating sensory memory is the first step to better learning. This means learning through as many senses as possible.
Your memory may be unreliable – but that can be an advantage.
As children's self-regulatory capacities and the prefrontal regions of their brains develop, so does their ability to carry out their future intentions.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
As we get older, our eyesight may dim and our recall may falter. But our linguistic abilities don't seem to erode.
Not only can plants survive fire, they can use the experience of being burned to prepare themselves for future blazes.
For the 80th anniversary, Poland has changed the site of the usual commemoration ceremony and, for the first time, has invited a U.S. president to speak.
Remembering past events, experiences or emotions is a big part of being human. But if dwelling on the past is distressing, here's what you can do to help.
New research suggests people from Germany, Russia, the UK and US all think their own country was the most important in World War II.
Chimpanzees, like humans, possess working memory abilities. They're able to perform similar to seven-year-old children.
Do you often forget where you put the keys or what you were looking for in the fridge? It's not necessarily a sign of cognitive decline – it might just come down to being tired, stressed or worried.
In dementia sufferers, if autobiographical self-knowledge is lost, feelings of agency – learned as an child – may be the last remaining facet of self, something most studies have ignored.
Have you ever walked into a room and realised you can’t remember what you were looking for? We tend to do this more when we are thinking of a few things at once or doing two things at the same time.
Space missions are dangerous. But when it comes to long missions, radiation may be the greatest threat to astronauts' health.
Forgetting is beneficial for the human brain. But the internet has made it harder to let go of painful or problematic memories.
Three classic examples of the "Mandala Effect" debunked.
Scientists may have worked out how emotions shape the memory processes.
Many psychologists claim memory is unreliable.
To understand what we suspect, so far, about the way in which some people with autism may see the world, we need to examine how we use the bank of experiences we have stored in memory.