Feel like something will be easy to remember? Your prediction may be influenced by how clearly the information was presented in the first place.
There are two types of nostalgia. One promotes resilience and personal growth, while the other can lead to an obsessive quest to escape the present.
Both psychologists and neuroscientists are interested in how working memory holds on to items over brief intervals – and are investigating from different angles.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, but treatments are still far from successful in clinical trials. Here is what we know about the disease, and what is yet to be uncovered.
Tinkering with the brain's electrical field shows tantalizing promise for boosting memory, but it doesn't always work. A new study offers one reason why.
Current events can boost our collective memory of past events in predictable ways, finds study.
This episode of The Anthill podcast delves into the world of memory. We talk to psychologists, historians and political scientists about how and why we remember some things and forget others.
What you end up remembering isn’t always what you have witnessed.
Studying odour memory is more than just an interesting diversion, it has practical uses too.
For couples, families or friends who share a significant song, the effects of music can be powerful and persistent, lasting well into old age, even piercing through dementia.
Working memory and intelligence tend to go hand in hand.
If you believe intoxicated people always give unreliable eyewitness testimonies, think again.
The Imperial War Museum was founded to do a very different task to that of today.
More and more research suggests dogs have one of the best memories in the animal kingdom.
The details in memories can often make them feel photographic, but many scientists are sceptical that photographic memories really exist.
Rohingya songs and drawings are a form of resistance against the persecutions they face in Myanmar and in Bangladesh.
It's all down to what's called your working memory.
We know that smoking and drinking is bad for your memory, but combined, they're so much worse.
Which objects would you choose to tell the story of your life?
What's going on in the brain when something seems familiar but we don't know why.