Studying can be made easier by removing distractions and spacing study out over a couple months.
It can be hard to get into a study groove, but removing distractions, getting enough sleep, self-testing, spacing out your study and creating memory aids can help students succeed.
You probably don’t remember the Kathie Lee sweatshop scandal of the mid-1990s. What about the more recent debacles?
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People who see themselves as conscientious consumers often buy items made by companies that violate their values because it's hard to keep that information in mind.
It’s easier to appear destined for greatness on the drawing board than in real life.
To learn why some new nonprofits prosper when others do not requires dealing with the fact that everyone has trouble remembering things the way they happened.
Human memories are malleable. U.S. President Donald Trump seems aware of this truism as he effectively moulds and shapes American minds with deceptions and exaggerations.
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He’s not dumb. He’s not crazy. Donald Trump is instead a mind manipulator, using his Twitter magic wand to exploit so-called malleable memory effect that helps him achieve ultra-right goals.
Responses to the recent discovery of a Nazi swastika raise some awkward questions.
The phenomenon of not being able to picture something in your ‘mind’s eye’ is known as aphantasia.
There are many people who are astonished to discover that their complete lack of ability to picture visual imagery is different from the norm.
Your gadgets might slow down if they’re bloated with apps.
There are a few reasons why smartphones, tablets and PCs start to seem less snappy over time.
Creating a ‘digital story’ of their memories using photos, music, text and video, can hep dementia patients open up to their fear and move into optimism.
When dementia patients use photos and music to produce digital stories about events in their lives, they start to remember. They also face their fears about the disease, and experience happiness.
Vinyl records and cassette tapes, the parties that went with them, and other hedonistic pleasures from our youth can form a big part of our identity years later.
Memories of our carefree youth help form our identity today. But memories are selective. So, were we really as wild as we think we were?
A statue of a Confederate soldier nicknamed Silent Sam stands on the campus of the University of North Carolina.
Should they stay or should they go?
If you tell a robot secrets, you might want to make sure it can forget them too.
Robots have a lot to learn from humans when it comes to memory.
Climb on board - it won’t take a minute.
Whether booking in a colonoscopy or choosing where to buy coffee, your memory and ability to visualise future scenarios shape life's most important decisions.
Brain connections determine whether you remember the wind in your hair or who was prime minister.
Neuroscientists have struggled to explain whether certain types of memory involve distinct parts of the brain. Now a study suggests it's mainly down to pathways in the brain's white matter.
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We don’t just hold our phones, we cradle them – and make films like this one with them.
OK, I’ve got this….
Feel like something will be easy to remember? Your prediction may be influenced by how clearly the information was presented in the first place.
Winslow Homer’s ‘Boys in a Pasture’ (1874).
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.
It’s a crucial cog in the your ability to perform a variety of mental tasks.
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Both psychologists and neuroscientists are interested in how working memory holds on to items over brief intervals – and are investigating from different angles.
A hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease is gradual deterioration of memory.
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.
Is electrical pulse to the brain your favorite memory enhancer?
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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.
Our memory of the twin towers attack has been strengthened by events that happened much later.
Current events can boost our collective memory of past events in predictable ways, finds study.