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Many people can recall incredible detail. Shutterstock

How authentic are photographic memories?

The details in memories can often make them feel photographic, but many scientists are sceptical that photographic memories really exist.
Why do we retain some memories better than others? Wes Mountain/The Conversation

Comic explainer: how memory works

The Florey Institute's Dr Jee Hyun Kim explains how the different aspects of memory work and why attention is the most important element of improving your memory in this long-form comic explainer.
Cramming does’t help you retain information, so the effect of a long night on the books may not be for much. from www.shutterstock.com

Revising for exams - why cramming the night before rarely works

An intense night of study won't help you remember information in the long-term – and the stress of revising under pressure will likely impact on your sleep and thus your exam performance.
Hearing the same questions over and over again can be frustrating, but it’s important you stay calm – they’re not trying to annoy you. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Answering the same questions over and over: how to talk to people with dementia

If you care for or know someone with dementia, they've probably asked you “what are we doing today?” “who are you?” or “when are we going home?”

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