What you remember of your last meal affects when and how much you eat next time around. Neuroscientists have now identified neurons in the brain's hippocampus that are crucial to this process.
Our birth is one of the all-important bookends of our lives and affects so much of what comes later – so why don't we think about it more?
Memories are an important part of our identity and we increasingly entrust them to the cloud – with potentially serious consequences.
We all know memory isn’t perfect but how different people focus their attention on an event will affect what they remember.
Even our most treasured memories can gradually change over time.
Eight decades on, the thought of the state encouraging people to attack groups of citizens is hard to believe. Here are some books that might help.
Authorities need a better way to identify so-called super recognisers who match suspects to CCTV footage.
A recent study found that half of patients who had therapy to help them cope with painful memories had a relapse four years later. So, is there a way to erase unwanted memories for good?
Whether the sins of our past stay with us forever has become a pertinent question of our time. A philosopher argues we don't need to carry our past burdens – although there are some moral conditions.
Two neural systems record traumatic memories, meaning they can be remembered in both conscious and unconscious ways.
A new study offers an explanation as to how we remember events by forming mental images.
Research sheds light on how we pick and choose among distorted memories to create our identity. But is that a bad thing?
Being nostalgic about the past is linked to optimism about the future.
A new study found that 14% of people report a memory from age one or below. They're likely fictitious.
The risk smartphones pose to our memory is overblown, but they do get in the way of us making more detailed and authentic memories.
We sometimes see memory as a video camera, recording our lives accurately and without bias – but this is a myth. Instead, our childhood memories are intricately shaped by our family and culture.
New research reveals how stress could alter our perceptions about which animals are 'smart'.
How do brains convert experiences into memories? New research explores the chain of events by focusing on what genes shift into gear when neurons are firing.
Compulsory sport and physical education at school will improve children's memory, attention and ability to concentrate, not just boost fitness. The evidence is in.
From dyslexia, to dementia to schizophrenia, there is evidence that playing games can help, while boosting family connections and emotional wellbeing.