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.
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.
The effects of long-term tobacco smoking on our mental faculties such as memory and concentration are only now becoming known.
Known as the reminiscence bump, memory scientists are hotly debating what causes it.
Results of the first large-scale study to specifically investigate the musical features that might increase the 'earworminess' of a song.
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.
With current modes up against their limits, we need new data storage solutions. Tiny defects in diamonds' atomic structure might turn them into a new medium for memory.