Remembering past events, experiences or emotions is a big part of being human. But if dwelling on the past is distressing, here's what you can do to help.
In dementia sufferers, if autobiographical self-knowledge is lost, feelings of agency – learned as an child – may be the last remaining facet of self, something most studies have ignored.
A historian reflects on the meaning of an aunt's rural and war-time memoir, flagged for her attention when she was aged 13 by the then-81-year-old elder.
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?
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.
Men and women experience autism differently, which shows something revealing about where autistic characteristics may come from.
The president of the Thomas Wolfe Society explains why Law had his work cut out for him when he agreed to portray a man who was "a hydroelectric plant of emotion."
Memory is an essential part of our existence. Who we are, what we know and what we think can all be derived from our ability…
“Time is the thief of memory,” wrote Stephen King in one of his many books. For some people, however, that is not true. They…