The myth that a blow to the head can both cause and cure amnesia is a common one on TV and in the movies may have begun during the 19th century.
Our memories provide us with insight into events, knowledge of the world around us and influence our actions and behaviours – forming important aspects of our personality.
How an ancient Aboriginal memory technique may uncover the meaning behind archaeological sites across the globe are revealed in a new book, The Memory Code.
We may feel like flashbulb memories of dramatic events are more accurate than ordinary memories, but are they really? An experiment begun Sept. 12, 2001 sheds light.
No longer dismissed as an undesirable negative trait to be avoided, humor is having a heyday among experimental psychologists.
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?”
Jason Bourne’s overall pattern of forgetting and then retrieving memories is a better plot device than representation of real-world memory loss and recovery.
Men and women experience autism differently, which shows something revealing about where autistic characteristics may come from.
Environment plays an important role in how you remember things.
Social media is creating an archive that will shape the way we see our past.
Language, culture and brain development all contribute to 'childhood amnesia'.
Manchester downright refuses to commemorate the 1996 IRA bombings – it's a bold political statement.
The navigation tactics of certain Australian ants could point the way to helping driverless cars find their way around.
Running causes new brain cells to grow. But why does this happen? What is the evolutionary advantage?
We come across dishonest acts in our day-to-day lives. Perhaps we commit them as well. But, guess what? Most of us care so much about being moral that we tend to forget our unethical behavior.
Evolutionary psychology could explain why the memories and friendships formed during these years seem more vivid, potent and meaningful than those from any other stage of life.
How often has your own mother forgotten your name? Does she ever cycle through the names of each of your siblings – and perhaps even the family pet – before getting to yours?
Different parts of our brains process different things, like the facial features, voices and the gait of people we know. But it takes memory to weave them all together into a single picture.
Brain imaging study shows that we forget the context in which a traumatic event take place which could be crucial to avoiding negative loops.
The theory of antimemories could help explain many cognitive problems in the brain such as autism and schizophrenia.