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.
New research suggests people from Germany, Russia, the UK and US all think their own country was the most important in World War II.
Chimpanzees, like humans, possess working memory abilities. They're able to perform similar to seven-year-old children.
Do you often forget where you put the keys or what you were looking for in the fridge? It's not necessarily a sign of cognitive decline – it might just come down to being tired, stressed or worried.
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.
Have you ever walked into a room and realised you can’t remember what you were looking for? We tend to do this more when we are thinking of a few things at once or doing two things at the same time.
Space missions are dangerous. But when it comes to long missions, radiation may be the greatest threat to astronauts' health.
Forgetting is beneficial for the human brain. But the internet has made it harder to let go of painful or problematic memories.
Three classic examples of the "Mandala Effect" debunked.
Scientists may have worked out how emotions shape the memory processes.
Many psychologists claim memory is unreliable.
To understand what we suspect, so far, about the way in which some people with autism may see the world, we need to examine how we use the bank of experiences we have stored in memory.
Scholars continue to debate what, exactly, happened to Emmett Till the morning of his murder. But that hasn't stopped a poor Mississippi community from trying to profit off one version of the story.
We pick healthy foods to look after our bodies, but research shows certain healthy choices can also benefit our brains.
The self-help books are full of advice on how to get meaning in life, but it helps to understand what meaning actually is. Science may be able to provide some answers.
Memory is traumatic but also important in Holocaust remembrance. It also serves a critical role in providing lessons for the future.
Research milestones in the study of memory may help us find solutions to memory disorders like Alzheimer's or recovery from brain trauma.
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.