There are two types of knowledge – we've evolved to acquire the first naturally; we need schools for the second. Cognitive load theory explains how to teach knowledge we don't automatically get.
What does a recent ruling on a longstanding religious land dispute mean for the future of India?
Real-life adherents to the Mandela Effect veer into conspiratorial thinking. But they do hit on an important truth: Our understanding of history is malleable.
Physical inactivity contributes to dementia risk as much as genetics, according to research.
Sugar triggers dopamine "hits" in the brain, making us crave more of it. Sugar also disrupts memory formation.
Simple policies, such as the free bus pass for older adults, not only reduce loneliness but also help older people maintain cognitive function.
The decision to move the Stasi files into the German national archive has sparked debate of how memories of life before reunification should be handled.
Memories can be powerful tools to address humanity’s most difficult political, sociological and environmental problems
The 'contexual-binding theory' suggests memories are easier to retrieve when your brain is in a similar context to when the memory was first formed. Food for thought if you're cramming for an exam.
Researchers have discovered that the hippocampus and neocortex work together.
Brain functions integrate and compress multiple components of an experience, including sight and smell – which simply can't be handled in the way computers sense, process and store data.
There are three types of memory: sensory, working and long-term. Activating sensory memory is the first step to better learning. This means learning through as many senses as possible.
Your memory may be unreliable – but that can be an advantage.
As children's self-regulatory capacities and the prefrontal regions of their brains develop, so does their ability to carry out their future intentions.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
As we get older, our eyesight may dim and our recall may falter. But our linguistic abilities don't seem to erode.
Not only can plants survive fire, they can use the experience of being burned to prepare themselves for future blazes.
For the 80th anniversary, Poland has changed the site of the usual commemoration ceremony and, for the first time, has invited a U.S. president to speak.
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.