Music, memories and emotions are all linked and certain songs can act as a direct line to our past.
Repeated storytelling from elderly relatives doesn’t necessarily always signal age or cognitive decline. It’s about conveying memories and values to a new generation.
Parenting is difficult and there can be added pressure and stress during holidays. Creating safe, secure, loving environments and being present with your children is the greatest gift you can give.
Do we really have ‘core memories’ that shape our personality? The science says things are a little more complicated.
Pianos can seem like members of a family; but new homes for them can be hard to find.
As material objects, diaries give scholars an intimate look into their subjects’ lives, including handwriting and mementos. What if diaries in the future are nothing but insubstantial digital ghosts?
Psychologists know babies can form memories soon after birth. So why can’t people remember anything that happened to them before around age 2? A child development expert describes possible reasons.
In some cases, people would hold back from sharing a memory in case it didn’t receive enough likes.
The adolescent brain is particularly vulnerable to experience. Puberty is is the time brain networks are hardwired around milestone events. We should help teenagers make meaning of the pandemic.
Memories of past holidays shape this one and ones years in the future.
The ex-combatants’ food memories show how they continue trying to make sense of both their past and present experiences of violence.
Empatheatre’s latest production is more than a play about three characters who live near the sea. It’s a model for collective consultation on how to save the ocean.
Most histories highlight the shattered storefronts and synagogues set aflame. But it was the systematic ransacking of Jewish homes that extracted the greatest toll.
Music doesn’t get objectively worse over time. So why do older generations scoff at each new top 40 hit?
A new genre of video games lets players explore virtual environments that recreate actual places and real people’s lives and memories.
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.
Why is it that some ‘fake news’ gets us remembering things that are not true? It depends on how our memory works, and there are ways we can avoid being duped.
Even our most treasured memories can gradually change over time.
Two neural systems record traumatic memories, meaning they can be remembered in both conscious and unconscious ways.
New research reveals how stress could alter our perceptions about which animals are ‘smart’.