Research sheds light on how we pick and choose among distorted memories to create our identity. But is that a bad thing?
Being nostalgic about the past is linked to optimism about the future.
A new study found that 14% of people report a memory from age one or below. They're likely fictitious.
The risk smartphones pose to our memory is overblown, but they do get in the way of us making more detailed and authentic memories.
We sometimes see memory as a video camera, recording our lives accurately and without bias – but this is a myth. Instead, our childhood memories are intricately shaped by our family and culture.
New research reveals how stress could alter our perceptions about which animals are 'smart'.
How do brains convert experiences into memories? New research explores the chain of events by focusing on what genes shift into gear when neurons are firing.
Compulsory sport and physical education at school will improve children's memory, attention and ability to concentrate, not just boost fitness. The evidence is in.
From dyslexia, to dementia to schizophrenia, there is evidence that playing games can help, while boosting family connections and emotional wellbeing.
As well as increasing physical fitness and mental health, martial arts can boost brain cognition too.
From opioids to endocannabinoids, an exercise scholar digs into the science to explain the mental health benefits of a regular workout.
Study of the "memory centres" of the brain in adults offers hope for detecting Alzheimer's disease earlier -- before the onset of memory loss.
Neuroscience labs around the world may need to reevaluate some of their assumptions about whether what works in animals will really produce meaningful treatments for people.
The scientists behind a controversial new study were surprised by their own results. But they carefully did all they could to 'prove a negative,' and their neurogenesis study is shaking up the field.
Psychological phenomena have long been thought of as universal. But it turns out scientists may have been blinded by their own culture.
Instead of nagging younger kids "not to forget", and trusting the power of the child’s developing memory alone, try to help them "offload" as much of the work as possible.
The US has yet to fully undergo a process of truth and reconciliation.
Children and adolescents with obsessive compulsive disorder should be offered extra support at school.
Provincial policies to implement the legal consumption of marijuana are unlikely to protect children and youth. High school teachers and parents will be on the front line.
The benefits of naps are similar to those experienced after consuming caffeine, but without the side effects of caffeine dependence and possibly disrupted sleep at night time.