That feeling of ‘I-know-it-but-can’t-quite-remember-it’ has been studied for decades, but there’s a new twist: It’s more common in groups.
With new US COVID-19 cases topping 200,000 a day, contact tracers are overwhelmed. Here’s how infected people can start tracing and notifying contacts themselves.
When home and work life look the same, events tend to blur into a single unmemorable blob. And that’s when we start to forget things.
The objects we gather around us - from op shops, from roadsides, from the intimate spaces of lost loved ones - are far from inanimate. They carry wisdom, comfort and guidance.
Researchers have discovered that the hippocampus and neocortex work together.
Your memory may be unreliable – but that can be an advantage.
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.
We all know memory isn’t perfect but how different people focus their attention on an event will affect what they remember.
Even our most treasured memories can gradually change over time.
People kept diaries for two weeks recording how often things about them were forgotten. The results turned out to be surprising.
On a clear night you can see thousands of stars in the night sky, and there are billions more in our galaxy alone. But are the official star names really up for sale?
Proof of time travel, false memories or a parallel universe? A look at the wacky world of the ‘Mandela Effect’.
If it came down to buying a trip or a keepsake, which should you choose?
Could the not-too-distant future hold “brain chip” technologies that we could all use to enhance our memories to the point of perfection? Not so fast: there are big benefits to forgetting.
Lots of kids have trouble remembering their times tables. Learning them by rote can mean a child knows the numbers but not what they mean.