Memory

Psychologists in Canada think they've identified an entirely new memory syndrome in healthy people characterised by a specific inability to relive their past.
Prospective memory is the term psychologists use for when we have to remember to do something in the future – like stopping for milk on the way home from work.
If I gave you a written description of an object – let's say a boat – would you be able to judge whether the author had written about the boat from their memory of it, as opposed to having written about a boat they'd imagined?
Look at the age at which athletes reach their top performance levels in different sports and it seems there isn't a single time in life at which physical capability peaks.
Apple's iconic apple, featuring a bitten-off chunk, is one of the most recognisable logos in the world. And with the company's ubiquitous products increasing in popularity, we're exposed to the famous fruit image more frequently than ever.
It could be the time you heard about the 9/11 terror attacks, or the moment you discovered that the Osama Bin Laden had died.
Does the possibility of saving information on a computer help or hinder human memory?
We've all had that experience of going purposefully from one room to another, only to get there and forget why we made the journey.
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Walking in a happier style could help counter the negative mental processes associated with depression.
The likelihood of people suffering memory distortion is increased by not getting enough sleep, according to new research published in Psychological Science.
Although it might seem a good idea to work with other people to remember important information, the evidence suggests that this typically isn't so.
Environmental distractions are more likely to impair the memory and cognitive processes of older people than their younger counterparts, a new
Pop music is being used as part of a memory game in a bid to better understand how it can stick in the mind, even years after being released.
Some memories we aim to remember, others just show up. One proposal is that uninvited memories, such as those that intrude in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), are encoded and stored in a distinct memory system.
People who talk about atrocities during times of war often leave out key information, a new study has found.
Carrying out regular aerobic exercise could help to prevent memory loss for women in later life, a study has suggeste
Our use of laughter and swearing as forms of emotional expression are two of the topics featured in a new BPS series of audio interviews with prominent psychologists.
We’ve often heard someone’s memory described as 'weak' or 'strong'.
Human memory has a pervasive emotional bias – and it’s probably a good thing. That’s according to psychologists Timothy Ritchie and colleagues.
The fate of our earliest memories is something of an enigma. As adults, most of us are unable to recall memories from before we were age three or four.
Psychologists have long been aware that very few people are able to recall information from before the age of about three.
Two researchers from the University of Newcastle in Australia have found that music may be successfully used to help people with acquired brain injuries (AB
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