Memory

The last surviving combatants of WW1 have passed away, but family memories of them and their experiences live on. Now a University of Huddersfield web-based project means those memories can be shared and preserved. They will also be a rich resource for researchers in a wide range of disciplines.
Peppermint tea can improve long-term and working memory in healthy adults.
The aroma of rosemary essential oil may improve ability of people over 65 to remember events and to remember to complete tasks at particular times in the future.  
How systematically practicing recovering memories can help alleviate symptoms of depression is one of the topics featured in a new series of BPS audio interviews with prominent psychologists.
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have published a study in a BPS Journal highlighting the effectiveness of using positive memories and images to help generate positive emotions.
If you've got some revision to do, get yourself a sketch pad and start drawing out the words or concepts that you want to remember.
The British Psychological Society is pleased to be the major sponsor of the  Making the Case for the Social Sciences report on dementia that was launched this week at a House of Commons seminar.
Monday 5th September 2016 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London
Memory researchers have found that women elaborate more than men when talking about their autobiographical memories, going into more detail, mentioning more emotions and providing more interpretation.
One thing anxiety does is to upset your brain's balance between focus and vigilance. Your control over what you pay attention to is sacrificed at the expense of worrisome thoughts and a rapid response to any potential danger.
Working with interpreters may provide an opportunity to develop new skills and to enrich our understanding of diverse cultures, idioms of distress, diverse explanatory health beliefs and constructions of well-being and mental health.
This workshop covers essential aspects of diagnosis and assessment of psychological trauma.
PACT helps couples move towards secure functioning by integrating early attachment theory, arousal regulation and neuroscience into intervention. A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) is a new and innovative approach to cou
Our memory abilities begin to diminish in some respects as early as our twenties. But the picture isn't entirely bleak.
The internet has changed the way we do many things. Tasks that little over a decade ago would have involved dozens of phone calls or a trip to the library, can now be completed in a heartbeat.
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that encourages self-awareness by focusing attention on one's thoughts and sensations in a non-judgemental way.
A video of the annual joint British Psychological Society/British Academy lecture 'Keeping a spotless mind: The neuroscience of motivated forgetting' is now available online.
How our brains forget irrelevant information and how this helps protect our mental health will be explored in the British Psychological Society and British Academy free annual joint lecture happening today in London.
Keeping a spotless mind: The neuroscience of 'motivated forgetting' Dr Michael Anderson Thursday 17 September 2015, 6-7.15pm, followed by a receptionThe British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
How our brains forget irrelevant information and how this helps protect our mental health will be explored in the British Psychological Society and British Academy free annual joint lecture on Thursday 17 September in London.
At last year's BBC Proms the Aurora Orchestra performed Mozart’s symphony no.40 in G minor entirely from 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.
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