Memory

We think we remember the music we listen to really well, but new research suggests we may be mistaken.
Can we wipe material from our memories at will? Find out at our Research Digest.
Memories can serve as tools to help people make better decisions, new research has suggested.
Professor Alan Baddeley FRS CBE from the University of York has received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society’s Research Board.
Exercise can markedly affect the brain and the ability to remember, new findings have suggested.
For most of us, it's tricky enough to remember what we were doing this time last week, let alone on some random day years ago.
Personality can play a role in how an individual copes with their emotional memories.
Most of the time our autobiographical memories and beliefs match up - we remember last week's journey to a conference and believe that journey really took place. Other times, we believe an event happened but our memory of it eludes us.
Electronic cigarettes – battery-operated devices that provide nicotine via inhaled vapour - may help the memory as well as ease cravings as smokers quit their habit.
Puzzles and crafts can bring more benefits for older people than many may first realise.
Many women describe memory problems during the menopause - and new research has suggested these difficulties may be just as they seem.
A person's memory could be negatively impacted as a result of repeated stress, new research has found.
A focused training programme can serve to improve a person's memory, new research has found.
Motherly love and attention at a young age could result in a child's memory being boosted significantly, new research has suggested.
Working memory is like a neural memo-pad. People with higher working memory capacity can hold more items in mind whilst solving a concurrent problem or performing a distracting task.
Men have better memory of negative experiences than their female counterparts.
We wore ankle-length blue coats at my school, in the Tudor-style. When it rained, the wool of the coat gave off a pungent smell, rather like wet dog. Now when I encounter a similar scent, it propels me back in time to my school days.
Memory isn't etched in neural stone. It's a creative process, sketched in sand.
Cognitive decline can start much earlier than previously thought, new research found. Published in the British Medical Journal, the study revealed the brain's ability to function might begin its deterioration at the age of just 45.
The act of dreaming can serve to reduce painful memories, new research has suggested.
When our autobiographical memory lets us down, how do we reconstruct the lost chapters? Two psychologists have identified the perfect population for investigating this very question.
Like information in a book, unfolding events are stored in human memory in successive chapters or episodes. One consequence is that information in the current episode is easier to recall than information in a previous episode.
Yesterday evening Professor Lorraine Tyler FBA gave this year's British Association/British Psychological Society Lecture at the Royal Society in London. Her subject was “The Resilient Brain: Cognition and Ageing”.
A person's memory can be boosted when he or she successfully gives up smoking, new research has suggested.
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