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December 1, 2016

 

A child holding up a sideways image of a picture he has drawn. The child's face can't be seen. The drawing appears to be of a child or a blobby Prince Leia from Star Wars.

What It’s Like To Be Three

As children younger than four, we could talk, think, and perceive. So why are those years so hard to remember?

September 13, 2016

 

Brightly colored alphabet and number refrigerator magnets pointed in different directions.

Alphabetic Memory

Quiz: What comes before P in the alphabet? Unless you are particularly good at remembering sequences, you probably sang yourself a little song, but why?

September 2, 2016

 

Diagram of human brain

How To Remember April

It can be hard to remember something... here are some helpful memory aids!

April 11, 2016

 

memory chip

Recollection or Reconstruction?

Though we often think of the brain as a storage device, memory isn't an act of recollection, it's a reconstruction of past events.

March 23, 2016

 

bonobo

Apes and the Movies

Movie-watching chimps anticipate memorable scenes.

August 24, 2015

 

Apple computer logo and power cable

The Apple in the Mind’s Eye 

You can't remember what the Apple logo looks like, even if you look at it multiple times a day, everyday. Here's why:

June 30, 2015

 

baby laughing

Get it?    

Getting a joke is like cracking a code.

May 1, 2015

 

elephant family on the move

Older Means Wiser for Elephants

Elephant matriarchs pinpoint predators by ear.

March 30, 2015

 

sugar cubes

Link Between Memory and Sugar

Blood sugar levels can impair brain health and memory formation.

September 12, 2014

 

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Photographic Memory

Photographic memory is a myth. People with uncanny memorization skills are just really good at organizing information on familiar topics.

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