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?
The human brain is not generally very good at retrieval of isolated information. Single words, such as the name of someone you just met can easily slip away.
Have you ever noticed that you can easily remember some peoples names, while other you repeatedly struggle to recall?
When teens need to be careful about getting enough vitamins and minerals to stay healthy during puberty, they often start skipping meals and eating junk food.
Research with amnesiacs suggests a deeper relationship between the landscapes of memory and imagination. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
How is your grandparents' memory? Your great grandparents'? What happens to your mind as you grow old?
Define the word, "obtuse." The more you've read, the more likely you are to know the meaning of that and other relatively bookish words.
Did you ever have the experience of going through a photo album you haven't seen in years, and saying to yourself, "wait a minute...that's not how it was!"
Do you remember who won the world series in 1968, but forget where you left your keys? Are you great at remembering all the details of a story, but lousy when it comes to remembering people’s names? What our brains choose to remember, and exactly how they do it, has been the subject of scientific inquiry for quite some time. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
If a memory causes physical distress, does that necessarily mean that the event you’re remembering actually happened? Learn more on this Moment of Science.