Older Adults Share Fewer Memories As They Age

The older we are, the less likely we are to share memories of our past experiences, suggests a new study. Additionally, when we do share memories, we don’t describe them in as much detail as younger people do. The results of the study[1], conducted by researchers at the University of…Continue readingOlder Adults Share Fewer Memories As They Age

Gender Differences In Memory

Although there are many physiological and psychological gender differences in humans, memory, in general, is fairly stable across the sexes. By studying the specific instances in which males and females demonstrate differences in memory, we are able to further understand the brain structures and functions associated with memory. It is…Continue readingGender Differences In Memory

Why Some Words May Be More Memorable Than Others

Thousands of words, big and small, are crammed inside our memory banks just waiting to be swiftly withdrawn and strung into sentences. In a recent study of epilepsy patients and healthy volunteers, National Institutes of Health researchers found that our brains may withdraw some common words, like “pig,” “tank,” and…Continue readingWhy Some Words May Be More Memorable Than Others

Aphantasia May Make Dreaming, Remembering, And Imagining Harder

Picture the sun setting over the ocean. It’s large above the horizon, spreading an orange-pink glow across the sky. Seagulls are flying overhead and your toes are in the sand. Many people will have been able to picture the sunset clearly and vividly — almost like seeing the real thing.…Continue readingAphantasia May Make Dreaming, Remembering, And Imagining Harder

7 Tips To Help Support Your Partner With Anxiety

If you have fallen in love with someone with anxiety, you may know how difficult life can be for them. Luckily, there are things that you can do to help to support them, making life more joyous for you both. 1. Avoid trying to fix them. Acknowledge that you are…Continue reading7 Tips To Help Support Your Partner With Anxiety

Smokers Good At Math Are More Likely To Want To Quit

Smokers who scored higher on a test of math ability were more likely than others to say they want to quit smoking, according to new research. The reason: They had a better memory for numbers related to smoking risk, which led to perceiving a greater risk from smoking and then…Continue readingSmokers Good At Math Are More Likely To Want To Quit

Consciousness: How Can I Experience Things That Aren’t ‘Real’?

When I see red, it’s the most religious experience. Seeing red just results from photons of a certain frequency hitting the retina of my eye, which cascades electrical and biochemical pulses through my brain, in the same way a PC runs. But nothing happening in my eye or brain actually…Continue readingConsciousness: How Can I Experience Things That Aren’t ‘Real’?