Semantic memory

Reliving and sharing our personal past is part of what makes us human. It creates a sense of who we are, allows us to plan for the future and helps us form relationships. But we don’t all remember our past in the same way. In fact, the nature and quality of memory differs considerably between… Read more

To help us navigate, the brain encodes information about the positions of landmarks in space in a series of maps. These maps are housed by two neighbouring brain regions called the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex. These regions also encode information about non-spatial relationships, for example, between two events that often occur close together in time… Read more

The aptitude to recall specific facts deteriorates with age, but other types of memory do not, according to research by the University of the Basque Country. The study, conducted by Wilma Koutstaal of the University of Minnesota and Alaitz Aizpurua of University of the Basque Country, concludes that the memory of older adults is not… Read more