For the first few years after I was born, my parents drove a ‘78 Monte Carlo, and my earliest childhood memory is of burning my ass on it in the parking lot of what might have been a Shoney’s.
I'm not one to wear tin foil hats, but that's because silver's really not my color. But I'm willing to put that aside after reading this new study (But seriously, silver does NOTHING for my skin tone). Scientists at MIT have successfully created false memories in mice, according to a study released in the journal…
Researchers now have a hypothesis for the reason your 4-year-old niece insists on telling you the same story over and over every time she sees you. Alas, there are no new findings on how not to look bored.
If you're having trouble taking in new information as you get older, don't fret. It's not that age is making you more stupid or slow, but that your brain is already so full of information — you genius, you — that it can't make room for anything new.
It's not just middle-aged people, TV, movies, fashion, entertainment, advertising, literature and all forms of expression that exist that seem inordinately obsessed with people in their twenties. It turns out that everyone is obsessed with people in their twenties, including you. New research on memory shows that we…
We all do it: we meet people, we forget their names, and then when we see them again, we say apologetically, "I'm sorry, I'm terrible with names? What's yours again?" Except it seems the truth may be that we aren't terrible with names—we just don't care enough to remember them. Ouch.
It feels like, in this modern world, you shouldn't have to choose between having good sex and having good sleep, but apparently mattress consumers are, in fact, being faced with this dreadful choice. This is an issue because of memory-foam mattresses, which are becoming hugely popular as a result of their unique way…
16,000 female participants currently over age 70 in a long-term study published by the Annals of Neurology (and funded by the California Strawberry Commission) were asked about food consumption every four years since 1980 and underwent memory tests every two years from, 1995 and 2001. Apparently women who ate the most…
Many, if not all, of us have had the experience of walking into a room and forgetting exactly what it is we came in there to do. (Except in the case of the bathroom, where it's usually easy to remember why you are there.) Now a new study from the University of Notre Dame says there's a very good reason why this…
A new study points to a surprising way to get ladies to remember things: just talk about them in a low voice. But it has to be a man's voice.
According to new research, contraceptives like the pill can change the way your memory works — and not just because you're always trying to remember to take the damn thing.
A new study shows computer use may affect the way we remember things. But don't freak out just yet.
If you don't currently have a loved one who, in your old age, will read you passages from your most cherished moments in life, don't worry.
Cognitive therapists have long spoken of the negative thoughts associated with depression as "distortions." But it turns out something else may be distorted in depressed people — their memories.
"We look at the world once, in childhood / The rest is memory," as Louise Gluck put it. Here are some gifts that involve looking back.
You guys, scientists are learning to erase our memories! Everybody panic! Or ... maybe not.
A study shows that most young men are (not surprisingly) good at remembering whether a woman has rejected their advances. But aggressive men are worse at this — so are they worse at taking no for an answer?
Meredith Maran accused her father of molesting her, but now she says it never happened. Her story is disturbing for real survivors, but she says it could also help them.
Wrinkles, gray hair, arthritis — aging is chock-full of bonuses. Now new research from Northwestern University finds that women with excess weight in their hips experience more brain deterioration as they age. Something else to look forward to!