Memory

How a Bogus Scientific Study Becomes Internet Fact
Clenching your fists helps you remember ... or does it?
September 18, 2014

In 2013, a memory study published in the open access science journal PLOS turned out to be false—but only after it was picked up by many major media outlets. 

The Science Behind #ThrowbackThursday
Why we derive special pleasure from the act of remembering the past.
June 05, 2014

Why we derive special pleasure from the act of remembering the past. 

Scientific Proof that Google Is Destroying Your Memory
We know we can depend on Google for information, so we don't bother remembering it
June 03, 2014

We know we can depend on Google for information, so we don't bother remembering it.

Books of Forgetting
Why we can't stop writing about what we can't remember
May 11, 2014

The problem of memory and memoir in an age when technology has both overcome and highlighted the limits of the human brain’s recall.

Putin Is Trying to Take Over Russia's Memories of WWII
Here's why he can't
May 09, 2014

69 years ago today, the Germans surrendered to the Soviets, who had lost 27 million people in the war. Their victory has nothing to do with Putin.

'Youth Bias' Makes Us Think the Most Important Events Happen When We're Young
March 10, 2014

A new study shows that our sense of what's important skews toward youth. 

Do You Really Remember Where You Were When JFK Was Shot?
November 18, 2013

Pretty much all Americans over the age of 50 will reminisce this week about where they were when JFK was shot.

Let's Not Return to Normal
April 27, 2013

He was 10 feet from the first bomb. He doesn't want to go back to what he was.