How a Bogus Scientific Study Becomes Internet Fact
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
June 05, 2014
Why we derive special pleasure from the act of remembering the past.
Scientific Proof that Google Is Destroying Your Memory
June 03, 2014
We know we can depend on Google for information, so we don't bother remembering it.
Books of Forgetting
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.
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.
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.