Brian Williams Is Being Punished for Something Every Human Does
February 11, 2015
Unreliable memory is a feature, not a bug, of the human brain.
A Memory Expert Explains Brian Williams's 'False' Memory
February 05, 2015
"As a memory researcher, I find it credible that Brian Williams had a genuine memory error."
Don't dwell on the bad things and you might not even remember them.
Technology Is Ruining Our Memories—And Also Might Be Making Us Smarter
December 11, 2014
So don't worry about remembering birthdays.
Our Memories Can't Be Trusted
December 09, 2014
The most troubling lesson from UVA, Ferguson, and Serial.
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.