Smells are really good at stirring up memories, especially ones from adolescence. Which is curious, because these memories are often the hardest to access. In the latest episode of SciShow, Hank Green reviews some of the research on why smells are such potent triggers of early memories.
World of Warcraft lives up to its name in that it is a vast world of its own. There’s so much more to do than just grind your way up to the latest level cap.
Neuroscientists have implanted false memories into the brains of sleeping mice, creating artificial associative memories that persisted while the animals slept and influenced their behavior upon waking. The results, the latest to spring from this burgeoning field of neuroscience, appear this week in Nature Neuroscience
Sometimes we miss things because they were better, and sometimes we miss things simply because they're gone. Today we want to know what things gone by you're most nostalgic for.
By using pulses of light, researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have produced, erased, and restored fearful memories in rats. It's a finding that could have profound implications for people struggling with neurodegenerative and anxiety disorders.
For the first time ever, neuroscientists have observed memory-forming molecules travel around the brain of a living animal. The unprecedented breakthrough is shedding light on how nerve cells make memories.
We know that people make up false memories if prompted. But since our brain never stops being a jerk, we can also convert real memories into things we believe we imagined. Cryptomnesia can strike via our own memories, or our memories of things that others tell us. One of the most famous cases of cryptomnesia…
How likely is it that people can be made up out of thin air and a bunch of rumors? In the age of Facebook, pretty likely. But it's happened before — long before the rise of social media.