Memory

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Saving Old Information Can Boost Memory for New Information

The simple act of saving something, such as a computer file, may improve our memory for the information we encounter next… More

  • Linking tasks that we intend to complete to distinctive cues that we’ll encounter at the right place and the right time may help us remember to follow through... More

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    Hacking Memory to Follow Through with Intentions

    Linking tasks that we intend to complete to distinctive cues that we’ll encounter at the right place and the right time may help us remember to follow through... More

  • Advanced computer modeling shows that the memory of one individual can indirectly influence that of another via shared social connections in large groups... More

    Information Is Contagious Among Social Connections

    Advanced computer modeling shows that the memory of one individual can indirectly influence that of another via shared social connections in large groups... More

  • A memory study suggests that a majority of Americans incorrectly think that Alexander Hamilton was a US president, and many believe the same about Benjamin Franklin, Hubert Humphrey, and John Calhoun... More

    Americans Recognize ‘Past Presidents’ Who Never Were

    A memory study suggests that a majority of Americans incorrectly think that Alexander Hamilton was a US president, and many believe the same about Benjamin Franklin, Hubert Humphrey, and John Calhoun... More

  • A new report challenges the perception that eyewitness memory is inherently fallible, finding that eyewitness confidence can indicate the accuracy of identifications made under “pristine” conditions... More

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    Eyewitness Confidence Can Predict Accuracy of Identifications, Researchers Find

    A new report challenges the perception that eyewitness memory is inherently fallible, finding that eyewitness confidence can indicate the accuracy of identifications made under “pristine” conditions... More

  • Exposure to false information about an event usually makes it more difficult for people to recall the original details, but new research suggests that there may be times when misinformation actually boosts memory. ... More

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    Detecting Misinformation Can Improve Memory Later On

    Exposure to false information about an event usually makes it more difficult for people to recall the original details, but new research suggests that there may be times when misinformation actually boosts memory. ... More

  • Memory and smell are intertwined; it’s through memory that we learn to remember smells, and disorders that take away memory... More

    Fragrant Flashbacks

    Memory and smell are intertwined; it’s through memory that we learn to remember smells, and disorders that take away memory... More

  • More than 2 decades' worth of psychological research has shown how fallible and suggestible memory can be, and the personal and societal implications that false recollections can have. ... More

    False Memory

    More than 2 decades' worth of psychological research has shown how fallible and suggestible memory can be, and the personal and societal implications that false recollections can have. ... More

  • Research findings suggest that memory encoding and self-control share and vie for common cognitive resources: inhibiting our response to a stimulus temporarily tips resources away from encoding new memories... More

    Self-Control Competes with Memory

    Research findings suggest that memory encoding and self-control share and vie for common cognitive resources: inhibiting our response to a stimulus temporarily tips resources away from encoding new memories... More

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