Everyone knows it's easier to learn about a topic you're curious about. Now, a new study reveals what's going on in the brain during that process.
News and information about how the mind works and why memory is such a complex affair.
Women with the personality trait of neuroticism may be at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
Interviews with survivors of an emergency plane landing are helping researchers understand how certain memories may increase the risk for post-traumatic stress disorder, a new study finds.
Learning a second language -- whether during infancy, childhood or the teen years -- may improve a person's thinking skills, a new study suggests.
Although forgetting is normal and vital to how the brain works, it sometimes happens in strange or unexplained ways.
Devices to keep seniors at home and independent are becoming sleeker, smarter and less intrusive, and wearable technology could make future care even brighter.
Researchers have shown that actively trying to forget an unwanted memory may actually weaken the underlying, unconscious trace as well.
Memory involves encoding, storing, retaining and subsequently recalling information and past experiences.
Implicit memory uses past experiences to remember things without thinking about them, like how to ride a bike or button a shirt.