Why do we remember scents and sounds, but not facts and figures? The brain chooses what to store in the long-term memory, and the more emotional an experience is, the more likely it is to end up there.
Out of nowhere, a random odor can send you hurtling back to a childhood memory, and you won't know why. Smell is one of our most powerful senses, and it's powerfully under-researched.
Stress influences us in many ways. It disturbs our sleep, affects our mood and can make us sick. But more seriously it also seems to damage our brain, according to a new study.
Students studying for exams have a new tool at their disposal — typography. A font developed by designers and researchers helps you remember what you just read.
Ever since the mobile phone entered our lives in the new millenium, anxieties about its ill effects have abounded. But what do we actually know about the health risks of mobile phones?
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