Memory

Memory makes us. If we couldn't recall the who, what, where, and when of our everyday lives, we would never be able to manage. We mull over ideas in the present with our short-term (or working) memory, while we store past events and learned meanings in our long-term (episodic or semantic) memory.

What's more, memory is malleable–and it tends to decay with age. So stay sharp by reading our articles on the science of recollection.



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Memory Blogs

  • Robert N. Kraft, Ph.D.

    Defining Memories

    How we think about our past and how our past thinks about us
  • Longing for Nostalgia

    I've got that old feeling.
  • William Klemm, D.V.M., Ph.D.

    Memory Medic

    How to improve everyday memory.
  • Anne Cleary, Ph.D.

    Quirks of Memory

    A Retrieval System Roundup
  • Statistical Life

    From the evolution of intelligence to memory and information overload.
  • The Guest Room

    Reports and responses from guest bloggers.
  • Mike Byster

    The Power of Forgetting

    How to clear out brain clutter and become the sharpest, smartest you
  • Dr. Ed Adams

    The Power of Your Past

    The art of recalling, reclaiming, and recasting.