memory

The title of the book is a neat, and perhaps irresistible, bit of word-play… but you give us much about your early life and education as well as your working life. How much of this was garnered from your own memory and how much from other sources?
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You cover such broad ground in Adventures in Memory, pairing findings from neuroscience research with insights from literature, psychology, history, anthropology, architecture, mythology, and more. Why did you choose to incorporate so many different...

Perhaps more so than other victims*, the half million adults in the UK and the 1.27 million persons in the US who are raped every year will have to defend their recollection of the assault if they are to find justice.

This reality played out for one victim on an...

A pioneer in autobiographical memory research has been named joint winner of the 2018 British Psychological Society Lifetime Achievement Award. Professor Martin Conway, who has explored the neuropsychology of memory and neurological bases of memory, also works to challenge...

Not many people can remember their first birthday, but Rebecca Sharrock has no trouble recalling hers in vivid detail. Her present was a Minnie Mouse toy, coloured bright red and white with pink bows on it. She didn’t like its smile.

‘It had a distinctive comical face...

While it’s easy to get lost in the beauty of 1982’s Blade Runner, its science fiction film noir mashup vision of the future, or the meaning behind the story’s ambiguous ending (...

In 1993 the British Psychological Society convened a working party in response to the concern that some psychologists might be inadvertently implanting false memories of child sexual abuse in their clients. The working party’s conclusions that both genuine recovered memories...

It’s all too easy to assume that what we imagine is an accurate reflection of reality. Many of our greatest deceptions evolve out of such faulty supposition. This eminently human quandary is delightfully expressed in the now infamous 1986 Guardian commercial ‘...

Sleep is an enigma. Ask a set of experts a simple question like ‘What is sleep?’ and you get a remarkable range of answers. Similarly, researchers will provide a multitude of responses to the question ‘Why do...

A pioneer in the understanding of human memory has been awarded the 2016 John Maddox Prize. Professor Elizabeth Loftus was awarded the prize for courage in promoting science and evidence on a matter of public interest, despite facing difficulty and hostility in doing so.

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