memory

In this short series on BBC Radio 4, journalist, broadcaster and psychology graduate Sian Williams considers different ways in which memory can be improved, or how to have a ‘better brain...

In August last year at the BBC Proms, the Aurora Orchestra performed Mozart’s symphony no.40 in G minor entirely from memory. Free from music stands and with almost all standing, they played with enormous enthusiasm and energy....

A collaboration between artist, neuropsychologists and patient which explores the devastating impacts of amnesia, drawing parallels between the sudden evacuation of St Kilda, comes to Liverpool this autumn. Lesions in the Landscape, by Danish-born artist...

Two of the most central aspects of human cognitive processes are attention and memory. Attention enables us to find objects that are of importance to us in complex environments, and to focus our awareness and selectively act on those objects to achieve our goals. Memory is...

Think of a personal quality that is important to you, perhaps one that defines you in some way. Now try to think of a specific memory, a particular time and place that demonstrates this quality. Elaborate the memory – sharpen the image. What colours, smells, feelings and...