Forgot Where You Parked the Car? Memory Is a Game of All or Nothing
Study addresses the question of whether a forgotten memory is entirely lost or if it just becomes fuzzier over time. You emerge from the supermarket, struggling under the weight of the extra wine and chocolate biscuits you’ve bought to get through lockdown, and then… you draw a total blank… where did you park the car? New research by psychologists at the University of York has looked at how these irritating and highly-relatable moments of amnesia come about, and asks: when we forget is the memory entirely lost or has it instead become fuzzier over time?
Areas of Brain Where Recognition and Identification Occur
Using ''sub-millimeter'' brain implants, researchers have been able to determine which parts of the brain are linked to facial and scene recognition.
Scanning the Brain to Predict Behavior, a Daunting ‘Task’ for MRI
The Neurobiology of Social Distance: Why Loneliness May Be the Biggest Threat to Survival and Longevity
Study explores the wide-ranging, negative effects of social isolation on both psychological and physiological well-being. Never before have we experienced social isolation on a massive scale as we have during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. A new paper published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences explores the wide-ranging, negative consequences that social isolation has on our psychological well-being and physical health, including decreased life span. The paper was co-authored by Associate Professor Danilo Bzdok (McGill University and Mila Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute) and Emeritus Professor Robin Dunbar (University of Oxford).