If a person goes into detail about how bad something was then you are more likely to see the event as more horrible. This belief isn’t always true. Another thing to keep in mind is that a memory of events from further in the past will also seem worse the more details you describe. […]
In 1995 and ‘96 researchers documented a study. It was about the ease of planting a false memory in people of being lost in the mall as a child. The false event was told to the participants alongside true events. It was then absorbed into the true memory after repeating it just a few times. They actually […]
Participants began adding fake words to the list after having only 100 mg of coffee which is equal to one cup. Caroline R. Mahoney , Tad T. Brunyé , Grace E. Giles , Tali Ditman , Harris R. Lieberman & Holly, & A. Taylor (2012). Caffeine increases false memory in nonhabitual consumers Journal of Cognitive Psychology
Participants estimated that drivers in red cars are more aggressive than those in beige cars. The same study showed that women were less aggressive than men. Later, participants read about an accident with a young man in a red car and an elderly man in a beige car. Participants often put the guilt on the […]
In the first week, the researchers tested 86 participants’ performance on recognition memory. They studied several dozen words, one at a time. later they reported in a subsequent test which words they’d seen. During the fifth and final week, all participants repeated the original set of baseline tests and compared their performance to the results […]
One group of participants was told to fix their minds only on breathing. Another group was told to think about anything that came to mind. Those who thought in a conscious way came up with false memories. This was not true with the mind-wandering group.
To try being mindful just take some of your time and pay attention to how you are thinking. Don’t judge anything about what is going on. Just look at how you think about things. This kind of self awareness helps you calm down and see things in a new light. What the study showed is […]
In this study, the older participants performed just as well as the younger ones. They lacked confidence in their ability to remember things. This means that many of our cultural beliefs about aging are wrong. Older people can learn new things.
Besides data from 5 million books over 200 years support prediction that metaphors (e.g., unfriendly person) are used more frequently over time than are their semantic equivalents (e.g., cold person).
A new study finds that the attractiveness of a lecturer affects how students learn. The students listened to an audio recording of a twenty minute lecture. During the study each student viewed a picture of the supposed lecturer. The lecture didn’t change in two groups, but the picture associated with it did. One of the […]