A study has found that time and detail changes how we think about an event.

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.   […]

The “false memories becoming real” experiment

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 […]

Studies have shown that caffeine interferes with the memory. 

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

Stereotypes strongly influence our memory and perception

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 […]

Brain Training May Worsen Performance on a Rest of Recognition Memory

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 […]

Mindfulness Meditation Increases People's Susceptibility to False Memories

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.

Mindfulness improves calmness, decision making, body regulation, and memory.

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 […]

Beauty can increase learning success by 9.5%!

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 […]