Interested in learning more about the science of memory?

Here you can find a general introduction to some of the topics that we're most curious about. Find out more about how memory works, and how you can make it work for you.

What makes a memory "episodic"?

Episodic memory is a type of long-term memory that involves the recollection of specific events,...


How do we study episodic memory in the lab?

Studying episodic memory in a laboratory setting involves the use of controlled experiments and various...


How do we encode the details of our memories?

Visualize the setting you ate breakfast in this morning. You will likely find that you...

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How do the visual details of our memories change over time?

As time passes, the visual information that illustrates our memories fades away.

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How do we make a bad memory feel better?

Have you ever done something embarrassing and find yourself relieving that moment for days afterwards?...

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How can music help to strengthen our memories during sleep?

If you’ve ever experienced a late night, caffeine-fueled study session cramming for an exam you’ve...