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Autobiographical Memory

Healing the Wounds of the Future

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Is it possible that the mere prospect of terrifying battle experiences is enough to traumatize soldiers before they actually deploy?

How Does Disgust Affect Memory?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2014 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Emotional experiences clearly affect memory. At the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy many people shared their memories of whe...

Is the Music of the 1960s Really the Best Ever?

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.03.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

It's hard to prove, one way or the other. But my critics do have some psychological science on their side.

Mourning and Memory: A Paradoxical Grief

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.13.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

There is a name for disordered mourning. It's called complicated grief, and the abnormal traits may be rooted in a paradox of memory.

REVEALED: Why Some Brains Remember 'Everything'

Posted 12.20.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 07/31/2012 02:30 PM EDT on LiveScience Can you remember what you ate for lunch on March 8, 1999? What a...

Memories of a Child Refugee

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.02.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

In the past few years, clinical psychologists have been exploring the possibility of using a cognitive deficit as a therapeutic tool for treating people -- including refugee children -- who are at high risk for depression.

Memories of the Future

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.06.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Cognitive scientists are very interested in people's "remembered futures." Which scenarios do we recall best? Are most people's future memories as rosy as mine? Or do we also spin out other, less optimistic simulations of the future, ones that we tend to forget over time?