A quick tour through the latest scientific findings on memory.
Over the last couple of decades we’ve learned more about the workings of the brain than in all of previous history.
Great progress has been made, including some surprising findings. Keeping in mind that science is constantly moving, and future findings could overturn or revise what we currently know, here are what neuroscientists currently think about some of the most common beliefs about memory.
Growing new brain cells
Popular wisdom: You’re born with as many brain cells as you’ll ever have, and they slowly die out through life.
The evidence: New research ...