Memory

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Note to Self review – transfixing journey through a failing memory
The new livestreamed production from Rambert2 is a sensual but unnerving, Twin Peaks-y show with a compelling central performance, about a woman with dementia

Lyndsey Winship

17, Sep, 2021 @6:00 PM

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What’s it like living with a phenomenal memory and can it be learned?
Both nature and nurture contribute to incredible recall skills and for those who have them there are benefits and drawbacks

Gary Nunn

14, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Experience: amnesia made me forget ever making an album
A car crash left me with major memory loss. When I listened to the songs afterwards, I was hearing things I had written but had no recollection of

Billy Reeves

23, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Apples review – a poignant tale of global memory loss
The world is hit by amnesia in Christos Nikou’s striking debut feature

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

09, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Forget me not: what if a virus stole our memories?
Christos Nikou’s new comedy Apples is about a city afflicted with mass amnesia. The director explains why technology is already leading us there

Ryan Gilbey

02, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The pandemic has ruined my memory. Can my search history help? | Emma Beddington
I can’t rely on the grey sponge in my head any more. But my digital footprint shows how I have been idling away my time, writes Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

02, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Rag and Bone Shop by Veronica O'Keane review – a trip down memory's many lanes
This fascinating investigation by a psychiatrist examines the intricacies of the human brain, revealing how and why our minds can play tricks on us

Kate Kellaway

07, Feb, 2021 @6:38 AM

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Where did I put the car keys?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

06, Oct, 2020 @3:30 PM

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Lockdown is distorting our memories – but there are ways to regain control | Julia Shaw
We can stop our brains creating false memories by staging memorable events at home, says psychological scientist Dr Julia Shaw

Julia Shaw

29, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function
After seven days on a high saturated fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers scored worse on memory tests

Ian Sample Science editor

19, Feb, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Meet the super humans
Four people with extraordinary abilities reveal how their superpower has shaped their lives. By Michael Segalov

Michael Segalov

26, Jan, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Clove, cinnamon, chocolate boxes – quite frankly, Christmas stinks
There is no other time of the year that is so completely enveloped in aromas. No wonder our memories are in overdrive

Jay Rayner

05, Dec, 2019 @12:00 PM

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