Psychology & Psychiatry

Memories of past events retain remarkable fidelity even as we age

Scientists studying the complex relationship between aging and memory have found that in a controlled experiment, people can remember the details about past events with a surprising 94% accuracy, even accounting for age. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New study finds group discussion improves lie detection

Though many people believe they can recognize when someone is lying, detecting deception is difficult. Accuracy rates in experiments have proven to be only slightly greater than chance, even among trained professionals.

Neuroscience

Certainty in our choices often a matter of time, study finds

When faced with making choices, but lack sufficient evidence to guarantee success, our brain uses elapsed time as a proxy for task difficulty to calculate how confident we should be, a team of neuroscientists has found. Their ...

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