Neuroscience

Researchers uncover how hippocampus influences future thinking

Over the past decade, researchers have learned that the hippocampus—historically known for its role in forming memories—is involved in much more than just remembering the past; it plays an important role in imagining ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why does time seem to go by more quickly as we get older?

When we were children, the summer holidays seemed to last forever, and the wait between Christmases felt like an eternity. So why is that when we get older, the time just seems to zip by, with weeks, months and entire seasons ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Using mindfulness to lower stress

Many chronic conditions, like high blood pressure, insomnia or heartburn, can be traced to a single common problem: stress.

Neuroscience

Mental time travel—an exclusively human capacity

Are humans the only ones who are able to remember events that they had experienced and mentally time travel not only into the past but also the future? Or do animals have the same capacity? To a certain extend, according ...

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