Short film: A late night phone call between exes brings back memories

Dan Woodliff’s Still is a powerful short film that shows the emotional roller coaster ride that can happen when you look back at your memories with someone you love. It’s a mix of tense feelings, a whole lot of regret, a dash of hopefulness and a bit of happiness. Anyone who’s been on the phone with an ex after a… » 6/17/15 2:46am 6/17/15 2:46am

Scientists film how the brain makes memories for the first time ever

For the first time in history, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have captured how our brain makes memories in video, watching how molecules morph into the structures that, at the end of the day, make who we are. If there's a soul, this how it gets made. » 1/27/14 1:30pm 1/27/14 1:30pm

What's Your Earliest Memory of Using a Computer?

We all use computers every day, but at some moment in each of our lives, there was that first meeting. A first interface, if you will. You might not remember the real first time you used a computer, but there's got to be one shining gem of nostalgia that sticks out in your mind. What is it? When you look back on it… » 3/30/13 3:00pm 3/30/13 3:00pm

Happy Memories Become Less Special If You Talk About Them

When we have a positive experience—a great meal, say, or a wonderfully romantic encounter—it's natural to want to talk about it. But a new study suggests that word-of-mouth stories blunt our feelings about experiences. In other words, telling people about your best kiss or favorite restaurant will make it feel less… » 4/16/12 2:40pm 4/16/12 2:40pm

A Vintage Photo Blog That's Actually Pretty Cool

There are a lot of photo blogs out there dedicated to collecting vintage photos, but I like the spin that relative newcomer Dear Photograph puts on the formula. It's not the first time this has been done, sure, but the quality of the submissions is uniformly excellent, and the effect—especially in the photos that show… » 6/16/11 7:00am 6/16/11 7:00am