Memory

Involuntary Memories in Everyday Life: Implications for Psychological Distress

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. Adriana del Palacio-Gonzalez at the Center on Autobiographical Memory Research, Aarhus University, Denmark. Have you ever caught yourself smiling when you were by yourself walking on the street or driving? It happens to me and many times it is because a funny memory comes to mind.… Continue reading Involuntary Memories in Everyday Life: Implications for Psychological Distress

Pregnancy

Folic Acid During Early Brain Development Is Important, but Too Much Is Not Good

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. Nafisa M. Jadavji at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, Canada. Folic acid is a B-vitamin and is well known for its role during early neurodevelopment. It promotes the closure of the neural tube in utero. The neural tube in the developing embryo is the first step… Continue reading Folic Acid During Early Brain Development Is Important, but Too Much Is Not Good

Memory

Improving How We Remember That We Already Remembered an Event

This is an invited research digest contributed by Marcus L. Leppanen, M.S. at the University of Louisville. The most common form of memory that is studied in psychology is memory for events from a person’s life, for instance, their graduation ceremony years ago or the romantic dinner with their partner last night.  However, people frequently… Continue reading Improving How We Remember That We Already Remembered an Event

Sleep

Twelve Tips to Help You Get a Better Sleep

Sometimes, I struggle to fall asleep at night. I would lie in bed all night, trying to stop myself from thinking about anything specific. And during these times, there was always an impulse to get my phone and browse news or SNS. I would always have to struggle for a few minutes against this idea.… Continue reading Twelve Tips to Help You Get a Better Sleep