A Brief History of Gwyneth Paltrow Not Remembering Things She's Done

Spiderman who? The actress and entrepreneur can't seem to recall movies she's been in, people she's worked with, and products she's endorsed.


Distraction’s Cognitive Risks Are Worse Than the Time It Wastes

New research finds that being interrupted during a fixed task distorts and misconstrues how we view reality.


'Game of Thrones' Shows Why We Need to Back Up Human Civilization

The newest episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ plays on real world anxieties about data corruption and erasure.


The Latest Issue of VICE Magazine Gets to the Bottom of Belief, Memory, and Our Understanding of Reality

We have stories on the Mandela Effect, the increasing belief in extraterrestrials, how social media shapes our memories, and more.


5 Things That Could Help Your Brain Work Better

The brain isn’t literally a muscle, but its function can be positively and negatively affected by the behaviors we engage in every day.


Being Attacked Changed How My Brain Works

Trauma has changed the way I perceive stress. I asked some experts how to cope.


Your Brain Is Paying Attention While You're Sleeping

Even if you don't remember, your brain is listening.


Our Obsession with Taking Photos May Alter How We Remember Things

Rather than remembering what we ate, we scroll back to look at all the images we took of the food. This can have serious consequences.


Ten Questions for a Woman Who Remembers Every Moment of Her Life

"My first memory is being in a dark place, with a reddish light and my head between my legs."


What Researchers Learned from the Brain of a 27-Year-Old with Amnesia

It's possible to have knowledge without remembering.


Some People Relive Psychedelic Trips Years Later

Recreational users of drugs like LSD and mushrooms don’t always find psychedelic flashbacks upsetting, though.


Microdosing Mushrooms Could Make You More Creative

It improves two types of thinking important for creativity.