How your brain runs quality control on memories

"It is not only crucial for the brain to remember things, but also to weigh how good the memory is: How certain are we that a specific memory is accurate?"

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Sept. 16, 2021 ~6 min

How your brain runs quality control on memories

"It is not only crucial for the brain to remember things, but also to weigh how good the memory is: How certain are we that a specific memory is accurate?"

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Sept. 16, 2021 ~6 min

Your food choices may add or cut minutes of healthy life

Certain food choices add minutes of healthy life, and others do the opposite, say researchers. Here's what they say to eat or avoid.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 19, 2021 ~7 min

Imagination exercise reveals COVID risk of local activities

An imagination exercise can help people make more realistic judgments about the riskiness of their daily choices.

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
Aug. 10, 2021 ~10 min

Why some people stay in their neighborhood after a flood

To help people who live in areas with high flood risk consider moving, you need to first understand how they decide to stay or leave, says Anna Rhodes.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Aug. 9, 2021 ~4 min

Robotic food mindset can boost healthy eating or backfire

Thinking of the body as a machine and food as fuel works to get some people choosing healthy eating. But it can totally backfire for others, a study shows.

Stanford • futurity
July 15, 2021 ~8 min

How to recognize and counter vaccine apathy

Hear an expert explain what characterizes vaccine apathy and how to get through to folks in that category.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
July 13, 2021 ~4 min

When you choose a snack, taste beats health

Our brains process taste information before health information. That might explain why we choose a candy bar instead of an apple.

Alison Jones-Duke • futurity
July 12, 2021 ~5 min

3 reasons climate prompts some to not have kids

Climate change is affecting some people's decision whether or not to have children. A new survey identifies the specific factors.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
April 28, 2021 ~6 min

Climate labels might get you to buy different meat

A label describing a product's climate impact could get people to make more sustainable purchases, even those who'd rather avoid that kind of information.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
March 31, 2021 ~6 min

/

9