A lot of people assume that you can’t forget your mother tongue. However, although traces of it may persist forever, it is entirely possible to lose the ability to communicate in your native language. Here, we explore why and how this happens.
Some women are more forgetful during pregnancy, while others feel the same as before. Scientific evidence shows that some forms of memory function can be impaired during pregnancy, but this is not the case for all cognitive processes. If pregnancy forgetfulness is in fact a thing, we should be careful with how we, as a society, interpret this.
Houseplants are more popular than ever and the media are eagerly responding to this. Experts and random websites alike claim that houseplants can cause all kinds of cognitive and psychological benefits. But is this true?
Scientists don’t agree on whether cell phone radiation is safe for our health. If you’re concerned, here’s how to reduce your exposure to this type of radiation when using your phone.
BCI applications have often been falsely mystified as ‘thought reading’ machines by the press. Here I try to counter these false expectations by showing how BCI applications (don’t) deliver on that.
Koko was one of the most famous gorillas of our time, and appeared to have mastered her own form of sign language. But how good was she really?